2021 Stanley Cup Odds Update Jan. 25th Edition - NHL Betting

2021 Stanley Cup Odds Update Jan. 25th Edition – NHL Betting

Written by on January 22, 2021

With the 2020-21 NHL regular season steamrolling into the weekend, it’s time to take a look at the value-packed NHL futures odds to win the 2021 Stanley Cup Trophy. With a full slate of non-stop action going down this weekend, let’s find out which teams are looking good against their Stanley Cup odds and which teams are struggling.

NHL Betting | Updated 2021 Stanley Cup Odds

The Favorites

  • Colorado +600
  • Vegas +600
  • Tampa Bay +650
  • Toronto +1100
  • Philadelphia +1300
  • Boston +1400

Analysis: Colorado might be prohibitive favorites to win the 2021 Stanley Cup trophy, but the Avs are off to a modest 2-2 start through four games and don’t have the look of anything special just yet. Out of this group of top title contenders, I’m loving the way Vegas (4-0), Philadelphia (3-1-1) and the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning (3-0) have looked so far.

The Golden Knights are currently ranked an impressive fourth in scoring (4.0 gpg) and sixth in goals allowed (1.8 gpg). The explosive Flyers are ranked sixth in scoring (3.8 gpg) and 17th in goals allowed (3.0 gpg) while Tampa Bay leads the NHL in scoring (5.0 gpg) and ranks third in goals allowed (1.5 gpg).

Just Off the Mark

  • St. Louis +1700
  • NY Islanders +1700
  • Montreal +1700
  • Washington +2000
  • Carolina +1800
  • Dallas +2000
  • Pittsburgh +2000
  • Nashville +2000

Analysis: While no one was really picking the New York Islanders (3-1) to build on their fantastic playoff run to the Eastern Conference finals a year ago, I was. The speedy Isles are ranked an uninspiring 26th in scoring (2.3 gpg), but a stellar third in goals allowed (1.5 gpg). 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis (2-2) has alternated wins and losses over its first four games. I love Alex Ovechkin and Washington’s chances this season. The Caps are off to an encouraging 2-0-1 start through three games while defending Western Conference champion Dallas has yet to suit up because of ongoing COVID-19 issues.

They Could Surprise

  • Calgary +2500
  • Winnipeg +2800
  • Florida +3000

Calgary (2-0-1) and Winnipeg (3-1) are off to solid starts. The Flames rank seventh in scoring (3.7 gpg) and eighth in goals allowed (2.0 gpg). The Jets are ranked a decent 11th in scoring (3.3 gpg) and encouraging 12th in goals allowed (2.5 gpg). Florida is 2-0 heading into the weekend while ranking a phenomenal second in scoring (5.0 gpg) and 20th in goals allowed (3.0 gpg). All three teams look like legitimate contenders that could surprise right now.

Long Shot Hopefuls

  • Columbus +4500
  • Minnesota +4500
  • New Jersey +5500
  • San Jose +5500
  • Arizona +6000
  • Buffalo +7000
  • Anaheim +8000
  • LA Kings +12500
  • Chicago +12500
  • Ottawa +20000
  • Detroit +25000

Analysis: Put of this group of longshot hopefuls, I love the way Minnesota has looked in getting off to a surprising 3-1 start through four games. The Wild are ranked a modest 17th in scoring (2.8 gpg), but 11th in goals allowed (2.3 gpg). At the opposite end of the spectrum, Chicago (0-3-1) looks completely and utterly incompetent. The once perennially-powerful Blackhawks are ranked 25th in scoring (2.3 gpg) and dead last in goals allowed (5.0 gpg) and look nothing lke the franchise that claimed three Stanley Cup titles between 2010 and 2015.


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