Stanley Cup Finals Betting – Git Yer Props Here!

When you have the likes of the Chicago Blackhawks – a dynasty in the making – going up against the Tampa Bay Lightning – a group of kids with little finals experience – it can be hard to find value in betting the winner of hockey’s Holy Grail.

Well luckily, we have heard your plight, oh loyal followers! And so we have compiled a list of NHL prop bets to keep you glued to the TV long after the series has been decided. (Feel free to tell us how you did or suggest some more we missed.)

 

Odds to win the series:

  • Chicago Blackhawks – 5/9
  • Tampa Bay Lightning – 12/7

Series outcome in games:

  • Blackhawks in 4 – 12/1
  • Blackhawks in 5 – 7/1
  • Blackhawks in 6 – 7/2
  • Blackhawks in 7 – 7/1
  • Lightning in 4 – 20/1
  • Lightning in 5 – 21/2
  • Lightning in 6 – 9/1
  • Lightning in 7 -13/2

Conn Smythe odds:

  • Jonathan Toews – 25/8
  • Patrick Kane – 10/3
  • Tyler Johnson – 21/5
  • Duncan Keith – 14/3
  • Steven Stamkos – 22/3
  • Ben Bishop – 23/2
  • Field – 33/1

Odds to lead the series in points:

  • Patrick Kane – 4/1
  • Tyler Johnson – 9/2
  • Jonathan Toews – 17/3
  • Steven Stamkos – 17/3
  • Nikita Kucherov – 13/2
  • Marian Hossa – 21/2
  • Patrick Sharp – 12/1
  • Alex Kilhorn – 12/1
  • Field – 35/1

Over/under how many games go to overtime? 1.5

Over/under longest game in the series (in minutes): 70:45

Over/under average TOI per game in the series for Duncan Keith: 30:45

First team to get a too many men on the ice penalty:

  • Chicago – 3/7
  • Tampa Bay – 3/1
  • None – 16/1

Odds there will be a shutout in the series:

  • No – 6/11
  • Yes – 7/4

Odds Bryan Bickell will score in the series:

  • No – 3/10
  • Yes – 3/1

Odds on which series will end first:

  • Stanley Cup Finals – 2/3
  • NBA Finals – 7/5

If the Lightning win, odds to be the first person Steven Stamkos passes the Cup to:

  • Brenden Morrow – 2/7
  • Valtterri Filpulla – 10/1
  • Matt Carle – 14/1
  • Victor Hedman – 17/1
  • Field – 23/1

If the Blackhawks win, over/under on how many girls Patrick Kane brings on the ice: 2.5

Odds of finishing with more points next season?

  • Tampa Bay – 3/8
  • Chicago – 7/3

(Photo Credit: user “Uncleweed” on February 13, 2006 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncleweed/99333325/) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Boris

Hockey may be a wildly unpopular sport in the U.S., but where no one is paying attention, there's a ton of value for Boris to mine. An avid NHL fan of over 20 years, Malloy made his first bet against a friend during the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals (going against Ray Bourque) and has been hooked ever since. He has yet to pay off that debt of $2, but he's made plenty back since. In between worrying about the league's next lockout, he regularly contributes to MTS and is also fluent in football, basketball, baseball and French (sort of).