- The Colorado Avalanche are the +700 favorites among NHL teams to win the 2021-22 Stanley Cup
- Both New York teams, the Rangers (+1700) and Islanders (+8000) are longshots in the betting line
- See the latest Stanley Cup odds below, along with our best bets and longshots worth taking
This is the year the Colorado Avalanche finally win the Stanley Cup as champions of the NHL. What’s that? You’ve heard that one before? Yes, the Avs are proving to be the NHL’s version of always a bridesmaid, never a bride when it comes to the Stanley Cup. In each of the past few years, their star-studded lineup is pegged as the team to beat. And each year, they are beaten. Could this finally be the year that the Avs climb that mountain? Colorado is listed as the +700 favorites in the latest Stanley Cup odds.
What other teams are worth consideration? Could this be the year a New York team finally brings the Cup home?
2022 Stanley Cup Odds
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+700|
|Vegas Golden Knights||+700|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+800|
|New York Rangers||+1700|
|St Louis Blues||+2000|
|Los Angeles Kings||+4000|
|New York Islanders||+8000|
|Detroit Red Wings||+10000|
|San Jose Sharks||+10000|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+15000|
|New Jersey Devils||+25000|
Odds as of January 18th at Barstool.
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Avalanche Still Favored in Latest Stanley Cup Odds
A 4-5 start to the season left people wondering about the Avalanche but wonder no more. Colorado sits atop the Western Conference standings with 51 points.
Nathan MacKinnon between Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen remain one of the NHL’s most dangerous forward lines. Nazem Kadri is delivering the goods expected from him as Colorado’s #2 center. He’s actually leading the club in scoring with 49 points.
Cale Makar 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/gLtxomcAFT
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 12, 2022
Cale Makar is the runaway favorite in the Norris Trophy odds. He’s on pace to score 38 goals this season. Those are Bobby Orr-level numbers.
Still, the reality is that this group of Avs have yet to advance past the second round of the playoffs. Replacing Vezina Trophy finalist Philipp Grubauer with Darcy Kuemper isn’t panning out. Though he’s 17-5-1, Kuemper shows a 2.74 GAA and .908 save percentage, hardly inspiring numbers. Just 13 of his 25 games rate out to be quality starts.
Do the Rangers or Islanders Pose NHL Betting Value?
The New York Rangers have been building something for a few years now, and it appears that it’s coming to fruition. They lead the Metropolitan Division with 54 points. At +1700, they offer Stanley Cup value as the better New York team.
There’s a lot to like about the Rangers. They’re loaded with talented forwards in Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and Chris Kreider. There’s also speculation that they might be acquiring former Rangers center JT Miller from the Vancouver Canucks, which would improve their Stanley Cup odds.
Mead: One of the teams that has been all over JT Miller is the Rangers and by all over I mean a phone call was made asking what the price of Miller is because NYR are exploring all options on the market due to this being the last year they'll have cap space for 4 years.
— Ryan Mead (@OhRyanMead) January 18, 2022
Adam Fox is the reigning Norris Trophy winner and leads the team in scoring with 39 points. With a 1.99 GAA, .939 save percentage, and a 17-4-2 record, Igor Shesterkin is among the top betting choices in the Vezina Trophy odds.
Things aren’t nearly as promising on Long Island. The New York Islanders are playing in shiny new UBS Arena, but they don’t look anything at all like the Isles club that’s been a Stanley Cup final four squad each of the last two years.
At 12-13-6, they’re already 16 points out of a playoff spot. The Islanders are last in the NHL with just 71 goals scored. With a Stanley Cup betting line of +8000, the Isles simply aren’t worth the gamble.
One Last Hurrah For Sid The Kid?
Seeking value in a Stanley Cup contender? Then why not go with a proven commodity? Sid the Kid and Pens are listed at +2000 in the Stanley Cup odds.
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang are playing their 16th season as NHL teammates. Four times they’ve played in the Stanley Cup final, and three times, they won it.
Big mood. pic.twitter.com/4rYurpKkNk
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 18, 2022
Pittsburgh’s 23-10-5 record is including a 10-game winning streak. The Penguins kept on winning despite losing 131 man games to injury. Malkin recently returned to the ice following offseason knee surgery.
Pittsburgh’s top line of Crosby, Jake Guentzel, and Bryan Rust have played just 10 games together this season due to injury. Pittsburgh is currently +2000 to win at Barstool Sportsbook in the most recent Stanley Cup odds.