Stanley Cup betting odds are available on the Carolina Hurricanes with the 2022-23 NHL season just underway.
FanDuel Sportsbook was dealing Carolina as the third betting choice to win the Stanley Cup at odds of +950 as of this writing.
Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup Odds
Here’s a look at Carolina’s Stanley Cup futures odds across the sports betting industry:
Carolina won another Metropolitan Division title last season but ended up losing in the second round of the NHL Playoffs to the New York Rangers. The Canes will attempt to win the second Stanley Cup in franchise history after taking the NHL’s top prize back in 2006.
Hurricanes are Among the Top Stanley Cup Contenders
Carolina validated its status as a Stanley Cup contender by winning its first two games of the season. The Canes opened with a 4-1 win over Columbus on home ice at PNC Arena. They followed that up with a 2-1 victory at San Jose after a late goal by leading sniper Sebastian Aho.
Aho led the team with 37 goals, 44 assists, and 81 points last season. Andrei Svechnikov (30-39-69) and Teuvo Teravainen (22-43-65 points) are also back as top scoring threats for Carolina.
Defenseman Brent Burns was a key acquisition for Carolina in the offseason. At 37 years of age, Burns averaged 26 minutes of ice time for San Jose last season. The ageless wonder still has gas left in his tank, too. Burns and Jacob Slavin now combine to form one of the league’s top defensive tandems in Carolina.
The Canes also landed left wing Max Pacioretty from Las Vegas. The veteran forward only played in 39 games due to injury last season but tallied 19 goals and 18 assists in those games for Las Vegas. Pacioretty suffered a torn Achilles shortly after being acquired by Carolina, but he should be a key contributor during the second half of this season.
This could be the final season for Carolina captain Jordan Staal, who is in the last season of a 10-year, $60 million contract. Staal opted against signing a contract extension over the summer, but that development could come soon.
Staal, who has 258 goals and 611 points in a stellar NHL career, won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009.
Goaltending is a critical component to long-term success and deep playoff runs in the NHL. Carolina has a pair of top-level net minders in Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta.
Andersen was 35-14 last season with a goals against average (GAA) of 2.17, which ranked him among the top 10 goalies in the NHL. The Canes don’t lose much with Raanta between the pipes. He went 15-5 last year with a 2.45 GAA. Andersen and Raanta have both recorded victories in their only starts of this young season.
Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup Betting Analysis
We’re bullish on Carolina’s chances to hoist the Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history the season. Rob Brind’Amour has taken the Canes to the playoffs in all four seasons as head coach. At odds of +950, the Canes have an implied probability of 9.52% to win the Stanley Cup. Only the Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs had lower betting odds to win the Stanley Cup at FanDuel as of this writing.
Carolina has a solid nucleus of young scorers with veteran leadership along the blue line. If Carolina can continue to get solid goaltending from Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta, particularly in the playoffs, it has a chance to go all the way.
The Hurricanes’ 2022 playoff run ended with a Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers back in May. Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin proved to be the difference in the second-round series.
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