NHL Futures Betting Odds

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Opening
Current

Edmonton Oilers
+1000
+750
Florida Panthers
+1200
+800
Boston Bruins
+1000
+900
Colorado Avalanche
+1000
+900
Carolina Hurricanes
+1200
+900
Dallas Stars
+1600
+900
NY Rangers
+1200
+1000
Vancouver Canucks
+6000
+1100
Toronto Maple Leafs
+1200
+1200
Winnipeg Jets
+3000
+1400
Vegas Golden Knights
+800
+1600
Los Angeles Kings
+2000
+2000
Tampa Bay Lightning
+1800
+2500
New Jersey Devils
+1200
+3300
Pittsburgh Penguins
+4000
+4000
Detroit Red Wings
+6000
+5500
Philadelphia Flyers
+10000
+6600
NY Islanders
+4000
+7000
Nashville Predators
+6000
+8000
Calgary Flames
+2500
+10000
Minnesota Wild
+3000
+10000
St. Louis Blues
+6000
+10000
Seattle Kraken
+4000
+12500
Washington Capitals
+6000
+20000
Ottawa Senators
+4000
+25000
Buffalo Sabres
+4000
+30000
Arizona Coyotes
+20000
+40000
Montreal Canadiens
+10000
+50000
Chicago Blackhawks
+10000
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Anaheim Ducks
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Columbus Blue Jackets
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San Jose Sharks
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Florida Panthers
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+400
Boston Bruins
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+450
Carolina Hurricanes
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+450
NY Rangers
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+500
Toronto Maple Leafs
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+600
Tampa Bay Lightning
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+1200
New Jersey Devils
+550
+1400
Pittsburgh Penguins
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+1600
Detroit Red Wings
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+2500
Philadelphia Flyers
+6000
+3300
NY Islanders
+2500
+3500
Washington Capitals
+3300
+10000
Ottawa Senators
+1800
+12500
Buffalo Sabres
+1700
+15000
Columbus Blue Jackets
+3300
+25000
Montreal Canadiens
+6600
+25000

What Divisions Are In The Eastern Conference?

The East is made up of two divisions the Atlantic and Metropolitan Division.

Past Eastern Conference Winners

What a run by Pittsburgh winning back-to-back Eastern Conference Championships twice and three Stanley Cups since 2008.

Last 10 Eastern Conference Winners
YearEastern Conference Champ
2023Florida Panthers
2022Tampa Bay Lightning
2020Tampa Bay Lightning*
2019Boston Bruins
2018Washington Capitals*
2017Pittsburgh Penguins*
2016Pittsburgh Penguins*
2015Tampa Bay Lightning
2014New York Rangers
2013Boston Bruins

* Won the Stanley Cup

History of The Eastern Conference

The Eastern Conference dates back to 1993 when Gary Bettman changed the names of the two Conference to helps fans better understand where the teams play.

Teams With The Most Eastern Conference Titles

The New Jersey Devils hold the most Eastern Division championships winning it five times since 1993. Tampa and Pittsburgh are hot on their heels with four of their own.

Most Eastern Conference Championships
TeamNumber of Championships
New Jersey Devils5
Pittsburgh Penguins4
Tampa Bay Lightning4
Boston Bruins3
Carolina Hurricanes2
Edmonton Oilers
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+375
Colorado Avalanche
+375
+450
Dallas Stars
+750
+450
Vancouver Canucks
+2500
+500
Winnipeg Jets
+2000
+650
Vegas Golden Knights
+500
+700
Los Angeles Kings
+800
+1000
St. Louis Blues
+2500
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Calgary Flames
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Minnesota Wild
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Nashville Predators
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+5000
Seattle Kraken
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Arizona Coyotes
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+25000
Chicago Blackhawks
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+50000
San Jose Sharks
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+50000
Anaheim Ducks
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+50000

What Divisions Are In The Western Conference?

The West is made up of two divisions the Central and Pacific Division.

Past Western Conference Winners

Six times in the past 10 years the West has won the Cup. Including back-to-back years now. It’s a pretty remarkable run.

Last 10 Eastern Conference Winners
YearWestern Conference Champ
2023Vegas Golden Knights*
2022Colorado Avalanche*
2020Dallas Stars
2019St. Louis Blues*
2018Vegas Golden Knights
2017Nashville Predators
2016San Jose Sharks
2015Chicago Blackhawks*
2014Los Angeles Kings*
2013Chicago Blackhawks*

* Won the Stanley Cup

History of The Western Conference

Just like the Eastern Conference, the West was created back in 1993. The league re-named the division to help fans understand the alignment of the league.

Teams With The Most Western Conference Titles

Detroit may not be in the West any longer, but they bullied the Division for a long time. Specifically between 1995 and 1998, winning it three times and finishing runner-up once more.

Last 10 Eastern Conference Winners
TeamNumber of Championships
Detroit Red Wings6
Colorado Avalanche3
Dallas Stars3
Chicago Blackhawks3
Vancouver Canucks2
Florida Panthers
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Boston Bruins
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Toronto Maple Leafs
+250
+900
Ottawa Senators
+1000
+6000
Detroit Red Wings
+1500
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Buffalo Sabres
+850
+12500
Tampa Bay Lightning
+400
+15000
Montreal Canadiens
+8000
+25000

What Teams Are In The Atlantic Division?

There are eight teams in the Atlantic Division which you will see a little history on each below.

Boston Bruins

The original six franchise and six-time Stanley Cup Champion set the NHL record for points in a single season in 2022-23 with 135 points in 82 games. The Bruins are responsible for giving us legends like Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and Willie O’Ree

Buffalo Sabres

They’ve got the longest playoff drought in North American sports. Buffalo hasn’t seen the postseason in 12 years now. The Sabres Cup dreams were dashed by a Brett Hull skate in the crease. Look it up.

Detroit Red Wings

Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Steve Yzerman. The club from Motor City gave us some of the biggest names in the sport. It’s probably why their 11 Stanley Cup championships are the most for an American team.

Florida Panthers

Attendance issues seem to be the only thing the Panthers are known for these days. But maybe a trip to the Final in 2023 can cure those attendance issues?

Montreal Canadiens

Le Blue-Blanc-Rouge has 24 Stanley Cup banners hanging from the rafters at the Bell Center. They’ve also given the sports some of its biggest icons from Maurice “The Rocket” Richard, Jean “Le Gros Bill” Beliveau and Guy LaFleur. And that’s just scratching the surface. 

Ottawa Senators

It's been tough sledding for the Sens of late, finishing sixth or worst in the Atlantic Division over the last five seasons. However, in the first decade of the 2000's, the 1992 expansion team had glimpses of success, including its only Stanley Cup appearance in 2006-07, losing to the Anaheim Ducks, and its only Presidents' Trophy in 2002-03.

Tampa Bay Lightning

This powerhouse franchise from the Sunshine State is the modern equivalent of a dynasty in the NHL thanks to two Cup championships and three Final appearances in a row. 

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs are at the center of the hockey universe. And it’s done them no favors. With all of that fan and media attention, the Buds haven’t won a championship since 1967. When the league only had six teams. But hey, at least they gave us Tim Horton, the guy who created the double-double (sorta).

Past Atlantic Division Winners

I don’t know about you, but I forgot that the Montreal Canadiens were that good not so long ago. I didn’t expect to see them on this list. 

Last 10 Atlantic Division Winners
YearDivision WinnerRecord
2023Boston Bruins*65-12-5
2022Florida Panthers*58-18-6
2020Boston Bruins*44-14-12
2019Tampa Bay Lightning*62-16-4
2018Tampa Bay Lightning54-23-5
2017Montreal Canadiens47-26-9
2016Florida Panthers47-26-9
2015Montreal Canadiens50-22-10
2014Boston Bruins*54-19-9
2013Pittsburgh Penguins36-12

* Won the Presidents' Trophy

History of The Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division has existed since 1993. Prior to 93, the division was known as the Patrick Division.

In 1998, the alignment of the Atlantic Division changed. It went from seven teams to five with all five teams being from neighboring states New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

That alignment lasted until 2013 when the Atlantic Division changed once again. This time it would hold all of the Canadian teams in the Eastern Conference as well as Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida and Tampa.

Teams With The Most Atlantic Division Titles

The New Jersey Devils hold the most Atlantic Division championships winning it nine times from 1997 to 2010.

Most Atlantic Division Titles
TeamNumber of Titles
New Jersey Devils9
Philadelphia Flyers6
Boston Bruins3
Florida Panthers2
Montreal Canadiens2
Winnipeg Jets
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Dallas Stars
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Colorado Avalanche
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Nashville Predators
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St. Louis Blues
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Minnesota Wild
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Arizona Coyotes
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Chicago Blackhawks
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What Teams Are In The Central Division?

History and recent success encapsulates the NHL's Central division.

Arizona Coyotes

It’s been a tough go ever since they relocated from Winnipeg. While there are number of passionate hockey fans in the desert, the desert doesn’t seem to have the same love for the Coyotes. A new arena has been rejected three times and now they find themselves playing in a 5,000 college rink for the foreseeable future.

Chicago Blackhawks

This original six franchise was the gem of the NHL when they won three Stanley Cups in six years. But all of that is tainted after a scandal proved the club prioritized winning over protecting its players. 

Colorado Avalanche

Former captain and now GM Joe Sakic has brought glory back to his beloved franchise. With a Cup win in 2022, the Avs are back at the top of the NHL like when Joe was still lacing up his skates all the way back in 2009.

Dallas Stars

The Stars came into existence when the Minnesota North Stars were relocated to the Lone Star State. Dallas has gone to three Cup Final in franchise history, winning once in 1999.

Minnesota Wild

Expansion brought hockey back to Minnesota in 2000. The Wild are one of only six NHL teams that have never drafted first overall and never won a Stanley Cup.

Nashville Predators

Just like the Wild, the Predators are one of those few NHL franchises that have not only never won a Stanley Cup, but they’ve never selected first overall at the draft. But unlike the Wild, at least Nashville came (kind of) close. Smashville made it to the Cup Final in 2017, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

St. Louis Blues

In 2019, the Blues did the improbable. They went from the bottom of the NHL standings, to making the playoffs and eventually winning the Stanley Cup. The 2019 Blues are the NHL Cinderella Story.

Winnipeg Jets

There’s no other name that comes to mind when you think of the Winnipeg Jets than Teemu Selanne. The Finnish Flash scored an NHL record 76 goals for the Jets as a rookie back in 1992-93.

Past Central Division Winners

No one team has dominated the division over the past decade. That healthy volatility shows just how competitive the Central is. It’s easily one of the toughest divisions in the league. 

Last 10 Central Division Winners
YearDivision WinnerRecord
2023Colorado Avalanche51-24-7
2022Colorado Avalanche56-19-7
2021Carolina Hurricanes*36-12-8
2020St. Louis Blues42-19-10
2019Nashville Predators47-29-6
2018Nashville Predators**53-18-11
2017Chicago Blackhawks50-23-9
2016Dallas Stars50-23-9
2015St. Louis Blues51-24-7
2014Colorado Avalanche52-22-8

* Temporary Re-Alignment
** Presidents' Trophy Winner

History of The Central Division

Just like the Atlantic Division, the Central was formed in 1993. Before that, the division was known as the Norris Division.

The original Central Division lineup was wild by today’s standards. While there were a few familiar names one in particular really stands out:

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Dallas Stars
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Winnipeg Jets

Teams With The Most Central Division Titles

Detroit stands well ahead of the field here with three times more championships than the next team.

Most Central Division Titles
TeamNumber of Titles
Detroit Red Wings13
St. Louis Blues4
Chicago Blackhawks3
Colorado Avalanche3
Dallas Stars3
NY Rangers
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Carolina Hurricanes
+250
+200
Philadelphia Flyers
+5000
+12500
New Jersey Devils
+225
+15000
Pittsburgh Penguins
+750
+15000
NY Islanders
+1000
+15000
Washington Capitals
+1500
+15000
Columbus Blue Jackets
+6600
+25000

What Teams Are In The Metropolitan Division?

The newest division has some of the marquee modern-day superstars such as Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

Carolina Hurricanes

This bunch of jerks has serious Stanley Cup aspirations. They haven’t hoisted the Cup since they beat the Oilers back in 2006. The Canes have been one of the top teams in this division for a long time.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have rarely been relevant in the NHL. They’ve only made the playoffs six times since they entered the league in 2000. And they’ve only made the second round once, in 2020 after sweeping the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning. 

New Jersey Devils

Change can be uncomfortable. The Devils went from winning Cups with legends like Martin Brodeur to falling to the bottom of the NHL standings and getting first-overall picks like Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes. Now with a core of young guns, the Devils are back and looking for another Cup.

New York Islanders

The Islanders are a true NHL dynasty, winning four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983. The Isles also hold the record for consecutive playoff series wins at 19. A record that won’t likely be broken anytime soon.

New York Rangers

You can’t say this fanbase isn’t passionate. They still chant “Potvin Sucks” at every game since Islanders star Dennis Potvin injured Ulf Nilsson way back in 1979. They’ve been doing it for 40+ years now.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers had massive success in the mid 70’s with back-to-back Cups in 1974 and 1975. They flirted with success in the late 80 with appearances in two Cup Final and were in the Final again in 1997 and 2010. They lost all four of those Cup series. 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby was as advertised for the Pens. They’ve made the playoffs in every year but two in Crosby’s reign. They’ve won three Cups in 2009, 2016 and 2017 pushing the franchise championship total to five since 1967.

Washington Capitals

After getting bounced by the Penguins in three playoffs. The Caps finally got the best of their nemesis in 2018 and won their first championship in franchise history. It was only their second trip to the Cup Final. Not bad.

Past Metropolitan Division Winners

The Capitals were the class of the Metro for a long time winning the division five times in a ro from 2016 to 2020.

Last 10 Metropolitan Division Winners
YearDivision WinnerRecord
2023Carolina Hurricanes52-21-9
2022Carolina Hurricanes54-20-8
2020Washington Capitals41-20-8
2019Washington Capitals48-26-8
2018Washington Capitals49-26-7
2017Washington Capitals*55-19-8
2016Washington Capitals*56-18-8
2015New York Rangers*53-22-7
2014Pittsburgh Penguins51-24-7
2014Colorado Avalanche52-22-8

*Presidents' Trophy Winners

History of The Metropolitan Division

The Metro isn’t very old, dating back to 2013. It went away in 2020-21 during the COVID re-alignment. The eight teams that are currently in the Metro, have been there from the start.

Teams With The Most Metropolitan Division Titles

Washington’s domination over this division has them well above any other side. But with back-to-back division titles in 2022 and 2023 Carolina is coming for them.

Most Metropolitan Division Titles
TeamNumber of Titles
Washington Capitals5
Carolina Hurricanes2
New York Rangers1
Pittsburgh Penguins1
Vancouver Canucks
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Edmonton Oilers
+200
+250
Vegas Golden Knights
+225
+1000
Los Angeles Kings
+400
+1600
Calgary Flames
+700
+25000
Seattle Kraken
+900
+25000
Anaheim Ducks
+25000
+30000
San Jose Sharks
+10000
+50000

What Teams Are In The Pacific Division?

The funky Pacific division is the host of the two most-recent expansion teams in the Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights. Additionally, three teams up north make up fun, physical division.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have gone from owning the Pacific to being extras at this point. But with all that losing they’re doing they might just be able to turn it around ASAP.

Calgary Flames

If you’re just tuning into the NHL you’d never know that the Flames were a good team at one point. With former stars Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau, they were one of the better teams in the league.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have transitioned from one phenom in Wayne Gretzky to a new one in Connor McDavid. Now, McDavid won’t likely break any of the Great One's records or win as many Cups. but McDavid is redefining the modern game.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings might have hit most NHL fans radar when Wayne Gretzky was trade to LA from Edmonton back in the early 90’s, but the Kings have a rich history with some legendary players to go with winning the Cup in 2012 and 2014. Think of players like Marcel Dionne and Luc Robitaille. 

San Jose Sharks

For years San Jose was at the top of the NHL. They’ve made the Conference Finals five times and the Cup Final one. They’ve won only one of those Conference Finals.  

Seattle Kraken

They’ve only been in the league since 2022 but in those two seasons they’ve already made the playoffs once and won a round, defeating the defending Stanley Cup Champions Colorado Avalanche.

Vancouver Canucks

Always the bridesmaid but never the bride. Vancouver has made the Stanley Cup Final three times in their history but have never won the Cup. They came close in 1994 and 2011 going all the way to Game 7 in each of those Final.

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas has only been in the league for six years and already have a rich legacy of success. They’ve made the postseason in five of those six seasons, gone to the Conference Finals three times and the Stanley Cup Final once. And of course, they won the Cup in 2023.

Past Pacific Division Winners

What a run for Anaheim between 2014 and 2017. They’ve fallen off since then but they’ve got a crop of young studs that might be able to turn that around. 

Last 10 Metropolitan Division Winners
YearDivision WinnerRecord
2023Vegas Golden Knights51-22-9
2022Calgary Flames50-21-11
2020Vegas Golden Knights39-24-8
2019Calgary Flames50-25-7
2018Vegas Golden Knights51-24-7
2017Anaheim Ducks46-23-13
2016Anaheim Ducks46-25-11
2015Anaheim Ducks51-24-7
2014Anaheim Ducks54-20-8
2013Anaheim Ducks30-12-6

History of The Pacific Division

Like most of the other divisions in the NHL, the Pacific was created in 1993. Previously, it was the Smythe Division. 

The first Pacific Division had six teams, all of them are still members of today’s Pacific Division:

  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Teams With The Most Pacific Division Titles

The two teams at the top of the most Pacific Division Titles are both now rebuilding through the draft. Both could be back at the top of the division real soon.

Most Pacific Division Titles
TeamNumber of Titles
Anaheim Ducks6
San Jose Sharks6
Dallas Stars5
Calgary Flames4
Colorado Avalanche3

Key Dates for 2023-24 NHL Season

Here are a few important events throughout the NHL's 106th season that might appeal to futures bettors:

Regular Season Begins – October 10th, 2023
Winter Classic - January 1st, 2024
NHL-All Star Weekend - February 2nd - 3rd, 2024
NHL Trade Deadline - March 8th, 2024
Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin - April 22nd, 2024
2024 NHL Draft - June 2024, Exact Date TBD

NHL Lines Legend

What Are NHL Futures?

NHL futures odds are hockey wagers where sports betting enthusiasts place money on a team to win an event that takes place at a later time in the year or season. Once a futures bet has been made at an online sportsbook, it’s officially locked in with fixed odds at the time of that wager. Depending on which NHL betting site you use and when they post their futures odds, you can bet on NHL futures before the season starts or you can wager on NHL futures during the season.

The most common NHL futures bets are wagering on which team will win the Stanley Cup, which teams will win their respective conferences, and who will win performance awards such as the regular-season MVP, otherwise known as the Hart Memorial Trophy.

Stanley Cup Futures

Which NHL team will win the Stanley Cup next season? You can bet on that today and every other day by wagering on hockey futures odds. Oddsmakers set and move lines during the NHL season, depending on the relative strength of NHL teams. The top-ranked team in the league might be listed at +400 odds to win the Cup. That means you would earn $4 for every $1 wagered if that team goes on to win Lord Stanley. However, the NHL’s last-place team may be +10000. Sure, it would pay out big time, but it’s a crazy long shot.

Vegas Golden Knights player holding Stanley Cup

They say the Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win in all of professional sports, which ordinarily wouldn’t bode well for hockey bettors placing NHL hockey futures wagers, but the payoff can be so sweet.

Stanley Cup Odds

Let’s say the Vegas Golden Knights (+600) are the preseason favorites to win the Stanley Cup, with the Tampa Bay Lightning trailing ever so closely at +750. A $100 wager on the Golden Knights would profit $600 if they were to win, while a $100 wager on the Bolts would profit $750 if they were to take home the championship trophy.

Use our odds calculator to see how much you could win on NHL futures odds. Payouts depend on the odds and amount wagered. We have formats of American odds, decimal odds, fractional odds, and implied odds too.

NHL Conference Futures

The last step before we arrive at the Stanley Cup is the Eastern and Western Conference finals. Four teams, two from each side of the NHL, will battle it out to take home the title of conference champions before moving on to the cup battle.

A futures bet on either conference means that you’re picking the overall winner of that half of the league – the NHL is an incredibly unpredictable sport, but more often than not, each conference will have its powerhouses that’ll make the best run possible at a Finals appearance. It’s a great opportunity to find solid odds on favorites, or make a gutsy play on an underdog rising through the ranks.

NHL Conference Odds

The strength of each NHL conference varies year by year, which is why you’ll see a difference between NHL Western Conference odds and NHL Eastern Conference odds in your sportsbook.

For example, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned back-to-back Stanley Cup appearances (and wins) in 2020 and 2021. Each year they proved themselves by winning the Eastern Conference, their odds for the following season dropped. Because of that success, the East would have had more underdogs to win the conference while the West might have a normal spread of candidates.

When you’re wagering on the overall winner of a conference, there will usually be a small number of teams with lower odds because they stand the best chance of making it through. These change with the wind, with favorites and underdogs switching spots as the season progresses – wager early, and wager intelligently!

NHL Eastern Conference Divisions

The Eastern Conference of the NHL consists of two divisions, the Atlantic and the Metropolitan. The Atlantic has three Canadian teams and focuses on US teams close to the border and in Florida – the Metro is an assortment of teams across the eastern seaboard and New England.

NHL Atlantic Division Odds

NHL Metropolitan Division Odds

NHL Western Conference Divisions

The NHL’s Western Conference is broken into two divisions. The Central houses teams in the American South and Midwest, along with the lone Canadian Winnipeg Jets. The Pacific has the westernmost teams and ranges from California to the prairies of Canada.

NHL Central Division Odds

NHL Pacific Division Odds

NHL Player Awards

NHL player awards are a very popular NHL futures market. The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded to the most valuable player in the NHL regular season, while the Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the MVP of the NHL playoffs. Other NHL player awards include:

  • Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie MVP)
  • Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (Most Goals Scored in Reg. Season)
  • Art Ross Trophy (Most Points in Reg. Season)
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy (Best Defenseman)
  • Vezina Trophy (Best Goaltender)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
  • Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year)

NHL Draft 

Like in most major sports, the NHL Draft is one of the most important events of the year, and it also makes for a hell of a good bet. You can wager on various draft props like who will be first overall, the order of the first five picks, or the over/under on when a player is going to be selected.

Overhead of the NHL Draft 2023

The NHL Draft is always unpredictable, full of thrilling moments where a highly-valued player drops down the ranks or a dark horse shocks the competition with an early pick. To learn more, check out our NHL Draft Guide which runs down all the favorites and which player our experts believe will go first overall.

How to read NHL Futures

Like most futures bet across every major sport, options for NHL futures will begin with the favorited, low-odd options before making a massive jump to the more unlikely winners. Teams will see their odds increase and decrease depending on their performance or following any relevant news like trades, injuries, and other changes.

As for payouts, the same rules apply as other bets – a +375 favorite would net you $375 on a $100 bet, whereas a major underdog could earn you $10,000 on the same bet at +10000. It’s not uncommon for pre-season odds to be relatively high, as anything can happen leading up to the first weeks of the regular season.

NHL Futures Line Movement

While games officially don’t get underway until October, NHL futures lines shift with preseason performances, injuries, and public betting trends. Because you’re locking in a bet with fixed odds, your bankroll is going to be tied up for a considerable portion of the season. Make sure you do your research and select a team that can deal with a few mid-season injuries or a cold streak – that’s a long time to wait!

Movement will fluctuate over the first few weeks of the season as oddsmakers get a sense of which teams got better in the offseason and who got worse. This volatile movement will usually settle down after a few weeks, with remaining line changes coming from a team racking up wins or losses respectively.

Just remember that long-term success in NHL futures betting odds isn’t only about which team wins the Stanley Cup – there are a lot of opportunities within futures, and if you see a line you think is a no-brainer, snag it before that bargain is gone.

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