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NHL Futures Betting Odds


2021 NHL Stanley Cup Odds

Odds To Win 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final
Team American Fractional
Colorado Avalanche +450 9/2
Vegas Golden Knights +550 11/2
Tampa Bay Lightning +750 15/2
Toronto Maple Leafs +800 8/1
Carolina Hurricanes +800 8/1
Boston Bruins +1200 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins +1200 12/1
Washington Capitals +1200 12/1
New York Islanders +1600 16/1
Edmonton Oilers +2000 20/1
Minnesota Wild +2000 20/1
Florida Panthers +2200 22/1
St. Louis Blues +2200 22/1
Montreal Canadiens +2500 25/1
Nashville Predators +2800 28/1
Winnipeg Jets +2800 28/1
Dallas Stars +8000 80/1
Arizona Coyotes +250000 2500/1
Calgary Flames +300000 3000/1
Los Angeles Kings +500000 5000/1
Vancouver Canucks +500000 5000/1

How to Read the NHL Futures Odds Market

The NHL regular season is underway and the league will play a 56-game regular season and playoffs.

Instead of conferences, the league has divided into four divisions:

  • North
  • East
  • Central
  • West

Oddsmakers continue to adjust their futures odds and it appears that the West Division is the toughest group.

2021 East Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 NHL East Division
Team American Fractional
Washington Capitals -120 5/6
Pittsburgh Penguins +135 19/14
Boston Bruins +800 8/1
New York Islanders +8000 80/1

2021 Central Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 NHL Central Division
Team American Fractional
Carolina Hurricanes -10000 1/100
Tampa Bay Lightning +1600 16/1

2021 North Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 NHL North Division
Team American Fractional
Toronto Maple Leafs -10000 1/100
Edmonton Oilers +2000 20/1

2021 West Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 NHL West Division
Team American Fractional
Colorado Avalanche -130 10/13
Vegas Golden Knights +110 11/10
Minnesota Wild +3000 30/1

Updated Wed, May 5, 1:15 PM ET - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change

The Colorado Avalanche (+450), Vegas Golden Knights (+550), Tampa Bay Lightning (+750), and Toronto Maple Leafs (+800) are the top choices to win the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Finals per BetMGM.

Bettors can compare their future prices below at four of the most popular legal online sportsbooks in the United States.

Contenders - Odds Comparison

Odds To Win 2021 Stanley Cup
Colorado Avalanche +450 +450 +450 +425
Vegas Golden Knights +550 +500 +550 +500
Tampa Bay Lightning +700 +650 +750 +600
Toronto Maple Leafs +750 +750 +800 +700

2021 Stanley Cup Odds to Win

There are several good bets to win NHL Playoffs in 2021. The current odds for the top contenders to win the Stanley Cup Finals today are:

  • Colorado Avalanche: +450
  • Vegas Golden Knights: +550
  • Tampa Bay Lightning: +750
  • Toronto Maple Leafs: +800
  • Carolina Hurricanes: +1000

How to Bet on NHL Futures

Many pundits believe that the Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win in professional sports and that’s not usually a good for bettors placing NHL Future wagers but at the same time, the payoff can be great.

The NHL Futures market in pro hockey is a simple bet and can be defined as an “Odds to win” wager. Bettors must correctly select a team to win an event that takes place a later time in the year or season. The money placed on the future wager will be locked in with a sportsbook and bettors will receive fixed odds at the time of the wager. NHL Futures can be bet on before and during the season, depending on when the sportsbooks post their future odds.

Player Awards

The Hart Memorial Trophy is a popular NHL future wager for players. This award is given to the Most Valuable Player in the NHL regular season. The Conn Smythe Trophy is another top betting market and that award is for the MVP of the NHL Playoffs.

How do I bet on the Stanley Cup?

Players can bet on the Stanley Cup at all legal sportsbooks in the United States. Visit our list of legal sportsbooks in the United States for more information on where you can place NHL bets. The wager is based on simple math and very friendly to novice bettors. To figure out your Win Amount, take the odds and multiply by the amount wagered.

Ex. Boston Bruins (10/1) to win the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

The Bruins are listed as a 10/1 betting choice to win the Stanley Cup Finals. If you bet $100 on Boston to win the Stanley Cup Finals and it captures the championship, then you would win $1,000 (10 ÷ 1 x 100).

You would collect $1,100, which includes your win and stake ($100). The stake is often referred to as the wager or monies placed on your future odds wager. Players reading American Odds would see Boston as +1000 in the above example while the Decimal version on the Bruins would be 11.00.

One of the best features about betting on the Stanley Cup is that you can do it year-round and more than half (16) of the 31 teams in the league will make the playoffs. Every NHL bettor knows that if you make the postseason, then you’ve got a shot to cash your Stanley Cup future odds ticket.

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