2021 Stanley Cup Betting Odds (January)

Like most sports leagues this year, the NHL has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the greatest hockey league in world will not start in October as it usually does and instead will commence in mid January 2021.

Discussions were underway as to how the league can be played safely, and part of the issue is the cross-border travel required between Canada and the USA, which has largely ground to a halt. But as of now, we finally have an official start date. As per the NHL and NHL Players’ Association, the regular season will start on January 13th, 2021, and ending on May 8th.

Even before or after the announcement of the official start date, oddsmakers have published their odds on the 2021 winners of the Stanley Cup, as they always do when the previous season ends.

The Colorado Avalanche are currently the favorites to win the Stanley Cup at +600 (6/1). The team is 100% healthy and they had a pretty good season in 2020. Although they lost in the second round of the playoffs against the Dallas Stars, they still have a solid lineup to make a statement in 2021.

The 2020 Stanley Cup champions, Tampa Bay Lightning, are second favorites at +750 (15/2), with the Vegas Golden Knights in the third spot at +900 (9/1).

Right behind the top 3 favorites, we have the Toronto Maple Leafs at +1100 (11/1), Boston Bruins at +1400 (14/1), and the Philadelphia Flyers at +1700 (17/1).

As well as the outright winners, the NHL Eastern and Western conference winners is also a very popular market, all of these initial odds can be found below.

Odds to Win the 2021 Stanley Cup

TeamAmericanFractional
Colorado Avalanche+6006/1
Tampa Bay Lightning+75015/2
Vegas Golden Knights+9009/1
Toronto Maple Leafs+110011/1
Boston Bruins+140014/1
Philadelphia Flyers+170017/1
Carolina Hurricanes+200020/1
St. Louis Blues+220022/1
Washington Capitals+200020/1
Pittsburgh Penguins+220022/1
Dallas Stars+250025/1
Nashville Predators+260026/1
Edmonton Oilers+270027/1
New York Islanders+300030/1
Montreal Canadians+320032/1
New York Rangers+330033/1
Florida Panthers+350035/1
Calgary Flames+370037/1
Vancouver Canucks+400040/1
Winnipeg Jets+400040/1
Columbus Blue Jackets+450045/1
Minnesota Wild+500050/1
San Jose Sharks+550055/1
Anaheim Ducks+600060/1
Arizona Coyotes+400040/1
Buffalo Sabres+600060/1
Chicago Blackhawks+650065/1
New Jersey Devils+700070/1
Los Angeles Kings+850085/1
Ottawa Senators+20000200/1
Detroit Red Wings+35000350/1

NOTE: ALL ODDS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

2021 NHL Conference Championships Odds

Conference Odds are always lower than the odds on the same team to win the Stanley Cup. This makes sense because there are less teams to overcome in the conference and the likelihood of them winning it is much higher.

The odds are pretty much different, but usually favorites will almost always be the same. The Lightning are favorite to win their conference but with lower odds of +400. If you are confident that a team will do well next season but are unsure whether they have what it takes to go all the way. Conference betting could be a great option.

Odds to Win 2021 NHL Eastern Conference Championship

TeamAmericanFractional
Tampa Bay Lightning+4008/2
Boston Bruins+5505/1
Philadelphia Flyers+6006/1
Washington Capitals+8008/1
Pittsburgh Penguins+8008/1
Toronto Maple Leafs+100010/1
Carolina Hurricanes+110011/1
New York Islanders+130013/1
New York Rangers+150015/1
Florida Panthers+150015/1
Columbus Blue Jackets+250025/1
Montreal Canadiens+270027/1
Buffalo Sabres+300030/1
New Jersey Devils+400040/1
Ottawa Senators+750075/1
Detroit Red Wings+12500125/1

NOTE: ALL ODDS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Odds to Win 2021 NHL Western Conference Championship

TeamAmericanFractional
Colorado Avalanche+32413/4
Vegas Golden Knights+35013/4
St. Louis Blues+8008/1
Dallas Stars+9009/1
Edmonton Oilers+100010/1
Nashville Predators+115011/1
Calgary Flames+130013/1
Vancouver Canucks+170017/1
Winnipeg Jets+170017/1
San Jose Sharks+200020/1
Chicago Blackhawks+250025/1
Minnesota Wild+270027/1
Los Angeles Kings+270027/1
Arizona Coyotes+300030/1
Anaheim Ducks+300030/1

NOTE: ALL ODDS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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