Avalanche, Hurricanes Rise Up 2019 Stanley Cup Futures

  • A month into the season, the 2019 Stanley Cup odds have changed dramatically for a few teams. 
  • Sportsbooks are taking the Avalanche and Hurricanes seriously as cup contenders. 
  • Slow starts from the Blues, Flyers and Kings has seen their odds plummet. 

One month into the 2018-19 NHL season, Bovada.lv has released new odds for the 2019 Stanley Cup. The Toronto Maple Leafs remain at the top despite a recent injury to leading scorer Auston Matthews, closely followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Nashville Predators have moved into the top three, ousting the Winnipeg Jets, who are now tied for fourth with the Boston Bruins.

The more significant movement has come lower down the list. Below, find the odds for all 31 teams, followed by a list of the biggest risers and fallers.

2019 Stanley Cup Futures

Team Stanley Cup Odds (Oct. 29) Stanley Cup Odds (Oct. 3) Trending Up/Down
Toronto Maple Leafs  +700 +700 Even ↔
Tampa Bay Lightning  +800 +850 Up ↑
Nashville Predators +900 +1000 Up ↑
Boston Bruins +1000 +1100 Up ↑
Winnipeg Jets  +1000 +850 Down ↓
San Jose Sharks +1100 +1100 Even ↔
Pittsburgh Penguins +1200 +1200 Even ↔
Washington Capitals +1400 +1400 Even ↔
Vegas Golden Knights +1600 +1500 Down ↓
Colorado Avalanche +2200 +4000 Up ↑
Dallas Stars  +2500 +2600 Up ↑
Anaheim Ducks  +2600 +2800 Up ↑
Calgary Flames +2600 +3300 Up ↑
Columbus Blue Jackets +2600 +2600 Even ↔
Chicago Blackhawks +2800 +4000 Up ↑
Edmonton Oilers +3000 +3000 Even ↔
Minnesota Wild +3300 +3500 Up ↑
New Jersey Devils +3500 +4000 Up ↑
St. Louis Blues  +3500 +2000 Down ↓
Carolina Hurricanes +4000 +6000 Up ↑
Philadelphia Flyers +4000 +2600 Down ↓
Los Angeles Kings +5000 +2800 Down ↓
Buffalo Sabres +6600 +8000 Up ↑
Florida Panthers +6600 +4500 Down ↓
Montreal Canadiens +6600 +10000 Up ↑
Vancouver Canucks  +8500 +10000 Up ↑
New York Islanders +10000 +9000 Down ↓
Arizona Coyotes +12500 +10000 Down ↓
New York Rangers +12500 +8000 Down ↓
Ottawa Senators +30000 +20000 Down ↓
Detroit Red Wings +50000 +25000 Down ↓

Biggest Risers

Team Odds on Oct. 29 Odds on Oct. 3 Probability Increase
Colorado Avalanche  +2200 +4000 79.2%
Carolina Hurricanes +4000 +6000 50%
Montreal Canadiens +6600 +10000 50%
Chicago Blackhawks +2800 +4000 41.7%
Calgary Flames +2600 +3300 27.5%

A word of warning on the Avalanche. They are the only big riser with a below average Fenwick (47.98, 23rd overall). The Hurricanes lead the NHL at 62.30%. The Flames are 7th (52.06%), the Canadiens are11th (50.79), and the Blackhawks are 13th (50.50%).

Biggest Fallers

Team Odds on Oct. 29 Odds on Oct. 3 Probability Decrease
Detroit Red Wings  +50000 +25000 50%
St. Louis Blues +3500 +2000 41.7%
Los Angeles Kings +5000 +2800 41.2%
Ottawa Senators +30000 +20000 40%
Philadelphia Flyers +4000 +2600 35.1%

The Fenwick numbers for the biggest fallers indicate that the Blues (51.40%, 8th overall) have the best chance to rebound. The Flyers are close behind St. Louis (51.36%, 9th overall).

The other three teams here are all below average in Fenwick. LA is near the median at 50.17% (17th), while the Red Wings (46.77%, 26th) and Senators (42.40%, 30th) are both near the basement.

AlexanderP

Alexander is the MTS editor-in-chief. Frank, Alex, and Geoff brought him in when they realized that their betting expertise far surpassed their grammatical abilities. He loves overanalyzing college basketball trends. Talking to him during the first weekend of March Madness is like talking to a wall. A very focused wall, but a wall nonetheless.