The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018, and the franchise is looking to add another title this season. The Capitals are in the middle of a competitive first round matchup against the Panthers, and sports bettors in Maryland can bet on Alex Ovechkin and the Caps to go all the way. Retail sports betting is available at five Maryland casinos, and mobile betting apps are expected to launch later this year.
The Capitals play their home games at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. With the arena just a short drive away from the Maryland state line, the Capitals have a strong fan base throughout Maryland and the surrounding area.
With the excitement surrounding another potential Stanley Cup run, let’s take a closer look at the Capitals’ Stanley Cup odds and how to bet them in Maryland:
Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Odds
The chart below shows the current Eastern Conference and Stanley Cup odds for the Capitals as of May 13. Along with these Eastern Conference and Stanley Cup futures odds, Maryland bettors are able to bet on individual games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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The Colorado Avalanche are the current favorites to win the Stanley Cup with odds of +190 on DraftKings. The Florida Panthers (+500), Calgary Flames (+650), Toronto Maple Leafs (+900), and Carolina Hurricanes (+1100) round out the top five teams with the best odds at the Stanley Cup. Other teams in the hunt include the Tampa Bay Lightning (+1400), Edmonton Oilers (+1600), Boston Bruins (+1600), St Louis Blues (+1700), Pittsburgh Penguins (+1700), New York Rangers (+2800), Los Angeles Kings (+6500), and Dallas Stars (+8000).
Washington’s First Round Matchup
The Capitals play the Florida Panthers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Florida was the top team in the league this season, as their 122 points won them the Presidents Trophy.
The Panthers entered this series as heavy favorites (-350) to take care of business against the Capitals (+260) in the first round. While the Panthers may hold a 3-2 series lead, the Capitals have played tough. And as we know, anything can happen in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Panthers are currently -900 to advance to the second round, while the Capitals are +600.
In order for the Capitals to move to the second round, they must stave off elimination in Game 6 against the Panthers and force a Game 7. Game 6 of the series gets going on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Florida is favored on the moneyline with -175 odds, while Washington is +150 to pickup a Game 6 victory. The over/under is listed at 7 on DraftKings. Keep in mind that these odds can fluctuate up until puck drop, and the odds may be different depending on which sportsbook you use.
Along with common bets like moneylines, puck lines, and game totals, don’t forget to check out other bets such as game props, series props, player props, and parlays.
Where To Bet On The Stanley Cup Playoffs In Maryland
Online sports betting is expected to launch in Maryland later this year. Until then, Maryland sports fans can only place bets in person. Seventeen retail locations were designated in the Maryland sports wagering law. These include casinos, horse tracks, sports facilities, off-track betting locations, and bingo halls. Right now, sports fans can place their Stanley Cup wagers at five land-based casinos in Maryland. They are:
- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore – 1525 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230
- MGM National Harbor – 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
- Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel – 7002 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076
- Hollywood Casino Perryville – 1201 Chesapeake Overlook Pkwy, Perryville, MD 21903
- Ocean Downs Casino – 10218 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
A sixth casino, Bingo World in Baltimore, could be the next retail casino to offer sports betting. In February, BetRivers Sportsbook became the latest sports betting platform to qualify for a potential operator license in Maryland, and if approved, BetRivers would be the official sports betting operator at Bingo World.
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