Who is the favorite to win the 2022 Stanley Cup Final? Odds, best bets for Avalanche vs. Lightning series

Who is the favorite to win the 2022 Stanley Cup Final? Odds, best bets for Avalanche vs. Lightning series

There is just one series remaining in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs and of course, it is the most important one. 

The Avalanche and the Lightning are set to start their Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 15 with Game 1 in Denver. It’s two teams that entered the 2021-22 season with the top two odds of winning the Cup, and now here we are months later with these two teams as the last ones standing. 

Entering the postseason, Colorado was given the best odds to win the Cup by the oddsmaker and have proven them right so far, needing just four games to beat the Predators in the first round, six for the Blues in the second and four again in the conference finals to advance past the Oilers. 

The Lightning were in the middle of the pack coming into the postseason, but have proven why you don’t doubt them. They defeated the Maple Leafs in seven games, swept the Panthers and beat the Rangers in six games, making their third consecutive finals appearance. 

STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW: Avalanche vs. Lightning 

Here is everything you need to know betting-wise for the 2022 Stanley Cup Final. 

Who is the favorite to win the 2022 Stanley Cup Final?

  • Avalanche: -200
  • Lightning: +147

The Avalanche enter the Stanley Cup Final as favorites to win the series, according to Sports Interaction. It is the fourth consecutive round that they are the betting favorite to come out on top. 

For the Lightning, they are not unfamiliar with being seen as the underdog to the oddsmakers. In the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Maple Leafs and Panthers were both favored ahead of the games against the Lightning. 

With the Avs being the favorite, they hold the three best series correct score odds heading into Wednesday’s Game 1. 

SERIES CORRECT SCOREODDS
Avs 4-1+363
Avs 4-2+363
Avs 4-3+363
Lightning 4-2+545
Lightning 4-3+590
Avs 4-0+726
Lightning 4-1+908
Lightning 4-0+1816

When will the Stanley Cup Final finish?

In a best-of-seven series, there are four possible scenarios for how long the series goes – four, five, six or seven games. 

Sports Interaction has the series ending in Game 6 or Game 7 tied for the best odds, with five games needed at the next-best and four games at the lowest. 

GAMESODDS
6 games+199
7 games+199
5 games+246
4 games+520