Oilers Stanley Cup Odds Improve to +750 After Taking 3-1 Lead on Flames
May 24, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers celebrate a game winning goal by forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) against the Calgary Flames during the third period in game four of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Tuesday’s NHL results have shaken up the Stanley Cup odds. The Oilers and Rangers both saw significant improvement in their Stanley Cup odds following the conclusion of Tuesday’s games. Let’s take a look at the updated Stanley Cup odds and offer you our best value bets. The Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers both saw major improvement in their 2022 Stanley Cup odds following Game 4 victories on Tuesday, May 24th. Edmonton taking a 3-1 series lead over Calgary in the Battle of Alberta is somewhat surprising considering they opened as underdogs to win the series.
Although the Oilers are an intriguing Cup bet at +750, their run is likely to end at the hands of the powerhouse Colorado Avalanche in Round 3. New York has allowed the most high-danger chances of any Eastern Conference team and would face the reigning back-to-back champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the Eastern Conference Final if they were to advance. Even though there was significant movement in the Stanley Cup odds, the Avalanche still remain plus-money favorites to win it all. Colorado has been the most dominant team in the 2022 NHL Playoffs, controlling 61% of the shot attempts and outscoring their opponents by a 36-20 margin. The Avs have a 3-1 series lead over the Blues in Round 2 and will likely see an increase in their Stanley Cup odds once they advance. Colorado at plus-money to win the Stanley Cup is a gift considering how heavily favored they are to win the Conference.
If there’s one team that gained value in the Stanley Cup odds following Monday’s results, it’s the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina’s value in the NHL odds is based on a bizarre postseason stat and the fact they were the league’s best possession team during the regular season. Carolina’s solid 25-12-4 road record during the regular season would lead you to believe that their misfortunes will turn around eventually. The Canes also have some longshot value due to a Freddie Andersen injury update. If Andersen were hypothetically to return in Round 3 vs Tampa, the Canes would have a much better chance of reaching the Cup Final.
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