By 98.5 The Sports Hub staff
Caesar's Sportsbook has updated the Stanley Cup odds in the wake of the NHL's latest steps toward a return. The Boston Bruins are the co-favorites to win it all in 2020, sharing the same odds with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights.
Boston, Tampa, and Vegas all sit at +600 to win, meaning you bet $1 to win $6. The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues have the fifth-best odds at +900, despite finishing the 2019-20 regular season in first place in the Western Conference. The Montreal Canadiens have the longest odds at +10000.
Montreal gets a spot on the list because they've made the playoffs via the NHL's new 24-team format, which will pit seeds 5-12 against each other in the opening round while the top-4 seeds play a round-robin mini-tournament to determine the high seeds.
Here's the full list of Stanley Cup odds at Caesar's Sportsbook, as of Thursday:
The Bruins finished with the highest point percentage in the NHL (.714) in the 2019-20 regular season, meaning they own the tiebreaker in their round-robin series to determine seeding in the Eastern Conference. They'll face the Lightning, Capitals, and Flyers in the play-in round. The Blues own the same such tiebreaker in the west.
Boston and Tampa are also tied for the best odds at Caesar's to represent the east in the Stanley Cup Final. They're both at +300 as of Thursday.