Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights


Will the Colorado Avalanche survive for a Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights?

The Colorado Avalanche won the Presidents’ Trophy in the regular season, which gave them a home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs. They have been Stanley Cup betting favorites for several weeks. They no longer are.

The Golden Knights are now +245 second-favorites to win their first Cup and -150 to reach the Cup Finals. Colorado is +350 on the NHL futures odds to win the Cup for the first time in two decades and +275 to reach the Cup Finals. The winner of this series will be a pretty heavy favorite over the surprising Montreal Canadiens (+900 to win Cup) in the next round.

That the Cup winner comes from the NHL’s West Division, which would mean either Vegas or Colorado, is an even-money favorite.