Two and a half weeks into the 2021 NHL season and the Colorado Avalanche still are BetMGM’s overall favorite to lift the Stanley Cup, but they now share the same odds with the Vegas Golden Knights. Below, we look at the risers and fallers in the Stanley Cup odds heading into February.
As for the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning, they’re managing with RW Nikita Kucherov out for the season and hold the third-best odds to win it all.
The biggest surprise early on has to be the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs are 5-1-2 and jumped from a “long shot” into the “favorites” group. Their odds have dropped from +5000 to the current +1600.
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The biggest disappointments? The Arizona Coyotes are +6500 after being +3500 before the season, and the Chicago Blackhawks, who are without C Jonathan Toews (out indefinitely with undisclosed illness), are +10000 after once being +4000.
2021 Stanley Cup odds: Favorites
Odds provided by BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Monday, Feb. 1, at 6:10 a.m. ET (Preseason odds from Sept. 29, 2020).Colorado Avalanche (6-3-1) +700 ⬆️ from +800 preseason oddsVegas Golden Knights (5-1-1) +700 ⬆️ from +1000Tampa Bay Lightning (4-1-1) +800 ⬆️ from +1000Toronto Maple Leafs (7-2-1) +1100 ⬆️ from +2200Boston Bruins (5-1-2) +1400 ⬇️ from +1100Philadelphia Flyers (7-2-1) +1400 ↔️Montreal Canadiens (5-1-2) +1600 ⬆️ from +5000
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2021 Stanley Cup odds: Contenders
Nhl Stanley Cup Odds 2020Carolina Hurricanes (5-1-0) +2200 ↔️New York Islanders (3-4-2) +2200 ↔️Pittsburgh Penguins (5-3-1) +2200 ⬇️ from +1800St. Louis Blues (6-2-1) +2200 ⬇️ from +1800Washington Capitals (6-0-3) +2200 ⬇️ from +1800Dallas Stars (4-1-1) +2800 ⬇️ from +2200Edmonton Oilers (5-6-0) +2800 ↔️Calgary Flames (3-3-1) +3000 ⬆️ from +3500Nashville Predators (4-4-0) +3000 ↔️New York Rangers (2-4-2) +3000 ↔️Columbus Blue Jackets (4-3-3) +4000 ⬇️ from +3500Florida Panthers (5-0-1) +4000 ↔️Minnesota Wild (6-4-0) +4000 ⬆️ from +5000Vancouver Canucks (6-5-0) +4000 ⬇️ from +3000
2021 Stanley Cup odds: Long shotsBuffalo Sabres (4-4-2) +5000 ↔️New Jersey Devils (4-3-2) +5000 ↔️Winnipeg Jets (5-3-0) +5000 ⬇️ from +4000Arizona Coyotes (3-4-1) +6500 ⬇️ from +3500San Jose Sharks (3-5-0) +6500 ⬇️ from +5000Anaheim Ducks (3-5-2) +8000 ⬆️ from +10000Los Angeles Kings (3-3-2) +8000 ⬇️ from +5000Ottawa Senators (1-7-1) +8000 ⬇️ from +6500Chicago Blackhawks (3-4-3) +10000 ⬇️ from +4000Detroit Red Wings (2-6-2) +10000 ↔️
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The Avalanche and Golden Knights are co-favorites to win the Stanley Cup. A winning futures bet on either of them pays 7-1. In other words, a $10 winning bet profits $70, and a $100 winning ticket would profit $700. Each of their implied probabilities of winning the Cup is 12.50%.
On the other end of the spectrum, if the Blackhawks or Red Wings were to shock the world as +10000 long shots, a winning ticket would pay 100-1. That’s a win probability of 0.99%.
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