Blues Now The Favorite To Win Stanley Cup, Per Bovada
(CBS) The St. Louis Blues made a big move at the NHL trade deadline. The Chicago Blackhawks sat idle.
Because of it, the Blues are the odds-on favorite to win the Stanley Cup, according to Bovada.com. The Blues are listed with 5/1 odds to win the title, while the Blackhawks are the next-best bet, sporting 13/2 odds along with the Penguins.
There are also posted odds on who will win the Central Division. St. Louis comes in at 1/2, while Chicago is 2/1. See all the odds here.
The expectations for the Blues increased when they acquired goalie Ryan Miller and center Steve Ott before the deadline. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks stayed pat, with general manager Stan Bowman saying he has confidence in his current roster and defending champions to win it all again.
St. Louis leads the Central Division with 88 points, while Chicago sits in second with 86. The Blackhawks have played two more games, though.
The teams are on a path to meet in the Western Conference semifinals.