Updated Odds to win the Stanley Cup Finals Heading Into the Conference Finals
After a slew of thrilling games and four total seven-game series up to this point, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are down to just four teams with the Conference Finals set to begin. The Dallas Stars are set to take on the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference Finals, while the Carolina Hurricanes are going up against the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference.
Florida shocked the world in the first round by defeating the record-setting Boston Bruins in seven games and then making quick work of the favored Toronto Maple Leafs in just five games.
Both Carolina and Vegas have had easier roads, with both teams each winning their first two respective series in five and six games. Dallas, on the other hand, is the only team entering the Conference Finals coming off a hard-fought seven-game series, which they won against the Seattle Kraken.
2023 Stanley Cup Odds
The two No. 1 seeds (Carolina and Vegas) remaining in the playoffs have the two best odds to win the Stanley Cup, with Carolina getting the slight edge by the oddsmakers. Although there is not much ground between the favorite Hurricanes at +200 and the Panthers at +350.
Carolina and Vegas, as the two higher seeds, will have the home ice advantage in the Conference Finals, which gives their odds a boost, although that hasn't been an issue for Florida, who has been the worse seed in every series they've played thus far.
We should see all of these teams' odds shift on a game-to-game basis throughout the Conference Finals.
Stanley Cup Odds
Vegas Golden Knights
Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Schedule
The Western Conference Finals will begin on Thursday, May 18 and the Eastern Conference Finals start the following day on Friday, May 19. The full schedule of each series for all seven potential games can be found below.
Panthers vs Hurricanes
FLA (+120) | CAR (-145)
May: 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 26th*, 28th*, 30th*
Stars vs Golden Knights
LV (-140) | DAL (+115)
May: 19th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th*, 29th*, 31st*
* - if necessary
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