The New Jersey Devils are the decided underdog to the Los Angeles in the early betting odds released thus far for the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.
The opening line, courtesy of SB Nation’s odds partner, Odds Shark, has Los Angeles as a -120 moneyline favorite, while the Devils are a +100 underdog.
Odds from a variety of oddsmakers are as follows:
5Dimes — Kings (-115), Devils (100); BetOnline — Kings (-116), Devils (+105); Bovada — Kings (-120), Devils (-110).
The best-of-seven series opens Wednesday night with New Jersey hosting Game 1 at the Prudential Center at 8 p.m. ET.
New Jersey advanced to the Finals by defeating the top-seeded New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Kings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes to win the Western Conference championship.
— See SB Nation’s NHL Odds Page for the listing odds and links to more analysis.