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Editor’s Note (Jan 6): Due to the reformation of the divisions and shortened 56-game regular-season because of COVID-19, there will be no conference structure for the 2020-21 NHL season. The league has been split into four divisions (North, East, Central West) with the top four teams from each division advancing to the playoffs. 

Betting on the 2021 Stanley Cup is not the only way to put money on NHL futures. A raft of 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.

2021 Eastern Conference Champion Odds

  • [Nov 12]: With a start date uncertain, the odds have not altered much in the East. However, the Lightning have seen their average odds increase from +383 to +400
  • [Oct 15]: After signing Taylor Hall and other notable pieces, the Sabres’ averaged odds have shortened from +3750 to +2700
  • [Oct 7]: Following the 2020 NHL Draft, the Rangers’ average odds have shortened to +1250
  • [Sept 29]: The Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning have opened as 4-1 favorites to win the East in the 2020/21 season, followed by Boston at +550

Odds to Win the Eastern Conference

Team 2021 Eastern Conference Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning +400
Boston Bruins +600
Philadelphia Flyers +650
Toronto Maple Leafs +900
Washington Capitals +900
Carolina Hurricanes +1000
Pittsburgh Penguins +1000
New York Islanders +1300
New York Rangers +1300
Florida Panthers +2100
Columbus Blue Jackets +2100
Buffalo Sabres +2100
Montreal Canadiens +2400
New Jersey Devils +3100
Ottawa Senators +6500
Detroit Red Wings +8500

Odds last updated Nov 12, 2020

Past 10 Eastern Conference Champions

Year Team Ranking
2020 Tampa Bay Lightning Atl. #2
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

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

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2021 Western Conference Champion Odds

  • [Nov 12]: Like the Eastern Conference, there has not been too much odds movement. The most notable movement would be the Dallas Stars’ average odds shortening to +917, tying the St. Louis Blues
  • [Oct 15]: After signing defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, the Golden Knights are now co-favorites to win the Western Conference with the Avalanche
  • [Oct 7]: No odds movement to report, as no Western Conference teams were very active in the 2020 NHL Draft
  • [Sept 29]: The Avalanche are the early +325 favorites to win the West, closely followed by Vegas at +350

Odds to Win the Western Conference

Team 2021 Western Conference Odds
Colorado Avalanche +350
Vegas Golden Knights +350
St. Louis Blue +900
Dallas Stars +900
Edmonton Oilers +1000
Calgary Flames +1200
Nashville Predators +1300
Vancouver Canucks +1300
Winnipeg Jets +1700
San Jose Sharks +2100
Chicago Blackhawks +2400
Minnesota Wild +2400
Arizona Coyotes +2800
Los Angeles Kings +2800
Anaheim Ducks +3200

Odds last updated Nov 12, 2020.

Past 10 Western Conference Champions

Year Team Ranking
2020 Dallas Stars Cent. #3
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

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

Archived NHL Conference Odds: 2019/20

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