The Tampa Bay Lightning won the 2021 Stanley Cup on Wednesday night and, with no time wasted, the odds are already out for which team will win the 2022 Stanley Cup. BetMGM released betting odds for next year’s championship and Tampa Bay is not exactly the favorite.
(Odds courtesy of BetMGM)
The Colorado Avalanche are favored to win the Stanley Cup next season with +500 odds. They’re followed by the Vegas Golden Knights at +650, and then the Lightning at +750 odds to three-peat. The Boston Bruins are next with +1200 odds, followed by the Carolina Hurricanes at +1400 to round out the top five.
The Montreal Canadiens, who just lost the Stanley Cup to the Lightning, open with +1800 odds.
The Seattle Kraken make their Stanley Cup odds debut at +5000. They’re ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, and San Jose Sharks, all with +6600 odds, the Anaheim Ducks and Arizona Coyotes with +8000 odds, the Ottawa Senators at +10000, and the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings at +20000.
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