You’re a big Detroit Red Wings fan. You love them like they were family. You’re going to bet on them to win the 2021-22 Stanley Cup.
Okay, so maybe you don’t love the Wings that much. Well, don’t feel bad. It’s understandable that you wouldn’t want to risk your hard-earned money on a Detroit Stanley Cup wager at this stage of the team’s rebuild.
Well, what if we told you that you could bet on the Red Wings to win the Cup this season and still be sitting with a very realistic chance of cashing in a win on that ticket? Is that something that might be of interest to you?
Here’s how it can happen. Thanks to some wild prop wagers at BetMGM, it’s possible to bet the Red Wings to win the 2021-22 Stanley Cup and still cash the bet.
BetMGM is offering a series of off-the-wall Stanley Cup prop wagers, some of which include the Red Wings in the package deal.
Original Six Prop
For instance, there’s an Original Six Stanley Cup prop wager. With this wager, a bettor can package all of the so-called Original Six teams – Detroit, the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs at odds of +360. In betting terminology, +360 means if you bet $100 and any of these six teams were to win the Cup, you’d gain a $360 profit on your $100 stake.
1952. The Detroit Red Wings celebrating their Stanley Cup victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The first team to go 8-0 in the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/TSIAZU2iAN
— The Hockey Samurai 侍 (@hockey_samurai) September 21, 2021
For point of reference, Chicago won the Cup in 2015. Boston played in the 2019 final and Montreal in the 2021 final. The Rangers were most recently in the Cup final series in 2014. Detroit was there in 2009 but Toronto’s drought extends back to 1967.
Another BetMGM Stanley Cup prop packages all of the teams that won their most recent Stanley Cup in the same decade.
On this date in 2008, the Detroit Red Wings won their 11th Stanley Cup Championship, beating the Penguins, 3-2, in Game 6 of the Cup Final in Pittsburgh.
Henrik Zetterberg, whose 3rd period goal proved the difference on the night, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. pic.twitter.com/fwvi5oVK5k
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 4, 2020
In Detroit’s case, that’s the 2000s. So along with the Wings (2007-08), you’d also get the Carolina Hurricanes (2005-06), Anaheim Ducks (2006-07), Colorado Avalanche (2000-01) and New Jersey Devils (2002-03). If any of them win the Cup, you cash in at odds of +350.