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NHL Stanley Cup Odds Update Features Bruins and Capitals Tied as Favorites

Jason Schandl
Alexander Ovechkin during a matchup with the Senators.
Alexander Ovechkin during a matchup with the Senators. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Less than a month away from the All-Star Game, there's still no clear picture as to who the top team in the NHL is. Nobody has more than 30 wins, while there are nine teams with at least 25 wins.

The betting odds reflect this high degree of parity, and the current favorites to take home the Stanley Cup only have +850 odds, on FanDuel Sportsbook. That top spot is a tie between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals, who have an NHL-best 65 points.

The race behind them is incredibly tight as well, with another four teams checking in at +1200 or better.

The best odds for a Western Conference team belong to the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche, who are tied at +900. The Blues are tied for the second-most points in the NHL (61), and the Avs have had a rough month, winning just five of their 15 games since January 9.

Back in the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning check in at +1000 on the back of a stellar eight-game win streak, and then we finally get our first representative of the Pacific Division, with the Vegas Golden Knights sitting at +1200.

Rounding out the top 10 is a group of four teams at +1600 in the Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Nobody has distanced themselves from the field yet, and the rest of the regular season is shaping up to bring plenty of excitement.

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