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NHL 2017-18 Outright Odds: Predators tipped to win Stanley Cup

Lorenzo Gahol 11 Apr 2018
  • Predators are favorites to win the Stanley Cup entering the playoffs
  • Lightning and Bruins are also contenders
Filip Forsberg (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Nashville Predators are the top choice with bookmaker William Hill to emerge as Stanley Cup champions this season entering the playoff stage.

The Predators hoisted the President's Trophy for the first time in franchise history after compiling a league-best 117 points (53-18-11) in the regular season. 

The troika of Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson and PK Subban will try to lead Nashville back to the Stanley Cup finals after losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. They will get support from Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi, Craig Smith and goaltender Pekka Rinne as they face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, meanwhile, have slipped to second place in the outright odds market after being the favorite for most of the season. They topped the Eastern Conference with 113 points (54-23-5). The Florida club boasts of Nikita Kucherov, who finished third behind Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux for most points this season. Also out to impress is goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who led the league in wins along with Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck. The Lightning will have to get past the wildcard New Jersey Devils in the first round of the postseason. 

The Boston Bruins are in third spot in the outright market to hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2011. They placed second to Atlantic Division rival Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference with 112 points (50-20-12). Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron will lead the Bruins in their first-round match-up against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ranked fourth in the outright odds market are the Vegas Golden Knights, who defied the odds in their maiden campaign in the NHL by topping the Pacific Division and placing third overall in the Western Conference with 109 points (51-24-7). They will play the Los Angeles Kings in their first ever playoff series.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are ranked fifth to win the Stanley Cup for the third-straight season along with the Winnipeg Jets. 

2017-18 NHL Stanley Cup Winner Outright Odds (As of April 11)

TeamWilliam Hill Odds
Nashville Predators9/2
Tampa Bay Lightning5/1
Boston Bruins 11/2
Vegas Golden Knights7/1
Pittsburgh Penguins9/1
Winnipeg Jets9/1
Toronto Maple Leafs10/1
Washington Capitals10/1


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