Possible Stanley Cup Matchups
Out of all the Stanley Cup matchups that could happen for 2018, is a Penguins vs. Oilers pairing the most likely?
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.ag released possible Stanley Cup matchup odds for the upcoming NHL season. A Penguins versus Oilers Stanley Cup has the best odds at 21/1, followed by four matchups that have 30/1 odds (Capitals vs. Oilers, Lightning vs. Oilers, Penguins vs. Blackhawks and Penguins vs. Wild).
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Penguins are currently 8/1 to win the Stanley Cup in 2018 and the Oilers have the next-best odds at 9/1. Thus, a Penguins-Oilers Stanley Cup final makes sense to have the best odds. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 10/1, followed by the Blackhawks, Lightning and Wild at 12/1.
Continuning with the matchup odds, a Maple Leafs vs. Oilers Stanley Cup is 35/1, as is a Penguins vs. Ducks matchup, a Penguins vs. Predators rematch, and a Penguins vs. Stars pairing. A Canadiens versus Oilers Stanley Cup has 40/1 odds, as does a Rangers versus Oilers matchup.