Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the first overtime in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Final Stanley Cup Odds: Chicago Blackhawks Heavy Favorites

The Stanley Cup Finals drop the puck on Wednesday which means fans everywhere are calling in their last minute bets to try and make this year’s Cup memorable in a different way. Sports betting site Bovada.lv released their Stanley Cup odds for what they believe will happen in the series and despite the elite netminding of Boston’s Tuukka Rask, the Chicago Blackhawks are heavy favorites in just about every prop bet available.

Series Correct Score
Boston Bruins 4-0:  14/1
Boston Bruins 4-1:  8/1
Boston Bruins 4-2:  19/4
Boston Bruins 4-3:  5/1
Chicago Blackhawks 4-0:  9/1
Chicago Blackhawks 4-1:  4/1
Chicago Blackhawks 4-2:  9/2
Chicago Blackhawks 4-3:  5/1

Total Games in the Series
4:  19/4
5:  23/10
6:   9/5
7:  17/10

Total Games in the Series 
Over 5½:      5/9
Under 5½:   3/2

As for the Conn Smythe Trophy, it’s all about the goalies.

Corey Crawford (CHI) 7/4
Tuukka Rask (BOS) 9/4
David Krejci (BOS) 5/1
Marian Hossa (CHI) 7/1
Patrick Kane (CHI) 7/1
Bryan Bickell (CHI) 19/2
Zdeno Chara (BOS) 12/1
Patrice Bergeron (BOS) 15/1
Patrick Sharp (CHI) 15/1
Nathan Horton (BOS) 20/1
Brad Marchand (BOS) 20/1
Duncan Keith (CHI) 25/1
Jaromir Jagr (BOS) 50/1
Jonathan Toews (CHI) 50/1

ProHockeyTalk.com details some of the more bizarre bets you can make on the series like who will be suspended and who will receive fighting majors and other penalties. Basically it’s not hard at all to make money on the Stanley Cup Finals but the fact that the Blackhawks are 9/1 favorites to win it all is very interesting.

Before you bet the family saving on Chicago, remember that Detroit Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard took the Blackhawks to task and nearly beat their offensive attack back. Tuukka Rask is ten times the netminder Howard was and all it takes it some physical hockey to shut down the Chicago offense.

Still, at the end of the day we’re getting a battle of Original Six teams and really we’re all winners here.

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