This Thursday the protective titleholders will set out to protect their Stanley Cup title on the NHL betting odds as the Boston Bruins host the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference’s No. 2-No. 7 game. Is a recurrence in the cards for the governing title champions?
Following Bovada’s NHL odds, the Bruins have 17/2 odds of getting the Stanley Cup. However it may be the fifth-best spot on the list, it marks behind a number of teams, some of whom stand relatively unconfirmed related to the 2012 winners.
Is Boston a better bet than the St. Louis Blues at 8/1 or even the New York Rangers at 15/2? The Washington Capitals will surely hope not. With 28/1 odds, the Caps are a long shot to win the Cup, but so long as they have Alex Ovechkin in uniform all can occur.
Nevertheless it would be tough to bet against a team as consistent as Boston, it’s hard not to think twice about a Washington team proposing such a fascinating payout on the money line.
Nevertheless of how the series develops, the winner that results from this first-round game has the possibility to go deep in the Eastern Conference.