Vegas Giant Circa Sees Carolina as Stanley Cup Favorite

Vegas Giant Circa Sees Carolina as Stanley Cup Favorite
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The Carolina Hurricanes lost in last season’s Eastern Conference final to Florida; the Panthers, in turn, lost the Stanley Cup final to the Vegas Golden Knights. But Las Vegas – as a font of wagering propositions – likes Carolina to win the Stanley Cup this time around.

Circa Sports, the Las Vegas bookmaker with an imposing presence in Downtown Vegas, has listed Carolina as the favorite to win this season’s NHL championship. Circa is not slated to be live at the outset of North Carolina sports betting, but has apps in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa.

The 2023-24 NHL regular season began Tuesday, with three games, and with defending champ Vegas winning its home opener against Seattle. Carolina is scheduled to open its season at home tonight, Oct. 11, against Ottawa.

Circa Sports lists the current favorites to win the Stanley Cup as: Carolina (+775), Edmonton (+825), Colorado (+850), Vegas (+975) and the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils, both +1075.

North Carolina sports betting apps are slated to go live early in 2024.

Other NHL Props at Circa

Circa Sports also posts futures props on which team will accumulate the most points in the standings for the entire season, and for most points in the month of October.

For the most points during the entirety of the season (the President’s Trophy), Carolina is tied (three-way) for second at +750.  The leading team in terms of futures odds is Colorado (+650). The Hurricanes are tied for second in the Circa Sports futures with the Rangers and the Edmonton Oilers. New Jersey and the Toronto Maple Leafs are tied for fourth at +875.

In the more immediate futures bet of which team will have the most standings points in the month of October, Carolina is ranked second at +550. The favorite for October points is Vegas at +345. (Note: All of the odds were posted before Tuesday’s games.).

NHL betting favorites to win the title at Circa Sports (as of Oct. 10) include:

  • Carolina +775
  • Edmonton +825
  • Colorado +850
  • Vegas +975
  • NY Rangers +1075
  • New Jersey +1075
  • Toronto +1150
  • Dallas +1350
  • Boston +2100
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Bill Ordine
Senior Journalist & Opinion Columnist

Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for, was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.

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