Series odds: Flyers are biggest underdogs of first round


The Philadelphia Flyers may have finished the regular season on a 17-6-4 run, but they’re still the biggest underdogs of the first round of the playoffs, according to online sportsbook Bovada.

If you bet $100 on the Flyers to upset the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington Capitals, you’d stand to win $240. If, on the other hand, you like the Caps, you’ll have to risk $280 to win $100.

The defending champion Blackhawks, meanwhile, only have a 50/50 shot of getting past the Blues, according to Bovada. Both teams have the same odds (-110) of advancing to the second round. Chicago-St. Louis is the only series that doesn’t have a favorite.

First-round series odds

Philadelphia Flyers (+240)
Washington Capitals (-280)

Detroit Red Wings (+130)
Tampa Bay Lightning (-150)

New York Rangers (+150)
Pittsburgh Penguins (-170)

New York Islanders (+135)
Florida Panthers (-155)

Chicago Blackhawks (-110)
St. Louis Blues (-110)

Minnesota Wild (+230)
Dallas Stars (-270)

San Jose Sharks (+125)
Los Angeles Kings (-145)

Nashville Predators (+160)
Anaheim Ducks (-180)

Odds to win the Stanley Cup

Capitals 4/1
Kings 7/1
Blackhawks 15/2
Ducks 17/2
Stars 17/2
Penguins 9/1
Blues 10/1
Rangers 16/1
Panthers 16/1
Sharks 18/1
Lightning 20/1
Predators 25/1
Islanders 25/1
Flyers 28/1
Red Wings 33/1
Wild 33/1

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