• View updated Eastern and Western Conference Championship odds for all 31 NHL teams
  • Use the graphs below to monitor how each team is trending during the summer and 82-game regular season
  • Compare and contrast with the NHL Division Odds Tracker

Betting on the 2020 Stanley Cup is not the only way to put money on NHL futures. A raft of leading online sportsbooks routinely post odds to win each conference. The odds fluctuate throughout the season as teams play better/worse, make significant trades, and suffer key injuries.

This odds tracker monitors each of the 31 NHL teams’ odds to win their conference. The graphs and tables are divided along East/West lines.

2020 Eastern Conference Champion Odds

Mar. 19: After COVID-19 imposed an extended hiatus on the season, the Bruins’ futures  odds improved to +325. Oddsmakers believe a rested Boston team will be in a class of its own.

Feb. 13: The Sabres  are the biggest losers over the last couple weeks with a playoff spot now a pipe-dream. Their odds tumbled from +3767 to +6833.

Jan. 28: The Panthers (+1133) still lag behind the Leafs (+967) despite holding third-place in the Atlantic. Both are well behind the top four of TB, WAS, BOS, and PIT.

Jan. 22:  The Lightning (+450) have taken over top spot, despite sitting eight points back of Boston in the Atlantic. The Caps (+456) fell slightly as Pittsburgh (+600) continues to push.

Jan. 9: The Capitals are now the favorites at +429, while Tampa (+458) had edged Boston (+461) for second.

Nov. 27: The Islanders (+640) continue to surge, despite their point-streak ending in Anaheim on Monday.

Nov. 13: The Bruins have taken over top spot (+480), while the Islanders (+870) are now in the top-four.

Oct. 29: The Lightning (+420) are still favored, but not by much with the Bruins (+460) closing fast.

Oct. 7: A week into the regular season and the East favorites have both gotten shorter. Tampa only improved slightly (from +350 to +340) while Toronto leapt from +510 to +420 and Boston made similar gains, from +550 to +500.

Aug. 27: All the longshots got a little shorter in the East. Columbus went from +3600 to +3400, Detroit went from +6500 to +6200, and even Ottawa went from +12700 to +12000.

Aug. 9: The Blue Jackets plummeted from +2000 to +3600, while the Maple Leafs (+590 to +530) overtook Boston (+520 to +550) for second-best odds.

July 16: Despite flaming out in the first round of the playoffs last year, the powerhouse Lightning open as the East favorites by a pretty wide margin.

Odds to Win the Eastern Conference

Team 2020 Eastern Conference Odds at BetOnline
Boston Bruins +325
Tampa Bay Lightning +400
Philadelphia Flyers +500
Washington Capitals +600
Pittsburgh Penguins +800
Toronto Maple Leafs +900
Carolina Hurricanes +1600
New York Rangers +2500
Florida Panthers +3300
New York Islanders +3300
Columbus Blue Jackets +5000
Montreal Canadiens +50000
Buffalo Sabres OFF
New Jersey Devils OFF
Ottawa Senators OFF
Detroit Red Wings OFF

Odds last updated Mar. 19, 2020.

Past 10 Eastern Conference Champions

Year Team Playoff Seed
2019 Boston Bruins Atl. #2
2018 Washington Capitals Metro #1
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins Metro #2
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins Metro #2
2015 Tampa Bay Lightning Atl. #2
2014 New York Rangers Metro #2
2013 Boston Bruins East #4
2012 New Jersey Devils East #6
2011 Boston Bruins East #3
2010 Philadelphia Flyers East #7

*Note: the current playoff seeding process was adopted in 2014 playoffs.

2020 Western Conference Champion Odds

Mar. 19: The Golden Knights (+325) have become Western Conference favorites during the coronavirus hiatus.

Feb. 13: The top-three favorites are all from the Central (Avalanche, Blues, Stars) as no team in the Pacific even looks like a lock to make the playoffs.

Jan. 28: Preseason favorite Vegas continues to plummet, now at a season-long +745. That’s still best in the Pacific, but behind three Central teams (COL, STL, DAL).

Jan. 22:  The Western Conference odds are tightly packed with ten teams between +481 and +1400. Only a the Ducks, Jets, Kings, Sharks, and Wild are considered true longshots.

Jan. 9: The Avalanche are favored to win the West, despite the Blues being shorter than even-money to win the Central Division.

Nov. 27: 8-1-1 in their last ten, the Dallas Stars are now third in the odds to win the West at +670.

Nov. 13: The favorites are falling back to the pack. No team is shorter than Vegas at +470. The West is wide open.

Oct. 29: It’s neck and neck at the top between Vegas (+370) and Colorado (+390). But expect the Avs to get longer now that Mikko Rantanen and Gabe Landeskog are both out.

Oct. 7: The first in-season update really shook up the Western Conference odds. Vegas is now a hyper-short +350 (formerly +420). The biggest loser was San Jose (+970 to +1300).

Aug. 27: The Canucks (+1900) bounced the Coyotes (+2000) from the top ten.

Aug. 9: The biggest loser in the last update was the Oilers, who fell from +1700 to +2500. Only the Kings (+6600), Ducks (+5000), and Wild (+3000) have worse odds to win the West.

July 16: Vegas is the early favorite at +470. Advanced statistics show this team was dominant 5-on-5 after acquiring Mark Stone last year.

Odds to Win the Western Conference

Team 2020 Western Conference Odds at Bovada
Vegas Golden Knights +325
Colorado Avalanche +350
St Louis Blues +450
Dallas Stars +900
Nashville Predators +1000
Edmonton Oilers +1100
Vancouver Canucks +1600
Calgary Flames +2000
Arizona Coyotes +2500
Minnesota Wild +2500
Winnipeg Jets +3300
Chicago Blackhawks +12500
San Jose Sharks OFF
Anaheim Ducks OFF
Los Angeles Kings OFF

Odds last updated Mar. 19, 2020.

Past 10 Western Conference Champions

Year Team Points
2019 St Louis Blues Cent. #3
2018 Vegas Golden Knights Pac. # 1
2017 Nashville Predators Wild Card #2
2016 San Jose Sharks Pac. #3
2015 Chicago Blackhawks Cent. #3
2014 Los Angeles Kings Pac. #3
2013 Chicago Blackhawks  West #1
2012 Los Angeles Kings  West #8
2011 Vancouver Canucks  West #1
2010 Chicago Blackhawks West #2

*Note: the current playoff seeding process was adopted in 2014 playoffs.