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  • This page monitors the divisional odds for all 31 National Hockey League teams throughout the 2020-21 NHL season
  • The Boston Bruins are the odds-on favorites to win the East Division
  • Use the division odds in conjunction with the Stanley Cup odds and playoff odds to see how teams are trending, overall

With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting borders and travel, the NHL has re-arranged the division structure for the 2020-21 NHL season.

The teams in the East, Central, and West division will play each team in their conference eight times. The North division is made up of solely Canadian hockey teams, as the NHL does not want teams consistently crossing the American and Canadian borders. No team will play a team outside of their division until the playoffs.

Use the graphs below to see which teams are on the rise, which are declining, and who is considered a legitimate threat to win the Stanley Cup.

East Division Top Contenders

  • [Feb 25]: The New York Islanders have started to turn things around winning four of their last six games. The Islanders’ average odds have shortened from +1400 to +783 over the last two weeks.
  • [Feb 18]: The Washington Capitals have struggled as of late, going 1-4 in their last five games. The Capitals’ average odds have increased from +400 to +817.
  • [Feb 9]: The Boston Bruins are starting to become runaway favorites to win the East Division. Their average odds have shortened from +217 to +125 over the last two weeks.
  • [Feb 3]: The Buffalo Sabres find themselves falling fast after starting the season at 4-4-2. The Sabres currently have the longest average odds at +2067 to win the East.
  • [Jan 29]: The New York Rangers average odds have jumped from +800 to +1633. The Rangers are last in the East Division with a record of 2-4-1.
  • [Jan 19]: After a shaky start to the season, the Penguins average odds have increased from +408 to +523.
  • [Jan 11]: The Philadelphia Flyers have seen their average odds increase to +408, while the Pittsburgh Penguins average odds have shortened from +450 to +408.
  • [Dec 22]: The Boston Bruins have opened as +250 favorites to win the 2021 East Division. Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers are right behind them in the odds at +300.

East Division Odds

Team Odds to Win East Division
Boston Bruins -162
Pittsburgh Penguins +550
New York Islanders +650
Philadelphia Flyers +700
Washington Capitals +1000
New Jersey Devils +3500
New York Rangers +4000
Buffalo Sabres +5000

Odds as of  February 25th, 2021

North Division Top Contenders

  • [Feb 25]: The Montreal Canadiens have started to slump posting a 1-3-2 record in their last six games. The Canadiens’ average odds have increased from +165 to +517.
  • [Feb 18]The North Division has turned into a two team race. Although the Flames have been competitive, they have the third best odds to win the division. Calgary’s average odds have increased from +850 to +1133.
  • [Feb 9]: The Vancouver Canucks continue to struggle as their average odds to win the North Division have increased from +1533 to +2200.
  • [Feb 3]: The Montreal Canadiens continue to take the NHL by storm with a 7-1-2 record. The Habs are now favorites to win the North at +133 average odds.
  • [Jan 29]: With the worst record in the NHL (1-6-1), the Ottawa Senators have seen their average odds increase from +4200 to +6533.
  • [Jan 19]: Although very early in the season, the oddsmakers have pegged this as two-team race between Montreal and Toronto. The Oilers’ average odds have jumped from +453 to +617.
  • [Jan 11]: The Montreal Canadiens have seen their odds shorten significantly over the last few weeks with their average odds now at +453.
  • [Dec 22]: The Toronto Maple Leafs have opened as favorites to win the All-Canadian division at +150. The Edmonton Oilers have the second shortest odds at +275.

North Division Odds

Team  Odds to Win North Division
Toronto Maple Leafs -286
Edmonton Oilers +475
Montreal Canadiens +550
Winnipeg Jets +1500
Calgary Flames +2000
Vancouver Canucks +7500
Ottawa Senators +85000

Odds as of February 25th, 2021

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Central Division Top Contenders

  • [Feb 25]: The Florida Panthers continue to push in the Central as they lead the division with a 12-4-2 record and 26 points. The Panthers’ average odds are now +450 to win the Central Division.
  • [Feb 18]: The Chicago Blackhawks have been on a roll going 7-1-1 in their last nine games. The Blackhawks have seen their average odds drop from +4933 to +2933.
  • [Feb 9]: The Predators have struggled to get anything going early in 2021. With a 5-7 record, the Predators’ average odds have increased from +950 to +2133 over the last two weeks.
  • [Feb 3]: After a quick 5-0-1 start, the Florida Panthers have seen their average odds shorten from +1000 to +767.
  • [Jan 29]: With the Dallas Stars finally getting their season underway they have seen their average odds shorten from +567 to 433.
  • [Jan 19]: The absences of Toews and Dach have certainly hurt the Blackhawks odds. After a quick 0-3 start, the Blackhawks have seen their average odds increase from +2167 to +3933.
  • [Jan 11]: The Nashville Predators have seen their average odds increase from +600 to +767 only a few days before opening night.
  • [Dec 22]: To no surprise, the Tampa Bay Lightning has opened as the favorite to win the Central Division at +150. The Carolina Hurricanes trail by a small margin in the odds at +350.

Central Division Odds

Team Odds to Win Central Division
Tampa Bay Lightning -125
Carolina Hurricanes +195
Florida Panthers +475
Dallas Stars +1700
Chicago Blackhawks +3000
Nashville Predators +5500
Columbus Blue Jackers +6500
Detroit Red Wings +50000

Odds as of February 25th, 2021

West Division Top Contenders

  • [Feb 25]: The Los Angeles Kings have won six in a row as their average odds shorten from +5867 to +2300 to win the West Division.
  • [Feb 18]: The Vegas Golden Knights have overtaken the Colorado Avalanche as favorites to win the West Division. The Golden Knights’ average odds have shortened from +150 to +137.
  • [Feb 9]: The Kings were trending in the right direction with wins over the Wild and Blues two weeks ago. However, they have lost three in a row and have seen their average odds jump from +3000 to +4333.
  • [Feb 3]: The San Jose Sharks are starting to show they are not the team they used to be. After a 3-5-0 start to the season, their average odds have increased from +3067 to +4200.
  • [Jan 29]: This division is turning into a four-team race. Minnesota’s average odds are down to +1000, while the Coyotes have seen their average odds increase to +2633.
  • [Jan 19]: The Avalanche and Golden Knights are neck and neck early on. The Avs sit at +153 average odds, while the Knights hold strong behind them at +170 average odds.
  • [Jan 11]: In the top heavy West Division, the bottom feeders continue to see their odds increase. The Los Angeles Kings saw their average odds increase from +1200 to +2633.
  • [Dec 22]: The Colorado Avalanche have opened the as +180 favorites to win the West Division. The Vegas Golden Knights are nipping at their heels at +200 odds.

West Division Odds

Team  Odds to Win West Division
Vegas Golden Knights +135
Colorado Avalanche +140
St. Louis Blues +385
Minnesota Wild +1500
Arizona Coyotes +2500
Anaheim Ducks +5000
San Jose Sharks +6000
Los Angeles Kings +6500

Odds as of February 25th, 2021


Archived NHL Divisional Odds: 2020