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The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal and are a long shot to win the Stanley Cup.
The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by Anze Kopitar against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on January 24, 2023. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu Getty Images via AFP.

The Los Angeles Kings have been hanging with the best teams in the NHL since the All-Star break, and sportsbooks are finally paying attention. Here’s sports betting analyst Neil Parker’s breakdown of the NHL odds for the 2022-23 Stanley Cup from our best sportsbooks.

Los Angeles has reigned supreme out of the break with the best points percentage (80.6%) while also ranking fifth in five-on-five Corsi For percentage (55.5%), and second in goals for percentage (62.8%). There’s also nothing unruly about the Kings’ 101.4 PDO – a slight hit to their puck luck is ahead, but it isn’t going to unseat them. 

The Kings boast a balanced scoring attack and have driven possession all season with a sixth-ranked 52.8 CF% when adjusted for score and venue. 

This is the best Kings team since the glory days when Los Angeles hoisted Lord Stanley for the second time in three years in 2014. But is it time to purchase a ticket for The Monarchs to win it all this time around?

Here's a look at the updated Stanley Cup futures market (odds via DraftKings SportsbookFanDuel SportsbookBetMGMCaesars Sportsbook, and PointsBet).

NHL Stanley Cup odds 2023

Bruins+380+400 🔥+375+300 ❄️+350
Avalanche+650+700 🔥 +650+600+600 
Hurricanes+850 ❄️+950+950+1100  🔥+1000 
Maple Leafs+900 +900+900+1000 +1000
Devils+1200 +1000 ❄️+1100+1200 +1100 
Oilers+1300+1300+1300+1000 ❄️+1300
Rangers+1400 🔥+1200+1200+1000 ❄️+1200
Golden Knights+1400 🔥+1300+1300+750 ❄️+1000 
Lightning+1400+1400+1400+1200 ❄️+2000 🔥 
Stars+1500 +1500+1500 +1500+1400  ❄️
Wild+2200 🔥+2000+2000+1800   +1800 
Kings+2500 +2700+2800 🔥+1500 ❄️ +2000
Kraken+3000 ❄️+4000+4000+8000 🔥+3300 
Panthers+3000 ❄️+3700 +3400+5000 🔥+4000 
Penguins+4500+3600+4000+9000 🔥+3300 ❄️
Islanders+5000+6500 +4000 ❄️+8000 🔥+5000   
Jets+5500+3200 ❄️+3300+6000 🔥+4000
Flames+5500  +5000 +5000+20000 🔥+8000 

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Stanley Cup best bets

  • Vegas Golden Knights (+1700 via DraftKings) - Feb. 17
  • Edmonton Oilers (+1500 via Caesars) - March 20

Stanley Cup odds 2023: Favorite

Avalanche (+700 via FanDuel)

The reigning Stanley Cup champs are the favorite to advance out of the Western Conference. Colorado continues to string together wins despite consistently playing with key contributors sidelined. Nathan MacKinnon has been a multi-point machine with 17 goals and 18 assists through 21 games following the All Star Break, and the goaltending has been sneaky good. The Avs have the third-best team save percentage at five-on-five, and if it carries over to the postseason, look out. Finally, I expect the +700 odds through FanDuel to be the longest available from here out.

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Stanley Cup odds 2023: Underdog

Oilers (+1300 via DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, PointsBet)

The Oilers will go as far as their superstar duo will carry them, and in particular Hart Trophy-lock Connor McDavid. The Oil made key additions at the trade deadline, and Stuart Skinner is settling in as the No. 1 starter by winning seven of his first eight March starts while posting a passable .910 save percentage.

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Stanley Cup odds 2023: Long shot

Kings (+2800 via BetMGM)

I value the experience that centers Anze Kopitar and Phillip Danault, and defenseman Drew Doughty bring to the table, and they're surrounded by a well-balanced supporting cast. Add a 23-9-4 record at Arena to the potential for Los Angeles to secure the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and the Kings present long-shot value.

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Stanley Cup odds 2023: Fade

Bruins (+400 via FanDuel)

Unless peak Bobby Orr all of a sudden starts jumping the boards for the Spoked Bs, I’m steering clear. There’s absolutely no value left in the available odds, and the numbers across our best sportsbooks are likely to continue shrinking. There was still a Bruins +450 available through DraftKings following the trade deadline on March 4, for example. 

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