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Colorado Avalanche Start Out As Solid Favorites To Win Stanley Cup



Colorado Avalanche, Clarence Campbell Trophy

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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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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Casey Pond

I hope the Avs get it done! Without drama! But, that means player IQ needs to be on display along with hockey skills. Landeskog needs to lead by example and no do the dumb and lazy things he has done in the past. Lazy during changes, dumb with mindless penalties.

As they did with Oil, they need to take away Stammer and Kuch. And the Avs better depth continue to shine and whom ever the goalie is shut the door!

Last edited 5 months ago by Casey Pond
Kurt Scherer

Dater: “Gambling has become a big part of hockey.”
Evander Kane: “Yes, Dater. We know. Please break news.”

Aaron Rud

Sick of hearing from “knowledgeable “ people on radio and tv talk about how many games the Lightning have played the last 2 seasons . They’ve averaged 63 regular season games. The normal season is 82. The talking heads are so ridiculously funny. They’ve played 38 fewer regular season games than typical. I just laugh at how tv and radio all follow a narrative without thinking.

Last edited 5 months ago by Aaron Rud
Thomas Wilgus

What gets in the way for me of these odds favoring the AVs is a goalie named Vasilevskiy. In a 7 game series, he could easily steal a few games for the Bolts.


Or get pounded……


Vasilevsky vs the Avs: 1-3-1, 3.41 GAA .877 save percentage. Granted, playoffs Vasilevsky is better than the regular season version. However, this playoffs Avs team is better than any version Vasilevsky has gone against in the regular season


Not! Can’t stand the constant betting talk.

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