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Odds to Win the Hart Memorial Trophy: McDavid All Alone Atop the List

Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates up ice during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena March 29, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

When it comes to odds on which NHL player will capture the Hart Memorial Trophy in the 2018-19 campaign, oddsmakers are unanimous on the front-runner. Connor McDavid is the clear +333 favorite to hoist the hardware for the second time in his career, but there’s no shortage of value available on the board after him.

Taylor Hall has +1600 odds to win the Hart for the second year in a row.

After the Edmonton Oilers superstar is Sidney Crosby (+650), John Tavares (+1000), Auston Matthews (+1000), Alexander Ovechkin (+1100), Mark Scheifele (+1500), Nikita Kucherov (+1500), Nathan MacKinnon (+1500), Taylor Hall (+1600) and Evgeni Malkin (+1800).

The award, which is given to the player judged to be most valuable to his team, is one of the most esteemed individual honors in hockey. MacKinnon, Hall and Anze Kopitar were chosen as the finalists for the Hart last season, with Hall getting crowned the winner at the 2018 NHL Awards in June. Kopitar has a +1800 shot to win the award for the first time in his career in 2019.

Can anyone catch McDavid?

After an impressive 2016-17 season, the Oilers took a turn for the worse last year and failed to make the playoffs due to an underwhelming 36-40-6 SU record. Edmonton is loaded with talent up front but had some major issues in net last season. If they can get back on track in that regard, they could easily get back to the postseason. If anyone is going to lead them there, it’s McDavid, so expecting him to eclipse his recent 108-point total is realistic.

Don’t sleep on Laine

In terms of long-shot value, one name sticks out to me. Patrik Laine at +3000 is an excellent choice, in my opinion. The Finnish sniper potted 44 goals and finished with 70 points in 2017-18 in only his second season in the NHL. At 20, Laine has already elevated himself into the upper echelon of the league in terms of goal scorers, and the Jets look like a serious Stanley Cup contender.

Looking for more hockey betting information? Head over to our NHL page. Here’s a look at the shop’s full list of Hart Memorial Trophy odds.

Odds on which NHL player will win the Hart Memorial Trophy in the 2018-19 season
Connor McDavid+333
Sidney Crosby+650
John Tavares+1000
Auston Matthews+1000
Alex Ovechkin+1100
Mark Scheifele+1500
Nikita Kucherov+1500
Nathan MacKinnon+1500
Taylor Hall+1600
Evgeni Malkin+1800
Anze Kopitar+1800
Steven Stamkos+2000
Patrick Kane+2000
Vladimir Tarasenko+2500
Claude Giroux+2800
Brad Marchand+2800
Patrik Laine+3000
Jack Eichel+3300
Jamie Benn+4000
Evgeny Kuznetsov+5000
Artemi Panarin+5000
Blake Wheeler+5000
Filip Forsberg+5000
Tyler Seguin+5000
Johnny Gaudreau+5000
Ilya Kovalchuk+5000
Nicklas Backstrom+5000
Logan Couture+6600
Joe Pavelski+7500
Phil Kessel+7500
Jonathan Marchessault+10000
Aleksander Barkov+10000
Alexander Radulov+10000
David Pastrnak+10000

Odds as of October 3 at Bovada