NHL Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup Playoffs is the NHL playoffs and takes place starting around May ending in the Stanley Cup Finals in June. Stanley Cup Playoffs odds are available in many markets that are opened as soon as the previous season ends. The most popular market is the outright Stanley Cup Champion, where bettors can bet the next champions. 

This page keeps track of the many line movements to these outright odds as the year progresses.

Rot Odds To Win 2023 Stanley Cup Moneyline
2001 Colorado Avalanche     +400
2002 Tampa Bay Lightning     +800
2003 Toronto Maple Leafs     +900
2004 Florida Panthers     +1000
2005 Carolina Hurricanes     +1400
2006 Vegas Golden Knights     +1400
2007 Edmonton Oilers     +1800
2008 Calgary Flames     +1800
2009 Minnesota Wild     +1800
2010 New York Rangers     +2000
2011 St. Louis Blues     +2000
2012 Boston Bruins     +2000
2013 Pittsburgh Penguins     +2000
2014 New York Islanders     +3300
2015 Washington Capitals     +3300
2016 Dallas Stars     +4000
2017 Los Angeles Kings     +4000
2018 Vancouver Canucks     +5500
2019 Detroit Red Wings     +5500
2020 Montreal Canadiens     +6600
2021 Nashville Predators     +6600
2022 Buffalo Sabres     +6600
2023 Anaheim Ducks     +7500
2024 Winnipeg Jets     +7500
2025 Philadelphia Flyers     +7500
2026 Chicago Blackhawks     +8000
2027 Ottawa Senators     +8000
2028 Columbus Blue Jackets     +10000
2029 San Jose Sharks     +10000
2030 New Jersey Devils     +10000
2031 Seattle Kraken     +10000
2032 Arizona Coyotes     +25000
All wagers have action. 2023 Stanley Cup Winner.

Getting into the Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds

Many say the Stanley Cup is the “hardest trophy to win in pro sports”. Given the rough and sometimes arbitrary nature of NHL hockey, there might be truth to this. Thus, a winning bet on the Stanley Cup Playoffs could feel like hitting the lottery. 

The postseason starts around the spring but Stanley Cup Playoffs odds are available for most of the year. You can wager on the next Stanley Cup champion as early as the next day after a team wins it. Do this through “Futures” bets on the sportsbook.

How to read Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds 

The odds display as either a negative number like -300 or a plus number like +200. The former is a favorite implying a higher probability of winning and the latter is the underdog, indicating a lower chance of winning. The lower the number, the lower the higher the chance of winning.

These odds are “American odds”. A negative number indicates how much you have to wager to win $100. So for -300, a wager of $300 is needed. While the plus number shows your payout when you wager $100. For +200, you win $200 for betting $100.

Alternatively, you can switch the format to decimal and fractional.

Teams History 

Like most championships in professional team sports, the Stanley Cup has been won only by select franchises. As the oldest existing trophy to be awarded in pro sports, there have been hundreds of teams to have lifted the championship. 

Canadian teams have won the most with the Montreal Canadiens winning 24 followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs with 13. The Detroit Red Wings are third with 11, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are next with six each, and with five are the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers.

As of 2022, 12 NHL teams have yet to win, with five yet to make the Stanley Cup Finals.

Betting example

Betting on the Stanley Cup Playoffs can be done with outrights or futures. You can bet any team to win the Cup provided they still have odds on the board. Like the stock market, their princess will either shorten or lengthen depending on how they are performing. 

Not only can you bet on a team to win the Stanley Cup, but you can also bet on teams to either make or not make the playoffs. 

Once the Stanley Cup is underway, other markets you look at are the series prices: who wins a series, how many games it will go to etc. Of course, you can bet on the individual games from the puck line (point spreads) to the moneyline and the totals. 

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