Stanley Cup Playoff Odds: Best Game Lines, Series Favorites And Futures

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The Vegas Golden Knights () are one win away from a spot in the 2023 Stanley Cup finals, but the Dallas Stars () are stubbornly hanging on in the series to decide the Western Conference champion. Dallas staved off elimination for a second time with a 4-2 road win on Saturday, and now the series heads back to Dallas for Game 6 on Monday.

The Florida Panthers () are already through to the finals after completing a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes to clinch the Eastern Conference title. The winners of these best-of-seven series meet in the 2023 Stanley Cup finals. Get more analysis on Stanley Cup odds below.

2023 Stanley Cup futures odds

Compare the latest Stanley Cup championship odds for NHL teams below. If you see a number you like, click it to place a bet at that sportsbook.

Stanley Cup promotions and featured bets

DraftKings Sportsbook

First Goalscorer Odds Surge

Throughout much of the NHL playoffs, DraftKings has offered a custom odds boost on the first player to score a goal.

Valid through: End of conference finals

Caesars Sportsbook

Player Goal + Assist Combo

Caesars features a parlay for a select NHL player to score a goal and get an assist. Go to the NHL section to find out what’s available for upcoming matchups.

Valid through: End of conference finals

BetRivers Sportsbook

First Goal Insurance

Bet up to $25 on a player to score the first goal in a playoff game. If your bet fails but your player scores at some time other than first, you’ll receive a refund for the amount of your wager as a bonus bet.

Valid through: 06/18/2023

Series winner odds

Many online sportsbooks provide series-long odds and wagers, including betting on which team will win the series. Here are the current odds for each playoff series:

Vegas Golden Knights (-320)Dallas Stars (+250)VGK up 3-2
Last updated on May 28; odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Game analysis for Monday, May 29

Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars

The Vegas Golden Knights have now lost two straight after jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the series. Jonathan Marchessault (odds to score a goal in Game 6: ) had two assists in Saturday’s loss, but the Knights let Dallas take over in third period with two unanswered goals that made the difference. Now the series goes back to Dallas, where Vegas is 1-1 so far.

The Dallas Stars seem to have regained their confidence with the win on Saturday to make it a 3-2 series. Jason Robertson (odds to score a goal in Game 6: ) remains hot for Dallas, scoring his third goal in two games. Jake Oettinger was also solid in net after some shaky performances earlier in the series, as he stopped 27 of 29 shots for a .931 save percentage.

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Stanley Cup favorites

Sixteen of the NHL’s 32 teams make the Stanley Cup playoffs, but only one can take home the big prize. Here are two of the remaining favorites to lift the Holy Grail of the NHL: Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Eastern Conference

Florida Panthers : Despite finishing with just the eighth most points in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, Florida has had a Cinderella run in the playoffs. The Panthers have already knocked off the favored Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs and are up three games to zero against Carolina in the conference finals.

Western Conference

Vegas Golden Knights : The Knights have been one of the best teams in the West this season and are in position to make yet another run to the Stanley Cup finals. They eliminated another playoff favorite in the Edmonton Oilers in six games during the second round, and now face the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference finals.

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Stanley Cup odds by team

Below are the 2023 Stanley Cup odds for every team remaining in the NHL playoffs. All teams are listed in alphabetical order by division. The odds below are from the top sportsbooks in the country.

Atlantic Division

Pacific Division

Central Division

Other Stanley Cup futures

In addition to betting on which team you think will win the Stanley Cup, you can make other Cup-related bets. Some of these will have higher vig and a smaller potential payout. However, they broaden the likelihood of winning by incorporating several teams as opposed to just one. Below are a few examples of Stanley Cup futures.

Some bets may still be available during the Stanley Cup playoffs at select sportsbooks.

Stanley Cup matchup

This bet lets you wager on which two teams will face off in the Stanley Cup finals. You win the wager if you predict the matchup correctly, regardless of who eventually wins the Cup.

Winning state/province

Select the state or province that the Cup-winning team calls home.

Winning conference

Wager on which conference — Eastern or Western — the championship team will come from.

Winning division

Wager on which of the four divisions will produce the championship team: Atlantic, Central, Metropolitan or Pacific.

How to bet on the Stanley Cup

There are many ways to wager on the Stanley Cup, from picking an outright winner to picking the winning team’s division. Take a look at the options above. If you see a bet you like, click the odds for that bet to be taken to that sportsbook to place your wager. 

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Stanley Cup FAQs

Can I bet on the Stanley Cup playoffs?

Yes. In every state in which betting is legal, you can bet on which team will win the Stanley Cup.

What are the most popular Stanley Cup bets?

The most popular bet is on which team will win the Cup. Other popular options include the Stanley Cup matchup, winning conference, and winning division.

What is the Stanley Cup?

The Stanley Cup is the trophy that the NHL postseason champion wins. 

Who won the Stanley Cup last year?

The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the 2021-22 season, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning four games to two.

Which team has won the most Stanley Cups?

The Montreal Canadiens have 24 Cup wins, the most of any team in the NHL.

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