Sharks, Leafs, Canes Rise in 2019 Stanley Cup Futures

  • The puck drops on the 2018-19 NHL season tonight (Wed., Oct. 3rd).
  • The 2019 Stanley Cup futures have changed over the last month based on trades and preseason performance.
  • Below, find the odds for all 31 teams and a quick look at which teams have risen the furthest.

2019 Stanley Cup Futures

Team 2019 Stanley Cup Odds on Aug. 28 2019 Stanley Cup Odds on Oct. 3 Trending Up/Down
Toronto Maple Leafs  +750 +700 Up ↑
Tampa Bay Lightning  +750 +850 Down ↓
Winnipeg Jets  +950 +850 Up ↑
Nashville Predators +1100 +1000 Up ↑
Boston Bruins +1200 +1100 Up ↑
San Jose Sharks +1600 +1100 Up ↑
Pittsburgh Penguins +1200 +1200 Even ↔
Washington Capitals +1100 +1400 Down ↓
Vegas Golden Knights +1100 +1500 Down ↓
St. Louis Blues  +2000 +2000 Even ↔
Columbus Blue Jackets +3000 +2600 Up ↑
Dallas Stars  +3000 +2600 Up ↑
Philadelphia Flyers +2500 +2600 Down ↓
Los Angeles Kings +2500 +2800 Down ↓
Anaheim Ducks  +3000 +2800 Up ↑
Edmonton Oilers +2000 +3000 Down ↓
Calgary Flames +3300 +3300 Even ↔
Minnesota Wild +3500 +3500 Even ↔
Chicago Blackhawks +3300 +4000 Down ↓
Colorado Avalanche +4000 +4000 Even ↔
New Jersey Devils +4000 +4000 Even ↔
Florida Panthers +5000 +4500 Up ↑
Carolina Hurricanes +10000 +6000 Up ↑
Buffalo Sabres +10000 +8000 Up ↑
New York Rangers +8500 +8000 Up ↑
New York Islanders +10000 +9000 Up ↑
Montreal Canadiens +7500 +10000 Down ↓
Arizona Coyotes +10000 +10000 Even ↔
Vancouver Canucks  +12500 +10000 Up ↑
Ottawa Senators +10000 +20000 Down ↓
Detroit Red Wings +20000 +25000 Down ↓

Who’s Up?

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks took the biggest jump on the heels of acquiring Erik Karlsson from the Senators in exchange for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, two prospects (Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers) and, hopefully for Ottawa’s sake, some magic beans.

Adding Karlsson to a d-corps that already features Brent Burns could lead to some interesting situations in their own end. But the Sharks may not be spending much time in their own end. They were already 6th in Fenwick last year and now bring Karlsson’s play-driving game.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs are now the outright favorites. They were tied at the top with Tampa at last check, but after one of the most impressive preseasons in team history (6-2-0, 3.65 GPG, 2.75 GAPG) they are tied no more.

Preseason is rarely a great predictor of regular-season performance, but the hugely encouraging part of Toronto’s exhibition slate is the chemistry between prized free-agent acquisition John Tavares and third-year dynamo Mitch Marner.

Carolina Hurricanes

The advanced analytics love the Hurricanes. They led the league in Fenwick last year at 54.24% yet only finished with 83 points and a -28 goal difference. The forward-looking metrics predict better.

But bettors might want to tread with caution: this team will be significantly different from the one that we saw last year in Raleigh. Noah Hanifin, Elias Lindholm, Joakim Nordstrom, Derek Ryan, and Jeff Skinner are all gone, replaced by Calvin de Haan, Michael Ferland, Dougie Hamilton and a ton of youth in Martin Necas, Andrei Svechnikov, Valentin Zykov. That trio is going to comprise half of Carolina’s top-six forward group and has a combined 11 GP going into the year.

 

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.