Stanley Cup Odds: L.A. Kings Throw Wrench in NHL Betting Line
The Los Angeles Kings find themselves in uncharted territory now having just cast aside Western Conference No. 1 seed and consensus NHL betting line favorite Vancouver in Round 1, but can the momentum gleaned from tossing the Canucks translate over into a second-round matchup against the St. Louis Blues? Get NHL odds for the matchup at Bovada.
The unexpected turn of events has sent the Stanley Cup futures list for a loop. Now matched up against the Blues in Round 2, the Kings, who were previously expected to exit early, have 6/1 NHL odds of going all the way.
More intriguing, however, is what this means for St. Louis. Though they got past a tough San Jose Sharks team with relative ease in the Western Conference quarter-finals, the LA-Vancouver result could be the best thing that’s happened for them.
Considering that the Blues will now face a “No. 8 seed” in Round 2, Bovada’s NHL odds makers have given them league-leading 7/2 odds of winning the Stanley Cup.
Is St. Louis really the favorite heading into the second-round of the playoffs? Was Los Angeles’ victory over Vancouver a fluke? Could somebody not make the case for the Kings as the team to beat in the Western Conference?
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