Boston Bruins surge to top of Stanley Cup odds board.

2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Odds: Bruins Make Massive Jump To Top Of Oddsboard

The NHL season is taking shape and we know pretty well who the good teams are and who the not-so-good teams are. Of course, there’s a ton of runway left for things to change, but as it stands now, we have a good idea of who is going to make the playoffs and who probably won’t.

We’ve also seen a number of surprises, namely Boston. The Bruins opened the season at +2500 odds to win the Stanley Cup but are now the favorites to hoist the Cup at +500.

New to betting on hockey? We have a great NHL betting tutorial to assist you in placing a wager on Stanley Cup futures.

Here’s a look at the Stanley Cup odds for all 32 teams vying to win it all in 2022-23.

2022-23 Stanley Cup Odds

2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Odds
Team Current Odds Opening Odds
Boston Bruins +500 +2500
Colorado Avalanche +550 +375
Vegas Golden Knights +900 +2200
Carolina Hurricanes +1000 +1100
Toronto Maple Leafs +1000 +750
New Jersey Devils +1400 +5000
Tampa Bay Lightning +1400 +1000
Dallas Stars +1800 +3500
New York Rangers +1800 +1800
Pittsburgh Penguins +1800 +2000
Winnipeg Jets +1800 +6000
Calgary Flames +2000 +1500
Edmonton Oilers +2000 +1500
Minnesota Wild +2000 +2000
Florida Panthers +3000 +850
Seattle Kraken +3000 +12500
New York Islanders +3300 +3000
Los Angeles Kings +3500 +2500
St. Louis Blues +5000 +2500
Washington Capitals +5000 +3000
Buffalo Sabres +6500 +15000
Detroit Red Wings +8000 +5000
Nashville Predators +8000 +4500
Ottawa Senators +12500 +5000
Montreal Canadiens +15000 +15000
Vancouver Canucks +15000 +3500
Philadelphia Flyers +30000 +7500
San Jose Sharks +40000 +15000
Arizona Coyotes +50000 +30000
Columbus Blue Jackets +50000 +7500
Anaheim Ducks +100000 +15000
Chicago Blackhawks +100000 +15000

Who Are The Stanley Cup Favorites?

Boston Bruins (+500)

The Bruins weren’t given much of a chance to hoist the Cup at the start of the NHL season because of a number of injuries to some key players. Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy were both expected to be out for big chunks of the first half of the campaign and Matt Grzelcyk was also sidelined to open the season.

They managed those injuries effectively and got a boost when Marchand and McAvoy returned well ahead of schedule. As we head toward the new year, Boston still has yet to lose a game at home in regulation time. With 57 points on the year, the Bruins hold the best record in the league, the best offense (132 goals) and the best defense (77 goals against). 

Colorado Avalanche (+550)

Losing goalie Darcy Kuemper through free agency in the offseason and a whole host of key players to injury during the season hasn’t totally scuttled the Avalanche’s season. They’re barely in a playoff position right now but that can change when Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog return. 

Toronto Maple Leafs (+1000)

Tell me if you’ve heard this before, but injuries haven’t derailed their season. Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin are still missing from the blue line but Toronto keeps on winning. In their last 15, the Maple Leafs are 12-2-1 with a ridiculous +31 goal differential. Even with the injuries, the Maple Leafs’ regular-season train is rolling again. 

Can they win in the playoffs? They haven’t yet, I know, but look, statistically, they have to, right? 

Vegas Golden Knights (+900)

Since a nine-game winning streak early in the season, the Golden Knights are 11-10-1. It’s a slowdown, but they’re still over .500 with Jack Eichel and Shea Theodore out. This is a hyper-talented squad that still isn’t at its peak just yet.

Last 10 Stanley Cup Champions

Last 10 Stanley Cup Champions
Year Cup Champions Sportsbook  Odds
2022 Colorado Avalanche +600
2021 Tampa Bay Lightning +900
2020 Tampa Bay Lightning +675
2019 St. Louis Blues +3000
2018 Washington Capitals +1125
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins +1100
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins +1300
2015 Chicago Blackhawks +700
2014 Los Angeles Kings +1200
2013 Chicago Blackhawks +1200

When you look at this list, there aren’t too many shocks. The St. Louis Blues in 2019 are the one exception. At +3000 before the ’18-19 season began, they netted early bettors $3,000 on a $100 bet. But it gets better.

By the all-star break that year, the Blues were at the bottom of the NHL standings. Their odds to win the Stanley Cup were +10000. A $100 bet would return a whopping $10,000 in profits. Wild.

The average Sportsbook odds for the eventual Stanley Cup champion are +1180, but take out that 2019 Blues championship and the typical Stanley Cup champion’s odds are +978.

What Is An NHL Futures Bet?

This is a bet in which you would look at the Stanley Cup odds well in advance of the Stanley Cup Finals and back a specific team to win. Let’s say you want to make a futures bet today. The Stanley Cup odds might look something like this:

  • Colorado Avalanche +300
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +550
  • Vegas Golden Knights +800
  • Carolina Hurricanes +900
  • Edmonton Oilers +1100

If this were a moneyline bet, you’d be able to see which team is the clear favorite because it would have a minus sign beside its moneyline odds (-). For Stanley Cup futures, the team with the lowest Stanley Cup odds is favored to win the NHL championship, and the rest are underdogs.

Let’s say you feel strongly about the Leafs and believe they’re going to end a Stanley cup drought that’s lasted since 1967. If you were to bet $100 on them and they did triumph, you’d get a payout of $650 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $550. Our Stanley Cup odds calculator will show you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.

The Stanley Cup odds change throughout the season. Line movements for NHL futures happen frequently, so if you see Stanley Cup odds you like, it’s best to bet on them ASAP. The Leafs may be +600 to win the Stanley Cup in October but after a surge in December, their Stanley Cup odds could jump to +300 and you’ll make less money than you would if you’d bet them at +600.