NHL Betting: 2021 Stanley Cup Odds Update & More
As we’ve made it through the first month-and-a-half of the NHL season, we’ve seen enough to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Even though many changes have been made due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL season has still carried on. The odds to win the Stanley Cup are updated frequently. With the latest set of odds just recently released, let’s take a look at some of the favorites, and a dark horse or two who could win the Stanley Cup at the end of the 2021 season. That said, let’s jump right into action so you can plan your bets against their Stanley Cup odds.
Updated 2021 Stanley Cup Odds, Picks, Favorites and Darkhorses
Toronto Maple Leafs +700
The Maple Leafs are finally living up to their potential. They have one of the top offenses in the league, and their defense is finally starting to come around. They lead the entire league with 36 points. At 17-4-2, they’ve had a tremendous season thus far. In their last 10, they are 7-2-1. If their goaltenders continue to improve, and their defense keeps getting better, it could be hard to stop the Leafs from hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup at the end of the season.
Colorado Avalanche +725
Even though the Avalanche are sitting in fourth place in the West Division, the oddsmakers still like them a lot. Injuries have taken a toll on Colorado recently. They’ve struggled in their last 10. Offensively, they haven’t had the season that many had anticipated. Once they get everyone back healthy, and if they can get things put back together, we think that the Colorado Avalanche will be primed to make a long postseason run and could challenge for the Stanley Cup.
Tampa Bay Lightning +750
The defending Stanley Cup champions look great again this season! They lead the Central Division with 31 points. Defensively, the Lightning have been nearly impenetrable. They’ve only given up 39 goals this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has been a brick wall in goal for Tampa Bay. And we can’t forget that the Lightning offense has been really good as well. They have a great shot at winning their second straight Stanley Cup.
Las Vegas Golden Knights +750
The Golden Knights defense has been stellar lately. In their last seven games, they’ve only given up 10 goals. They have also been a penalty killing machine, as they have killed the last 15 power play opportunities. At 13-4-1, they’re leading the West Division by one point over the Blues. They know what it takes to win, and they’ll have a great shot at winning the cup!
Winnipeg Jets +3500
The Jets are currently sitting in second in the North Division behind the Toronto Maple Leafs. Winnipeg has been hot, as they’re 7-3-1 in their last 10 games. They have a very good goal differential, as they have a very powerful offense. If they can get Connor Hellebuyck to play like he has in the past to make up for some of their defensive issues, the Jets could be a great dark horse candidate to win the Stanley Cup. At +3500, a minimal bet could earn you maximum return on your small investment.