NHL playoffs 2018: Odds, predictions to win first-round series, Stanley Cup

AccuScore simulates the 2018 NHL playoffs and probabilities of reaching winning the Stanley Cup.

With the 2018 NHL playoffs under way, 16 teams have a fresh shot to win the Stanley Cup, but some teams have better chances than others.

AccuScore has simulated each of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series 10,000 times to come up with predictions to play on the second round as well as win the Stanley Cup. Below are the probabilities and Vegas odds of advancing through the NHL playoffs and how they have changed.

SN STAFF PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS
Eastern Conference | Western Conference | Stanley Cup

AccuScore's odds to win Stanley Cup

Probability vs. weekly % change

Tampa Bay Lightning 17.50 0
Nashville Predators 13.50 0
Boston Bruins 9.00 0
Winnipeg Jets 8.00 0
Pittsburgh Penguins 6.50 0
Columbus Blue Jackets 6.25 0
Washington Capitals 6.00 0
Anaheim Ducks 5.50 0
Toronto Maple Leafs 5.00 0
San Jose Sharks 4.00 0
Los Angeles Kings 3.50 0
Minnesota Wild 3.50 0
Philadelphia Flyers 3.25 0
New Jersey Devils 2.00 0
Colorado Avalanche 1.50 0

Columbus Blue Jackets 6.25 0

When comparing these numbers to Las Vegas odds, there are few teams that have some value for the bets. Tampa Bay is the most probable winner, but also longer shots like Anaheim and Columbus have value when betting the Stanley Cup winner right now.

AccuScore's Stanley Cup probabilities will be updated on a weekly basis throughout the playoffs.