There’s something to be said for being the underdog - you surprise everyone by virtue of surviving.
The Bovada Stanley Cup odds are out, and the Blues are decidedly not the favorites. In fact, at 33/1, they have the worst odds out of the 16 teams participating. At 4/1, the Chicago Blackhawks (of course) have the best odds.
2017 NHL Playoff Odds
|Chicago Blackhawks||4 to 1|
|Washington Capitals||9 to 2|
|Minnesota Wild||8 to 1|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||8 to 1|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||10 to 1|
|New York Rangers||14/1|
|San Jose Sharks||14/1|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||25/1|
|St. Louis Blues 33/1||33/1|
Why are the Blues ranked lower than every other playoff team? As one of the hottest teams down the stretch, one would think that momentum would give them a bit of a boost when it comes to the betting odds.
Then again, it’s the Stanley Cup playoffs, so all bets are off. If you want to turn some cash, though, bet on a Leafs/Blues final. It’s 133/1 odds, which is pretty appropriate considering that one of those two teams would have to be ending a 50 year old curse.