The 2018-19 NHL season is less than a month away, and the Washington Capitals are looking to defend their first Stanley Cup title.
But according to Bovada’s latest 2018-19 Stanley Cup Final odds, the Capitals are behind at least three others in preseason Cup forecasts, tied with the Nashville Predators and Vegas Golden Knights thanks to 11-to-1 odds.
First on the list? The Toronto Maple Leafs.
According to Bovada, the Leafs are slight favorites to win it all over the Lightning, who last won the Cup in 2003-04 but returned to the Final in 2014-15.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10 teams per Bovada’s odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs: 13/2
Tampa Bay Lightning: 15/2
Winnipeg Jets: 19/2
Nashville Predators: 11/1
Vegas Golden Knights: 11/1
Washington Capitals: 11/1
Boston Bruins: 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins: 12/1
San Jose Sharks: 16/1
St. Louis Blues: 20/1