2021 Stanley Cup Odds and Picks as Teams Punch Ticket To Round 2

  • BetOnline‘s updated 2021 Stanley Cup odds favor the Colorado Avalanche (+250)
  • The Bruins (+450) and Lightning (+600) could be headed for an Eastern Conference Finals showdown
  • The Maple Leafs (+700) hope to hoist Lord Stanley for the first time in over 50 years

After entering the Stanley Cup Playoffs as +425 favorites to win the franchise’s first championship in 20 years, the Colorado Avalanche almost cut their odds in half, to +250, with a resounding 4-0 series sweep over the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the postseason.

While many first-round series are still in full swing, let’s look at the latest odds to win Lord Stanley after the first week of the NHL playoffs and be sure to check out our NHL betting tips page for advice on how to wager on hockey.

2021 NHL Stanley Cup Odds

BetOnline
Colorado Avalanche+250
Boston Bruins+450
Vegas Golden Knights+525
Tampa Bay Lightning+600
Toronto Maple Leafs+700
Carolina Hurricanes+1200
New York Islanders+1800
Pittsburgh Penguins+1800
Winnipeg Jets+2000
Montreal Canadiens+4000
Nashville Predators+4000
Florida Panthers+8000
Minnesota Wild+8000
Edmonton Oilers+10000

Avalanche and Bruins lead the way

Colorado’s stiffest postseason challenge could be just around the corner. The Golden Knights (+525) tied the Avalanche (+250) with 82 points this year, but lost the President’s Trophy on a tiebreaker, and the two teams split their eight regular season games down the middle.

Expect whoever comes out of this titanic second-round clash between the best teams in the National Hockey League to see their odds shorten to almost EVEN heading into the Conference Finals.

The Boston Bruins’ Cup odds have shortened from +1200 to +450 after a dominant round 1 victory over former captain Zdeno Chara and the Capitals, and the Lightning (+600) certainly seem capable of going back-to-back after the return of Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov.

With the news that Leafs captain John Tavares could be back within two weeks following his scary Game 1 injury against the Habs, Toronto (+700) is still favored to win their first playoff series since 2004 and be in the mix for their first Stanley Cup since 1969.

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Sneaky Cup Contenders

Locked in a 2-2 series tie with the Predators after consecutive losses in double-overtime, Carolina has seen its Cup odds lengthen from +800 before the postseason to +1200 today.

This could be a nice buying window for the Hurricanes, but even if they get past the Predators they’ll have to defeat the reigning champs in Tampa Bay and possibly the Bruins (the team that knocked them out of the postseason the past two years) to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Pittsburgh (+1800) is currently in a slug fest versus the Islanders (+1800) – but there could be some value in betting on the Penguins if injured star Evgeni Malkin can pick up his game. The Penguins were among the hottest teams in the NHL since replacing general manager Jim Rutherford with Ron Hextall, going 32-11-2 since early February.

Sidney Crosby has led his club to three Cups over his career and deadline acquisition Jeff Carter has two of his own with the Kings over the past decade. Don’t count the Pens out just yet.

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