Vegas Gives St. Louis 10/1 Odds to Win the 2013 Cup

St. Louis 10/1 to Win the 2013 Cup

We’ve had plenty of hockey news over the past couple weeks. Rick Nash was dealt. Shea Weber will be a Nashville Predator. Meanwhile, all has been quite on the St. Louis front. The team could still use an additional piece or two but it appears the roster is mostly in place. This drought of real news has forced us to expand our horizons to stories such as this one – the odds to win the 2013 Stanley Cup.

I’ll preface this article by saying I’m not a sports better. I get plenty of enjoyment from sports without feeling the need to make a wager. However, I thoroughly enjoy following the lines and odds, seeing which lines prove true and which underdog proved all the experts wrong. It’s also ridiculous the types of lines/odds you can find on places like Bovada (There are a ton of sites like this – Sportsbook review here has a great view of all the sites where you can find different odds) where you can actually wager on things like which team shoots first or whether or not the anthem will surpass X amount of minutes. Craziness.

These odds are fun. Nothing more than that. If you recall, the Blues were named Cup favorites following the first round of the playoffs. We all know how well that ended.

Keep in mind these odds can change at any given moment. That being said, the current line from Vegas (from Vegas Insider) has the St. Louis Blues listed at 10/1 to win the 2013 Stanley Cup. This places the Blues in a thick group of strong competition as Philadelphia, Vancouver, New York, LA, Chicago and Detroit are all listed at 10/1. These teams collectively come in at second with the Pittsburgh Penguins leading the way at 5/1.

You’ll note that the Minnesota Wild have moved to 20/1 odds after obtaining Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. The Columbus Blue Jackets bring up the rear of the list at 100/1, though we could make a pretty strong argument that they should have worse odds than that.

Do you see any bargains on this list? Are any teams ranked too low or too high? I personally find it interesting that Dallas is at 50/1 despite their moves this summer. It’s also surprising to see Florida, the reigning champions of the Southeast division ranked at 40/1.

The current list of odds is below:

Pittsburgh Penguins 5/1
Philadelphia Flyers 10/1
Vancouver Canucks 10/1
New York Rangers 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
Chicago Blackhawks 10/1
St Louis Blues 10/1
Detroit Red Wings 10/1
Nashville Predators 15/1
Boston Bruins 15/1
Minnesota Wild 20/1
Anaheim Ducks 20/1
Buffalo Sabres 20/1
Washington Capitals 25/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
San Jose Sharks 25/1
New Jersey Devils 30/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Florida Panthers 40/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 40/1
Phoenix Coyotes 40/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Edmonton Oilers 60/1
Colorado Avalanche 60/1
Carolina Hurricanes 60/1
Montreal Canadiens 60/1
Calgary Flames 100/1
New York Islanders 100/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 100/1

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