The Colorado Avalanche are -180 favorites to win the Stanley Cup at SuperBook Colorado. That kind of line is pretty consistent across the other sportsbooks, as the wise guys feel the Avs will be the next champs. Against a two-time defending Stanley Cup champ, I was a bit surprised the odds were so high like that.
But the Avalanche have been the favorites, or whatever, pretty much all season with the sportsbooks. A -180 line, by the way, means you have to bet $180 to win $100 profit – so you’d get $280 back in total for a successful series bet. If they were +180, it means you’d have to only bet $100 to win $180 profit.
The Lightning are, in fact, +160 to win the Stanley Cup Final. Gambling has become a big part of hockey. The numbers are going way up. The league and teams are now involved with it. Like it or not, it’s here to stay.
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