Blues still favored to win Cup
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - The second half of the NHL season kicks off on Tuesday night so let's take a look at the current odds to win the 2014 Stanley Cup.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are 11/2 favorites to win this year's Stanley Cup. St. Louis has 84 points, which is tied with Chicago and three behind Anaheim, which leads the league with 87 points. The Blues have a +61 puck differential, which leads the NHL.
Speaking of the Blackhawks, they're currently 6/1 to win the 2014 Stanley Cup, as are the Penguins. The Ducks are 7/1 to win this year's NHL title, while the Bruins are 8/1 and the Sharks are 10/1. The Kings are also 18/1, while the Rangers and Maple Leafs are 20/1, respectively.
Boston has the second-best point differential at +51, while Anaheim is +49 and Pittsburgh is +48. Chicago, meanwhile, is +44 while San Jose is +33. The next closest point differential is +23, which belongs to Tampa Bay. Toronto is a -4 despite having decent odds to win the Stanley Cup.
Continuing with the odds, the Avalanche and Flyers are both 22/1, respectively, while the Lightning are 25/1 to win this year's Cup. The Canadiens are currently 33/1, while the Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Wild, Canucks and Capitals are all 40/1, respectively.
The current long shots are the Hurricanes, Devils, Senators and Coyotes at 50/1, respectively, while the Stars are 75/1 and the Jets are 100/1. The clubs with the longest odds are the Predators at 200/1, the Islanders at 300/1 and the Panthers at 500/1.