Stanley Cup 2016 Odds: Sportsbooks Favor Capitals In East, Kings In West

The field of 30 NHL teams has been whittled to 16 as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin this week.

The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington Capitals have owned the league’s best record for much of the season, and they enter the postseason as 4-1 favorites to win it all, according to sportsbooks monitored by Bovada.

Over in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Kings own the best odd of hoisting the Stanley Cup at 7-1, followed closely by the Chicago Blackhawks (15-2), Anaheim Ducks (8-1) and Dallas Stars (8-1). The Kings and Blackhawks have dominated the NHL in recent years, combining to win each of the last four Cup titles and five of the last six.

Here is the full list of Stanley Cup odds for each team.

Odds to win the Stanley Cup
Washington Capitals 4-1
Los Angeles Kings 7-1
Chicago Blackhawks 15-2
Anaheim Ducks 8-1
Dallas Stars 8-1
Pittsburgh Penguins 9-1
St. Louis Blues 10-1
New York Rangers 16-1
San Jose Sharks 16-1
Florida Panthers 20-1
Tampa Bay Lightning 20-1
Nashville Predators 25-1
New York Islanders 25-1
Minnesota Wild 28-1
Detroit Red Wings 33-1
Philadelphia Flyers 33-1

Odds to win the Eastern Conference
Washington Capitals 3-2
Pittsburgh Penguins 9-2
New York Rangers 7-1
Florida Panthers 8-1
Tampa Bay Lightning 9-1
New York Islanders 10-1
Detroit Red Wings 14-1
Philadelphia Flyers 14-1

Odds to win the Western Conference
Los Angeles Kings 4-1
Anaheim Ducks 9-2
Chicago Blackhawks 9-2
Dallas Stars 9-2
St. Louis Blues 5-1
San Jose Sharks 8-1
Nashville Predators 12-1
Minnesota Wild 14-1

Thumbnail photo via Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky

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