Top 5 Stanley Cup Betting Favorites For 2023-24 May Surprise You

So the 2023 Stanley Cup is heading to Las Vegas, where the Golden Knights will be in possession of Lord Stanley's mug for the next 12 months. But in this case, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas, as there will be a new team raising the Cup next June. 

As for which team that will be, the Vegas oddsmakers (at least BetMGM) are not predicting a Vegas repeat. 

The 2022 champion Colorado Avalanche are the odds-on favorites at this point to return to the winner's circle in 2024, at +800 odds. They were upset in the first round of this year's playoffs by the upstart Seattle Kraken. 

The Edmonton Oilers, who came up short in the second round to the eventual champs this season, are second in betting odds, at +900. 

They're followed by the President's Trophy-winning Boston Bruins, at +1000, then a tie for 4th between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes at +1200. The Leafs have only won one playoff series in the five-year current iteration of the team. 

The defending champs, the Golden Knights, are tied for the 6th-best odds, at +1400, with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. 

  • Colorado Avalanche  +800
  • Edmonton Oilers       +900
  • Boston Bruins           +1000
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +1200
  • Carolina Hurricanes   +1200
As for the runner-up Florida Panthers, they're behind 10 other teams in the betting for next year's Cup, at +1800.

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