After a grueling 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins opened as favorites in Las Vegas to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
Pittsburgh opened as a minus-150 favorite for the series at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, while the Nashville Predators are a plus-130 underdog. A $100 bet on the Penguins would win $66.67, while that same bet on the Predators would win $130.
Pittsburgh opened the playoffs tied with Anaheim and the New York Rangers with the fourth-best odds to win the Stanley Cup at 10-1. Nashville was tied for the third-worst odds at 30-1 and was a large +170 underdog against the Chicago Blackhawks in Round 1.
After defeating the Stanley Cup favorites — the Washington Capitals — in the conference semis, Pittsburgh took over as the 7-4 Stanley Cup favorites entering the Eastern Conference finals.
Game 1 will be Monday night at 8 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh.