2013 Stanley Cup Finals Prop Betting Picks


Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013The Stanley Cup Finals are similar to the Super Bowl in that the bookies come out with all kinds of prop betting opportunities that you haven’t seen yet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Today I looked at some of my favourite bookies online for some interesting and possibly valuable prop bets for the final series of these Stanley Cup Playoffs.  I found that Bodog (also known as Bovada) was offering the best prop bets for the Cup Finals, so below all of the props are from these bookies.

Series Correct Score

Bruins 4-0+1600
Bruins 4-1 +800
Bruins 4-2 +450
Bruins 4-3 +500
Blackhawks 4-0 +900
Blackhawks 4-1 +425
Blackhawks 4-2 +425
Blackhawks 4-3 +400

I like the Bruins to win in 6 games.  I like them to win the series and I think they will win it in front of their home fans.

Where Will The Series Be Decided?

TD Bank Garden, Boston +115
United Center, Chicago -145

I’m going to go against my previous selection here, but with good reason.  This is not going to be a sweep series.  Both teams are too proud and strong for that.  This leaves 2 games at the United Center and only 1 at TD Bank Garden.  Just using the math from the previous correct score prop you can see that the smart bet is with the United Center.

How Many Games Will Go To Overtime?

Over 1.5 +135
Under 1.5 -165

I like the over in this one.  I expect this to be a tight checking series between the teams who gave up the 1st and 3rd least goals in the regular season.  Both goaltenders are on the top of their games right now and I expect almost every game to be decided by a goal.  Tight games go to overtime more often and I like the over 1.5 for plus money here.

Conn Smythe Winner

Corey Crawford 19/10
Tuuka Rask 21/10
David Krejci 5/1
Marian Hossa 7/1
Patrick Kane 7/1
Bryan Bickell 19/2
Zdeno Charp 12/1
Patrice Bergeron 15/1

I think if the Blackhawks win the Cup, Crawford is a pretty safe bet for the Conn Smythe.  It’s been a collective effort by the Blackhawks to this point with no one player standing out other than Crawford.  And if the Blackhawks win you can expect that they won’t score a ton of goals so Crawford would have to stand on his head.

How Many Points will Jonathan Toews Score in Cup Finals?

Over 5 -115
Under 5 -115

Toews hasn’t been overly hot in these playoffs having only scored 9 points thus far.  I don’t expect that total to add too many more points to it either as I would expect Chara will be looked to for shutting down the Toews line.  Toews can play an important role without showing up on the score sheet too much though, but I don’t see him getting 6+ points in these finals.

Krejci Total Points

Over 4 -115
Under 4 -115

Krejci has scored 21 points in 16 games in these playoffs and him and his line haven’t shown many signs of slowing down.  This should be a series that goes at least 6 games and I expect Krejci to get on the scoreboard some more against the Blackhawks.

More Points? Jagr vs Handzus

Jagr -110
Handzus -120

Handzus has 9 points in 17 games in these playoffs and has taken on a fairly big role playing around 15 minutes a game for the Blackhawks.  That said Jagr is a big game player and has earned his spot on the line with Bergeron and Marchand.  He has 7 points in 16 games, but he has generated a lot of chances that he hasn’t been rewarded for….yet.  He’s also playing about 16 minutes per game and is being given a lot of powerplay time.

These are just a few of the tons and tons of prop bets that Bodog has available.  Click here to visit Bodog and check out all of their prop betting options right now.

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