2022 Stanley Cup Futures Odds & Picks: High-Scoring Avalanche Are Favorites

The 2021-22 NHL season is approaching the halfway point and the preseason favorites to win the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, the Colorado Avalanche, are still the odds-on favorite. If the Avalanche win the NHL title, it will be their first Stanley Cup victory since 2001.

As for the Eastern Conference teams who are in the mix, things are tight. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who have won the Stanley Cup in each of the past two seasons, is in the running, but the Lightning face stiff competition from the Florida Panthers. The two Florida clubs are tied for first in the NHL with 57 points, but the Lightning have played two fewer games than the Panthers.

Before we look at the odds for the 2022 Stanley Cup, check out the best NHL betting sites for this season and look at out our Stanley Cup betting guide.

2022 Stanley Cup Odds

To Win 2022 Stanley CupBetOnlineBetUSSportsBetting.agBovadaMyBookie
Colorado Avalanche+500+550+500+500+470
Tampa Bay Lightning+750+750+750+750+710
Florida Panthers+800+900+800+600+670
Vegas Golden Knights+850+900+850+800+750
Toronto Maple Leafs+1000+900+1000+750+740
Carolina Hurricanes+1100+1100+1100+900+990
Boston Bruins+1600+2000+1600+1200+1425
New York Rangers+1600+1600+1600+1400+1525
Pittsburgh Penguins+1600+1800+1600+1600+1525
Minnesota Wild+1800+2000+1800+1600+1575
St. Louis Blues+2000+2200+2000+2000+1875
Washington Capitals+2000+1600+2000+1600+1600
Calgary Flames+2500+2200+2500+2500+2200
Edmonton Oilers+2800+2000+2800+3000+3200
Nashville Predators+2800+3300+2800+2200+2400
Dallas Stars+5000+4000+5000+4500+4300
Los Angeles Kings+5000+6600+5000+4500+5000
Anaheim Ducks+6000+5000+6000+5500+5000
New York Islanders+6000+6600+6000+7000+6600
San Jose Sharks+6000+10000+6000+7500+8000
Winnipeg Jets+6000+5000+6000+3500+3800
Vancouver Canucks+7000+8000+7000+9000+9000
Columbus Blue Jackets+15000+15000+15000+15000+15000
Detroit Red Wings+6000+10000+6000+10000+10000
New Jersey Devils+20000+12500+20000+20000+19000
Philadelphia Flyers+22500+12500+22500+20000+18000
Chicago Blackhawks+25000+25000+25000+22500+26000
Ottawa Senators+50000+50000+50000+35000+36000
Seattle Kraken+75000+50000+75000+100000+80000
Buffalo Sabres+100000+50000+100000+75000+60000
Arizona Coyotes+150000+100000+150000+500000+300000
Montreal Canadiens+150000+50000+150000+100000+125000

An Avalanche of scoring

The Colorado Avalanche are on a good run. Since the start of January, the Avalanche have put up a 8-0-1 record. Colorado has outscored their opponents 41-23 in those nine games.

On average, the Avalanche have put up 4.25 goals per game during the 2021-22 season. The only team that has a goals per game average over four is the Florida Panthers at 4.13.

As much as Colorado is scoring, the team’s goaltending could be a worry during the playoffs, as it ranks 21st in goals-against average at 3.19.

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Panthers are hot once again

The Florida Panthers were one of the best teams at the start of the 2021-22 NHL season. Florida began the season on a 10-1 run, but the team struggled with consistency after that hot start. The Panthers have regained their footing and are one of the better teams in the league right now.

The Panthers are on an 8-0-1 run and have been scoring goals at an impressive clip. Since December 29, when they began their 8-0-1 run, the Panthers have outscored opponents 54-24.

The Panthers’ goals-against average is 2.84 for the season, which puts them in the No. 14 spot in that category.

With 38 games played, Florida has a 26-7-5 record. They are in first place in the NHL.

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Could this be the year for the Leafs?

The Toronto Maple Leafs opened the 2021-22 NHL season on a 2-4-1 run. Since October 27th the Leafs have been much better, putting up a 22-5-2 record. One big reason the Toronto club is winning and in the running for the 2022 Stanley Cup is the play of goaltender Jack Campbell.

Campbell is the frontrunner for the Vezina trophy for best goaltender in the NHL thanks to his 2.13 goals-against average (4th in the NHL), .931 save percentage (2nd in the NHL), 19 wins (tied for 3rd in the NHL) and four shutouts (2nd in the NHL).

Auston Matthews is another big reason the Leafs are hot right now. Matthews is tied for second in goal scoring with 25. Matthews has scored five goals in the Leafs past four games.

The Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since 1966-67. The team’s 53 season drought is the longest in the NHL.

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My early pick for the Cup was the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have won the title in the past two seasons and have great goaltending, but with the way the Avalanche are scoring, I’m leaning more toward Colorado right now. The Lightning are playing great, and like the Panthers, have 57 points, but Colorado is scoring at a clip that is just too impressive to ignore. I’m not about to write off the Lightning, but right now, I think Colorado is the rightful favorite.

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Trent Reinsmith

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