- BetOnline has updated Stanley Cup odds for the four remaining playoff teams
- The Bruins (-135) are heavy favorites after taking a 3-0 lead on Carolina in the Eastern Conference Final
- The Sharks (+200) look like a team of destiny after a series of advantageous calls have led to wins in every round of the playoffs
While a rash of upsets eliminated many of the league’s top teams, the Stanley Cup Finals could still provide one of the juiciest storylines in years if Joe Thornton’s Sharks advance to play the Bruins.
2019 Stanley Cup Odds
|Team||2019 Stanley Cup Odds at BetOnline|
|San Jose Sharks||+200|
|St. Louis Blues||+450|
*Odds taken 05/16/19
Boston Bruins (-135)
On their first six-game playoff winning streak since 1978 and just one win away from their third Cup final in nine years, the Bruins are now the overwhelming Vegas favorite. If you blinked and missed the Boston/Carolina series, you might think the B’s have simply outclassed the Bunch of Jerks, but Tuukka Rask has been the real difference in the series.
While the Bruins have scored 11 goals on 78 scoring chances, the Hurricanes have only bulged the twine three times on 75 scoring opportunities. Whether living legends Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand add a second Cup to their Hall of Fame-worthy resumes will largely depend on if Tuukka Time extends one more round.
If you believe the Bruins are bound for glory, you might be better off waiting to see if the Sharks finish off St. Louis and overtake Boston as the presumptive favorites.
Game 3 was Tuukka, Tuukka, Tuukka and everyone else…..
— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) May 15, 2019
San Jose Sharks (+200)
San Jose looks like the team of destiny after it’s miraculous referee-assisted three-goal comeback on Vegas in game 7 of the first round, Gabriel Landeskog’s “offside” in game 7 versus Colorado in round two, and the uncalled Timo Meier hand pass that led to a 5-4 overtime win over the Blues on Wednesday night.
Now with a 2-1 series lead on a rugged Blues squad, the Sharks are loaded with popular stars such as Joe Pavelski, Erik Karlsson, Brett Burns and Conn Smythe front-runner Logan Couture (14 goals, 6 assists and counting), who are all hungry for their first Cup.
If Thornton were to win Lord Stanley against his old Boston team, one has to wonder if he might take out his mighty sword. If only there were odds on that.
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— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) May 16, 2019
St. Louis Blues (+450)
You know the story by now: On Jan. 3, the Blues sat dead last in the NHL. Craig Berube’s team then went on a second-half tear (30-10-5) that’s continued through the playoffs.
After upsetting the Jets in six games and barely outlasting the surprising Stars in double overtime of game 7, St. Louis is only three wins away from their first Stanley Cup Finals berth since 1970 – a 4-0 series sweep at the hands of the Bruins in a series best remembered for Bobby Orr’s famous flying-through-the-air OT goal.
49 years ago today, Bobby Orr scores the 1970 Stanley Cup winning goal leading the Boston Bruins past the St. Louis Blues in a 4 game sweep.
— Bobby Orr HallofFame (@BobbyOrr4HOF) May 10, 2019
If you believe revenge is best served 39 years later, laying money on the Blues at +450 while they’re down 2-1 to the Sharks could prove profitable.