|2013 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Odds: Penguins Favored With Four Left|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:00|
Updated Stanley Cup Odds
(TheSpread) – The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are down to its final four. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this year’s championship.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the favorite to win, as they have 7/5 odds to win. Other short odds to win are the Chicago Blackhawks (5/2), the Los Angeles Kings (3/1) and the Boston Bruins (5/1).
Pittsburgh is the top seed in the East and has the home-ice for its series with Boston. The Penguins beat the Islanders in six games in the first round and beat the Senators in five games to reach the conference finals. The Penguins last won the Stanley Cup in 2009.
Chicago is the top seed in the West and for the whole playoffs. The Blackhawks beat the Wild in five games to start the playoffs and just closed out the Red Wings in seven games to reach the Western finals. The Blackhawks last won the Stanley Cup in 2010.
The Bruins are the fourth seed in the East. Boston beat the Maple Leafs in seven games to start the playoffs and followed that up with a five-game series win over the Rangers. Boston won the Stanley Cup in 2011.
The Kings are the fifth seed in the West and the defending Stanley Cup champions. Los Angeles beat the Blues in six games to start its playoff run, and then the Kings beat the Sharks in seven games to reach the Western Conference Finals.
For odds on each team to win the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, see below
2013 Stanley Cup Odds To Win
Pittsburgh Penguins 7/5
Chicago Blackhawks 5/2
Los Angeles Kings 3/1
Boston Bruins 5/1