Chicago Blackhawks Small Favorite To Beat Boston Bruins

Published on June 10th, 2013 4:04 pm EST

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The Chicago Blackhawks have opened as a small favorite to beat the Boston Bruins in the 2012-13 Stanley Cup Finals, which gets underway on Wednesday evening.

Here is a look at the current betting odds for the series:

Boston Bruins, 2.25
Chicago Blackhawks, 1.68

According to these odds, a successful $100 wager on the Bruins would return a total profit of $125, while a successful $100 bet on the Blackhawks would return a total profit of $68.

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The Blackhawks finished as the league's top team in the regular season, but it is the Bruins that seem to have the most momentum at the moment. The Bruins shocked everybody by easily dispatching of the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games, while the Blackhawks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion LA Kings in five games. Sure, both series were easy victories, but the Bruins' astonishing demolition of Sidney Crosby and the Penguins resulted in the odds for the Finals tightening considerably.

The Blackhawks have home ice advantage in this series, which is why they have the edge, but other than that, this series looks like a toss-up.

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Here are some other odds for the Finals that you might be interested in:

Boston Bruins to Win in 4, 17.00
Boston Bruins to Win in 5, 9.00
Boston Bruins to Win in 6, 5.50
Boston Bruins to Win in 7, 6.50

Chicago Blackhawks to Win in 4, 11.00
Chicago Blackhawks to Win in 5, 5.50
Chicago Blackhawks to Win in 6, 5.50
Chicago Blackhawks to Win in 7, 5.00

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