Vegas oddsmakers have released their opening odds for the 2020-21 season, including odds for winning the 2021 Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning open as +750 co-favorites to repeat, with the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights also opening at +750.
The Capitals open at +1800, meaning you would win $1,800 on a $100 bet. It can also be stated that the Capitals are 18 to 1 favorites to win it all. Vegas has the Capitals and the Flyers tied for 5th best odds.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have the third best odds in the Metropolitan Division at +2200, or 22 to 1 odds. The Islanders have the 4th best odds at +2500. The Carolina Hurricanes (+2800), the New York Rangers (+2800), the Columbus Blue Jackets (+4000) and the New Jersey Devils (+6000) round out the Metro.
The folks at Sports Betting Dime have also released odds for this weeks NHL Entry Draft, beginning on Tuesday.
Alex LaFreniere is -10,000 to go first in the draft, meaning you would have to place $10,000 to win $100 he is selected first.
By Jon Sorensen