Stanley Cup Odds Remain Open Despite 24-Team Playoff Becoming Likely

Vegas sportsbooks just released the latest odds to win the 2020 Stanley Cup, with the Washington Capitals now sitting at 12 to 1 odds. The Capitals were 8 to 1 favorites to win the Stanley Cup back in December, and were 20 to 1 odds to begin the 2019-2020 season. The Philadelphia Flyers are the only Metropolitan Division team to currently have better odds than the Capitals at 9 to 1.

NHL games being played by August 1st is now listing at optimistic odds of -200, according to Sports Betting Dime.

You would need to place a $200 bet to win $100 that the first game will be played before August 1. You would need to place a $100 bet to win $150 that a game will be played after August 1.

According to Sports Betting Dime the NFL is favored to be the first sports league to begin playing in front of live fans with a moneyline of +120. Interestingly enough, the NBA and NHL, who play in much smaller arenas, were the least favored.

The moneyline for the NFL is +120. (You would win $120 for placing a $100 bet). For the NHL and NBA, the moneyline has been set at +450. (You would need to place $100 to win $450).

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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