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2021 Stanley Cup Final Exact Matchup Odds

This year's NHL playoffs will be incredibly unique. Find out where the value is in Stanley Cup Final exact matchup odds.

The 2021 NHL season is truly unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Due to travel restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the league was forced to scrap its usual setup and create four temporarily realigned divisions that feature solely intra-divisional play in a shortened 56-game schedule.

This year’s playoffs might look drastically different from previous editions of the postseason, but there’s still plenty of value when it comes to wagering on Stanley Cup Final exact matchup odds.

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Stanley Cup Final Exact Matchup Odds

At Bovada, the likeliest championship matchups feature the Colorado Avalanche taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning facing off against the Vegas Golden Knights, at +1800 odds apiece.

The Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs (+2000), Golden Knights vs Maple Leafs (+2000) and Avalanche vs Boston Bruins (+2200) comprise the rest of the top five projected clashes on the oddsboard.

For a full list of Stanley Cup odds, check out our NHL championship futures article. Our daily NHL odds page outlines the latest up-to-date moneylines, pucklines and totals for each contest.

Here’s a look at the top Stanley Cup Final exact matchup odds at the shop:

2021 Stanley Cup Final Odds

Odds on Which Teams Will Meet in the Stanley Cup Final
MatchupOdds
Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning+1800
Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning+1800
Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs+2000
Vegas Golden Knights vs Toronto Maple Leafs+2000
Colorado Avalanche vs Boston Bruins+2200
Vegas Golden Knights vs Boston Bruins+2200
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs+2200
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins+2200
Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens+2500
Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens+2500
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens+2500
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins+2500
Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins+3300
Colorado Avalanche vs Carolina Hurricanes+3500
Colorado Avalanche vs Philadelphia Flyers+3500
Vegas Golden Knights vs Carolina Hurricanes+3500
Vegas Golden Knights vs Philadelphia Flyers+3500

Odds as of April 27 at Bovada

How Does the New Playoff Structure Work?

This year’s playoff structure could produce a never-before-seen Stanley Cup Final. Here’s how it’s going to work:

The top four teams in each division will qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Unlike last year, there are no wild-card teams. The first two rounds will be played within the division, with the opening round in a 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 format and the winners then meeting to determine a division champ.

The four division champs will advance to the playoff semifinals and will be reseeded based on their regular-season point totals to set up a new 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 bracket.

For the first time in the traditional East vs West era, the NHL Final format pitting the Eastern Conference champion against the Western Conference champion is out the window, with plenty of new Cup Final options coming to the forefront in Stanley Cup Final exact matchup odds.

Prepare to See a Unique Stanley Cup Final

Simply put, this could be one of the most memorable Stanley Cup Finals in recent history for a number of reasons.

Eastern Conference rivals Toronto and Boston have a long history of colliding in the playoffs, with the Bruins getting the better of the Buds time and time again. Depending on how things shake out, the Leafs and B’s could conceivably square off in the championship final. The odds of Toronto and Boston doing battle for the Cup sit at +2500.

Or what about a Nathan MacKinnon vs Connor McDavid star-studded clash between the Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers? The odds of that occurring are a long shot at +6000, but it’s an appealling futures wager in Stanley Cup Final exact matchup odds given the ridiculous amount of talent on both sides.

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