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Odds for Game 1 of 2020 Stanley Cup Final, Series prices, and more

The Bolts are the “home team” and a big favorite in the opener of the best-of-seven.

Tampa Bay Lightning players hold on to the Prince of Wales Trophy following the series win over the New York Islanders in the first overtime period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on September 17, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET as the Tampa Bay Lightning face the Dallas Stars with the biggest trophy in hockey on the line. The game will be broadcast in the US live on NBC.

The Bolts are 12-4 in the playoffs, having dispatched the New York Islanders in six games in the Eastern Conference Final. Lightning center Brayden Point enters as the favorite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at +125. The 24-year-old has 25 points in 17 games in the NHL bubble counting both classification games and series and is a +13.

Point’s linemate Nikita Kucherov has 26 points in 19 games and is a +15, and checks in at +325 for the Smythe. Left defenceman Victor Hedman, a Norris Trophy candidate as the league’s top blue-liner, is +200 thanks to his +19 and 15 points.

For the Stars, rising superstar Miro Heiskanen leads all scorers with 22 points in 21 bubble games, and has just two penalty minutes at defenceman. He’s the chalk if the Stars win the trophy at +250, with goaltender Anton Kuhdobin as the second choice at +300. Kuhdobin has a 2.62 goals against average, a .920 save percentage, and a 12-6 record in the Edmonton games.

The following odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook:

Game 1 winner

Dallas Stars: +135
Tampa Bay Lightning: -159

Puck line Game 1

Dallas Stars +1.5: -195
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5: +160

Total Game 1

Over 5 goals: -134
Under 5 goals: +110

Stanley Cup winner

Tampa Bay Lightning: -182
Dallas Stars: +160

Exact series outcome

Stanley Cup Final exact games and winner

Outcome Odds
Outcome Odds
TB Lightning to win 4-1 +385
TB Lightning to win 4-2 +415
TB Lightning to win 4-3 +450
DAL Stars to win 4-3 +650
DAL Stars to win 4-2 +700
TB Lightning to win 4-0 +725
DAL Stars to win 4-1 +1150
DAL Stars to win 4-0 +2500

Smythe Trophy winner

Conn Smythe Winner

Player Odds
Player Odds
Brayden Point +150
Victor Hedman +200
Miro Heiskanen +250
Anton Khudobin +300
Nikita Kucherov +325
Jamie Benn +1000
Andrei Vasilevskiy +1000
Joe Pavelski +1700
Tyler Seguin +2200
Denis Guryanov +2200
Alexander Radulov +2200
John Klingberg +2700
Ondrej Palát +3000
Joel Kiviranta +4500
Alex Killorn +5500
Roope Hintz +6000
Steven Stamkos +7500
Ben Bishop +10000

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