We are at about the midway point of the NHL season, although given the number of postponed games that need to be made up, the standings are perhaps not a true representation of where we are in terms of Super Bowl favorites. Once everyone has caught up and the schedule is back in line, things might well look very different than they do now. That might be something to keep in mind as we look at the current odds to win the Stanley Cup. These Stanley Cup odds are going to change as the season progresses, but for now, let’s take a look at who the bookies like to win the Stanley Cup in 2022.
Updated Stanley Cup Odds Jan. 19th Edition | NHL Betting
Colorado Avalanche (+470)
After a bit of a sluggish start, the Colorado Avalanche are beginning to get hot at the midway point of the season. They have 53 points from 36 games and have the lead in the Central Division. While that lead is currently sitting at 2 points, the Avs have games in hand to the teams that are closest to them in the division. This is a team that is fun to watch, as they have amassed 156 goals through their 36 games, which puts them near the top in scoring. They also have the best goal differential in the league at +45, so there are a lot of things to like about this team.
Florida Panthers (+670)
The Panthers have picked up 57 points from 39 games to this point in the season, which has them in 2nd in the Atlantic Division, although they do have a couple of games in hand to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They are actually very similar to the Avalanche in terms of scoring and goal differential, amassing 159 goals and putting together a differential of +43. They are also on a great run of form at the moment, going 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. A very balanced team that is exciting to watch.
Tampa Bay Lightning (+710)
You are going to quickly get an idea of just how strong the Atlantic Division is by looking at the teams that the bookies have as the current Stanley Cup favorites. The Lightning are the second team from that division on this list, but they are also not the last. The defending champions have carried over their momentum from last season and are currently on 59 points from 41 games. They are not as offensively strong as the other two mentioned here, but they have still put up an impressive 141 goals and a +24 goal differential.
Toronto Maple Leafs (+740)
The third and final team out of the Atlantic Division to be considered one of the favorites is the Toronto Maple Leafs. Canadian teams have had it worse than most during this current COVID situation, so while the Leafs are 8 points adrift of first in the division with 51 points, they also still have 5 games in hand to the Lightning. The Leafs have 123 goals from 36 games, and they have also only surrendered 93 to this point in the season. They are not a team to ignore right now, even though the playoffs have been an issue for them.