Apr 26, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) celebrates after scoring a goal on Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson (not pictured) during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Betting Odds Show Bruins, Blackhawks at the Top


NHL Odds: The Gambling Man

For all those interested in Stanley Cup betting, here is a version of the odds, updated on Apr. 29 at 10:30 p.m., courtesy of VegasInsider.com.

Teams that have been eliminated from contention include the St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

ODDS TO WIN THE 2013-14 STANLEY CUP

Boston Bruins- 9/4

Chicago Blackhawks- 4/1

Pittsburgh Penguins- 11/2

Anaheim Ducks- 13/2

San Jose Sharks- 8/1

Montreal Canadiens- 10/1

New York Rangers- 10/1

Los Angeles Kings- 15/1

Colorado Avalanche- 16/1

Minnesota Wild- 20/1

Philadelphia Flyers- 50/1

 

The Boston Bruins have the best odds at 9/4, taking care of the Detroit Red Wings in five games. The Chicago Blackhawks are right behind them, maintaing 4/1 odds, winning their series vs. the St. Louis Blues in six matches.

In the middle of the pack in the Western Conference, you have the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks, two teams that may find themselves playing in the next round. San Jose must defeat the Kings in a game seven tomorrow night to advance.

Talking playoff-deciding contests, the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will battle in a game seven tomorrow, as will the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild.

Both the Wild and Flyers rest at the bottom of the table,  and if you’re looking to throw you’re money on a dark horse, either of these teams could be an intriguing choice.

The Rangers and Avalanche have significantly better odds than their counterparts because their final game will occur on home ice. That’s obviously a fairly strong advantage in any scenario, but it’s no guarantee.

It’s the risk your willing to weigh that matters.

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