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Stanley Cup Odds: Lightning Favored to Defeat Canadiens in Finals on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
The Tampa Bay Lightning are being favored by FanDuel Sportsbook to defeat the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are being favored by FanDuel Sportsbook to defeat the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Finals. / Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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The 2020-21 Stanley Cup Finals matchup solidified on Friday night after the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders, 1-0, in Game 7 of their third-round series. Tampa Bay will go on to play the Montreal Canadiens, who advanced to the finals by eliminating the Vegas Golden Knights in six games.

There'll be a lot of pressure on the Lightning as they enter the finals with a chance of becoming the first team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups since the Pittsburgh Penguins did it in 2016 and 2017.

Considering how they are the defending champions, it shouldn't be a surprise to learn that the Lightning are favored to win the Stanley Cup once again. FanDuel Sportsbook has listed Tampa Bay as the -260 favorite to win the championship, while the Canadiens are the +220 underdogs. If Montreal is victorious, it'll be the organization's first Stanley Cup victory since 1993 — the last time any Canadian team accomplished that honor.

Game 1 of the Lightning-Canadiens series will go down on Monday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. EST at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The Lightning are projected to win the opening matchup at -196 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Meanwhile, the Canadiens' odds of winning sit at +164.


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