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NHL Futures Odds

NHL Odds & Futures

An NHL "futures" bet is a bet on an event that will be determined in the future--beyond just the current day or week. Often, futures center around end-of-season results like betting on a team to win the Stanley Cup. If the selected team or players wins the event on which the bet was placed, the bettor wins their bet.

Futures odds are associated with big payouts, hence greater-scale-than-normal odds like +6000 are not unheard of. It is hard to win the Stanley Cup and difficult to predict early in a season. Even the best teams, or "most likely" outcomes, will be plus-money far off from the event date. Futures are available across the season for conference and division outcomes, individual player awards, and more.

Jump Ahead: Stanley Cup Finals | Hart Trophy | Art Ross Trophy | Calder Trophy | NHL Eastern Conference | NHL Western Conference | Betting on NHL Futures

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Stanley Cup Odds

The Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America. To win this prestigious trophy is every hockey player's dream and last year the Tampa Bay Lightning had the opportunity to win cup two years in a row. The current favorite is the Colorado Avalanche to win the 2022 Stanley Cup and just like last year they were in this position at this time. We'll see if they can fulfill their dreams to get their names on the Stanley Cup.

Odds to Win Stanley Cup - Current Leaders

Team Odds
Colorado Avalanche +550
Tampa Bay Lightning +700
Toronto Maple Leafs +700
Vegas Golden Knights +800
Florida Panthers +800

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 9:35 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Stanley Cup Futures

calendar icon Key NHL Finals Dates & 2021 Overview

2022 NHL Playoffs will begin on Monday, May 2nd, and end as late as Thursday, June 30

Last year’s Finals recap: Tampa Bay Lightning won the series 4-1 vs the Montreal Canadiens.

Odds for Most Team Points in NHL Season

Regular Season Point Total Odds

Like most sports, the best time to bet on NHL point totals is right before the season starts. In the beginning of the season, the Colorado Avalanche have the largest point total to overcome for the second straight season at 111.5 points. Reaching the midway point of the season, the Avalanche still own the most points to reach in a season.

NHL Point Totals Futures

NHL Hart Memorial Trophy Winners

Hart Trophy Odds

The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association has awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy to the league’s most valuable player since 1926. With 32 teams in the NHL, the Hart Trophy race has never been more exciting. Connor McDavid, who won the award twice already (2017, 2021), maintains the top odds slot to win the award.

2021-2022 Hart Trophy Winner Odds
Player(Team) Odds
Connor McDavid (Edmonton) +135
Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton) +375
Alex Ovechkin (Washington) +700
Auston Matthews (Toronto) +900
Mikko Rantanen (Colorado) +2800

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 10:13 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Hart Trophy Futures

NHL Art Ross Trophy Winners

Art Ross Trophy Odds

The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the NHL’s regular-season points leader. Last season, Connor McDavid captured his third Art Ross trophy scoring 105 points in 56 games and this year he is once again the favorite to win the trophy again. McDavid and his teammate, Leon Draisaitl, lead the league in points at the halfway point of the season. 

Art Ross Trophy Futures

NHL Vezina Trophy Winners

Vezina Trophy odds

The Vezina Trophy is awarded at the conclusion of every season to the goalie deemed to be the best at his position. Last season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, his first time taking home this honor. That season he had a career high in save percentage with .928 as well as goals-against average with 1.98. This season, Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Lightning is looking for his second Vezina Trophy as he remains the favorite to win.

Vezina Trophy Futures

NHL Calder Memorial Trophy Winners

Calder Trophy Odds

The Calder Trophy is awarded to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL. Last season, Kirill Kaprizov of the Minnesota Wild won the Calder Trophy. Kaprizov led all rookies in goals (27), points (51), power-play goals (eight) and shots on goal (157) in 55 games. Lucas Raymond, of the Detroit Red Wings, is the favorite to win the trophy this year, leading all rookies in goals and points.

Calder Trophy Futures

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Eastern Conference Futures Odds

The Florida Panthers have made an unforgiving run to the top of the Eastern Conference futures board. Although, they are tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning as the odds-on favorites to represent the East in the Stanley Cup Finals. Few teams have as dominant metrics as the Panthers, with the second-best expected goals-for rating at five-on-five and the best rating across all strengths. Florida’s success is premised on offense, and almost no one does it better, as the Panthers rank second in the league in expected goals-for per game.

Jump Ahead to Eastern Conference Divisions: Atlantic | Metropolitan

The Eastern Conference Leaders:

Eastern Conference Winner Odds
Team Odds Division
Tampa Bay Lightning +425 Atlantic
Toronto Maple Leafs +425 Atlantic
Florida Panthers +425 Atlantic
Carolina Hurricanes +650 Metropolitan
Washington Capitals +700 Metropolitan

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 10:13 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Eastern Conference Futures

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Atlantic Division

After a solid few weeks, the Lightning are charging for the Panthers as they narrow the gap in the Atlantic NHL Divisional odds. While the Panthers have performed well across the board and are absolutely filling the net at the offensive end of the ice, the bounce back of two-time Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky is a major positive for Florida.

Odds to win 2021-2022 Atlantic Division

  • Tampa Bay Lightning +165
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +175
  • Florida Panthers +225
  • Boston Bruins +1800
  • Detroit Red Wings +15000
  • Buffalo Sabres +50000
  • Montreal Canadiens +50000
  • Ottawa Senators +50000

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 10:13 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Atlantic Division Futures

Atlantic Division Teams
Bruins logoBoston Bruins Sabres logoBuffalo Sabres
Red Wings logoDetroit Red Wings Panthers logoFlorida Panthers
Canadiens logoMontreal Canadiens Senators logoOttawa Senators
Lightning logoTampa Bay Lightning Maple Leafs logoToronto Maple Leafs

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Metropolitan Division

Although the Hurricanes have been slumping a little bit recently, they are among the best teams on both sided of the puck, boast strong special teams and are one of the better faceoff teams in the league. While many clubs rely on a top line to do the heavy lifting, it’s a team effort both up front and on the back end for one of, if not the deepest team in the NHL.

Odds to win 2021-2022 Metropolitan Division

  • Carolina Hurricanes +155
  • Washington Capitals +225
  • New York Rangers +450
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +450
  • New York Islanders +8000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +8000
  • New Jersey Devils +10000
  • Philadelphia Flyers +10000

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 10:13 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Metropolitan Division Futures

Metropolitan Division Teams
Hurricanes logoCarolina Hurricanes Blue Jackets logoColumbus Blue Jackets
Devils logoNew Jersey Devils Islanders logoNew York Islanders
Rangers logoNew York Rangers Flyers logoPhiladelphia Flyers
Penguins logoPittsburgh Penguins Capitals logoWashington Capitals

Western Conference (NHL) - Wikipedia

Western Conference Futures Odds

The Colorado Avalanche continue to lead the way as the favorite to win the West. They are closely followed by the red-hot Vegas Golden Knights, who now sit behind them. However, it is tough to look past teams that have made steady gains. The Minnesota Wild have surprised few observers with a fast start that has put them in contention to win the Conference. We'll see how things shape up at the end of the regular season.

Jump Ahead to Western Conference Divisions: Central | Pacific

The Western Conference Leaders:

Western Conference Winner Odds
Team Odds Division
Colorado Avalanche +425 Central
Vegas Golden Knights +425 Pacific
Minnesota Wild +425 Central
Calgary Flames +650 Pacific
St. Louis Blues +700 Central

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 10:13 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Western Conference Futures

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Central Division

Despite the Wild strong start to the season, the Avalanche remain atop of the Central NHL Divisional odds. The Avalanche’s dominance starts and ends with their first line. Colorado has solid depth scoring, a great young defensive corps and good goaltending, but the top forward group of Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon is all the Avalanche need to position themselves on top of the NHL Central Division odds.

Odds to win 2021-2022 Central Division

  • Colorado Avalanche -190
  • Minnesota Wild +325
  • St. Louis Blues +900
  • Nashville Predators +1400
  • Dallas Stars +3000
  • Winnipeg Jets +4000
  • Chicago Blackhawks +25000
  • Arizona Coyotes +100000

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 10:13 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Central Division Futures

Central Division Teams
Coyotes logoArizona Coyotes Blackhawks logoChicago Blackhawks
Avalanche logoColorado Avalanche Stars logoDallas Stars
Wild logoMinnesota Wild Predators logoNashville Predators
Blues logoSt. Louis Blues Jets logoWinnipeg Jets

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Pacific Division

With both the Flames and Oilers on long losing streaks as of late, the Golden Knights have reclaimed their position as the favorite to win the Pacific Division. The Vegas Golden Knights shocked the world in their first season, reaching the Stanley Cup Final, stockpiling draft picks and setting the franchise up for years of dominance. They haven’t stopped since.

Odds to win 2021-2022 Pacific Division

  • Vegas Golden Knights +110
  • Calgary Flames +250
  • Edmonton Oilers +350
  • Anaheim Ducks +1100
  • Los Angeles Kings +5000
  • San Jose Sharks +6600
  • Vancouver Canucks +8000
  • Seattle Kraken +15000

Odds as of Tuesday, January 4, 10:13 a.m. EST from DraftKings and subject to change

Pacific Division Futures

Pacific Division Teams
Ducks logoAnaheim Ducks Flames logoCalgary Flames
Oilers logoEdmonton Oilers Kings logoLos Angeles Kings
Sharks logoSan Jose Sharks Seattle Kraken logoSeattle Kraken
Canucks logoVancouver Canucks Golden Knights logoVegas Golden Knights

Betting on NHL Futures

After a long season and the NHL Playoffs eliminate teams from 16 to two for the Stanley Cup Finals, oddsmakers will set American Odds on the championship match-up. At this point, these are no longer future odds -- the main event is near! For an event this major, the odds have a name: the Stanley Cup Finals Odds Series Price, using American Odds.

  • Lightning logo Tampa Bay Lightning -140 (Bet $100; win $40 on the Lightning)
  • Canadiens logoMontreal Canadiens +200 (Bet $100; win $200 on the Canadiens)

For additional resources, check out our betting calculators and our guide to betting on hockey. But here are the fast facts on odd types and how to bet on the NBA Finals.

What are American Odds?

American Odds are the default odds at U.S. sportsbooks. The odds are based on winning $100 for a given bet on either the Favorite or the Underdog.  A Favorite will have a minus (-) sign next to the odds and represents the money you need to risk to win $100. An Underdog will have a plus (+) sign in front and represents the money you can win for every $100 risked. So, if you're betting on the Lightning at -140 against the Canadiens, that means Tampa Bay is a slight favorite. You need to risk $140 to win $100 on the Canadiens. If they win, you profit $100 and get your original $140 back.

What are Decimal Odds?

Beyond the U.S., most of the world uses Decimal Odds, in part because it’s easier to convert them to implied probabilities. Decimal odds represent the amount you win for every $1 wagered. And the number represents the total return, not just the profit (this is different from American and fractional odds).

 What are Fractional Odds?

Fractional Odds are used primarily in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Few bettors use fractional odds for betting sports other than horse racing, because the conversions to understand return are challenging. To calculate winnings on fractional odds, multiply your bet by the top number (the numerator), then divide the result by the bottom number (the denominator). 

Where can I bet on the NBA finals?

NHL Fans will benefit from taking advantage of "free bet" promotions and more across sportsbooks when betting NBA futures. These are the books with sign up offers and our review insights into the books themselves: DraftKings Promo Code | FanDuel Promo Code  | Caesars Sportsbook |  Pointsbet Promo Code | BetMGM Bonus Code

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