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Rocket Richard Trophy Odds: Matthews Favored to Score Most Goals

In Odds to Win the Rocket Richard Trophy, Austin Matthews is the favorite.

In seven of the last eight seasons, Alexander Ovechkin has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, handed out annually to the player who leads the NHL in goals scored. Last year the Washington Capitals sniper shared the award, tying David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins for the league lead with 48 goals.

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Online sportsbook Bovada has released updated odds for the 2020-21 season and has listed Auston Matthews as the +375 favorite to win the award. He’s followed closely by Connor McDavid (+450), Leon Draisaitl (+800), Pastrnak (+800), Ovechkin (+1200) and Nathan MacKinnon (+1200) as the top choices on the oddsboard.

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Who are the Rocket Richard Betting Favorites?

Odds to Win the 2021 Rocket Richard Trophy
Auston Matthews+375
Connor McDavid+450
Leon Draisaitl+800
David Pastrnak+800
Alexander Ovechkin+1200
Nathan MacKinnon+1200
Aleksander Barkov+1200
Max Pacioretty+1400
Mikko Rantanen+1500
Patrik Laine+1800
Kyle Connor+2000
Sebastian Aho+2000
Jake Guentzel+2000
John Tavares+2200
Mika Zibanejad+2500
Patrick Kane+3000
Jack Eichel+3000
Steven Stamkos+3000
Brayden Point+3000
Jonathan Huberdeau+3000
Teuvo Teravainen+3000
Jamie Benn+3000
Vladimir Tarasenko+3500

Odds as of February 10 at Bovada

Matthews Leading The Group

Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs fell one goal short of matching Ovechkin and Pastrnak for the league lead in goals a season ago. Matthews is looking to build off his 47 goals and notch his first Rocket Richard Trophy win this year. He is the +375 betting favorite, with 21.05 percent implied odds to win according to our Sports Betting Calculator.

Matthews leads the NHL with 11 goals in 14 games and has scored in seven of his last eight games. He is playing on a line with playmaker Mitch Marner, who finds him at all costs. Matthews scored 47 last season in just 70 games, and he is currently on pace to top that number even in a shortened season.

Best Value Pick: Leon Draisaitl

Draisaitl is having another tremendous start and is tied for sixth in the league with eight goals, three behind Matthews. Draisaitl plays on a power-play unit with McDavid in Edmonton, which greatly benefits him in the scoring category.

Draisaitl is a bit of a streaky goal scorer, having scored six of his eight goals in a five-game stretch. He’s scored only two times in his last six games, but he has ample chances with the high-flying Oilers to finish with the most goals. While he does have twice as many assists as goals, Draisaitl at +800 odds is a good value bet to make on winning the Rocket Richard Trophy.