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Blues Rise In Updated Bovada Stanley Cup Odds

Place your bets?

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The latest Bovada odds have been published, and the Blues have gone from 14/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup to 9/1 odds. Based on their recent string of excellent play (8-2 in their last 10), outstanding goaltending, and overall optimism around the team right now, this is probably a move in the right direction for oddsmakers.

On the flip side, they still have the Washington Capitals as the odds on Cup favorites, and the Hawks' odds have taken a tumble. This makes me wonder if they take recent history/franchise futility into consideration (spoiler: they don't). Here are the odds for the current playoff and bubble teams:

Odds to win the 2016 Stanley Cup

3/1/16               Current Odds

Washington Capitals                       9/2                    17/4

Los Angeles Kings 11/1                    7/1

Chicago Blackhawks 5/1                     15/2

Anaheim Ducks 11/1                    8/1

Dallas Stars 10/1                    9/1

Pittsburgh Penguins 20/1                   9/1

St. Louis Blues                                 14/1                   9/1

San Jose Sharks 14/1                  16/1

New York Rangers 14/1                  18/1

Florida Panthers 16/1                  20/1

Tampa Bay Lightning 12/1                  20/1

Detroit Red Wings 25/1                  28/1

Minnesota Wild 40/1                  28/1

Nashville Predators 20/1                  28/1

New York Islanders 28/1                  28/1 

Philadelphia Flyers 50/1                  28/1

Boston Bruins 25/1                  50/1

Here are the odds to win the Western Conference - this isn't regular season, this is the playoffs:

Los Angeles Kings                    7/2

Chicago Blackhawks                 15/4                          

Anaheim Ducks                         5/1

Dallas Stars                              11/2

St. Louis Blues                          6/1

San Jose Sharks                       7/1

Minnesota Wild                         11/1

Nashville Predators                   11/1

Is everyone ready for that Caps/Kings Stanley Cup Final?