Bruins Slight Favorites to Win 2019 Stanley Cup With Conference Finals Matchups Set

By Ian McCafferty
Boston Bruins v Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Six
Boston Bruins v Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Six / Kirk Irwin

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And then there were four.

After back-to-back Game 7s on Tuesday and Wednesday, we've reached the Conference Finals of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Boston Bruins battle the Carolina Hurricanes to represent the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals, while the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks play for Western Conference supremacy. With a clean slate in each series, the Bruins are the slight favorites to take home the 2019 Stanley Cup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Boston has +170 odds, followed by West-favorite San Jose (+230). With home-ice advantage being what potentially tips the scales here, it's no wonder that the Bruins and Sharks, who both potentially get four games at home, are favored in their respective conferences. It's proven particularly important for the Sharks, as they've now played in and won back-to-back Game 7s on home ice. Boston also won a Game 7 at home in the first round.

The Blues (+310) and Hurricanes (+350) are underdogs here, but a win in Game 1 from either team could shift the odds in no time.

We've already seen plenty of upsets in the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and it's still anyone's game without an odds-on favorite as we head into the Conference Finals.

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