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Stanley Cup Odds: Golden Knights Favored Over Lightning & Islanders in 2021 NHL Playoffs

Colorado Avalanche v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Six
Colorado Avalanche v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Six / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights overcame a 2-0 series deficit against top team and Stanley Cup favorite Colorado Avalanche to win the series in six games. The Golden Knights were +1600 on FanDuel Sportsbook's adjusted Stanley Cup odds when trailing 2-0 vs the Avs, and now Vegas is the Stanley Cup favorite with four teams left.

Handicapping and strategizing future bets involves more than just evaluating the odds. The matchups, schedules, injuries and a team's chemistry and performance can carry them through the postseason.

Along with hot goaltending, that's what the Canadiens have received from Carey Price. Montreal was +15000, to win the Stanley Cup when it trailed the Toronto Maple Leafs in the opening round of the playoffs. The Canadiens are now +1100 with four teams remaining.

But Montreal faces long odds to advance to the finals. The Golden Knights are a -460 favorite to win the series while the Canadiens are +360 at FanDuel Sportsbook.

On the other side, the Tampa Bay Lightning are the top team remaining in the Eastern Conference, and they are -270 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals in their series against the New York Islanders (+225).

As the action heats up in the conference finals and the four teams push for Lord Stanley's cup, here are the updated Stanley Cup odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Stanley Cup Odds 2021

1. Vegas Golden Knights (+125)

2. Tampa Bay Lightning (+145)

3. New York Islanders (+600)

4. Montreal Canadiens (+1100)

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