The NHL regular season has just been extended to May 16, so the Stanley Cup Finals will start right around the same time as the NBA Playoffs.
What a great time to be a sports bettor!
Right now, a month out from the first playoff games, the six teams at the top of the futures betting boards are all above 60 points in their respective divisions. But hockey is really unlike other sports: any team can get hot in the playoffs, and make a run to the Stanley Cup Finals and maybe a title.
Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions
There is plenty of value out there for whichever team you back; for example, the Washington Capitals are leading the East Division, and are at +1400 odds to win the cup. A team like the New York Islanders can be had at +1600, while Winnipeg is +2200.
The futures odds should change slightly as the playoffs get ready to ramp up, especially once the first round matchups are set in stone. You might be able to wait on some teams to see if the odds fall, but their value could shrink as well; so if you like a team, the next few weeks might be the time to back them.
Here is a look at the top 10 futures odds to win the Stanley Cup, plus links and bonus codes for you as the playoffs come into sight. Check with each sportsbook, as many will have great promos offers for you heading into the postseason.
Top 10 odds to win 2021 Stanley Cup
- Colorado Avalanche (+400)
- Tampa Bay Lightning (+650)
- Toronto Maple Leafs (+750)
- Vegas Golden Knights (+750)
- Carolina Hurricanes (+1100)
- Washington Capitals (+1400)
- Boston Bruins (+1500)
- New York Islanders (+1600)
- Pittsburgh Penguins (+1800)
- Edmonton Oilers (+2000)
5 Bonus Codes & Free Bets for Stanley Cup Playoffs 2021 Betting
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