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  • We track the odds to make the playoffs for all 31 NHL teams throughout the 2020-21 season
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs’ odds to make the playoffs sit at -1100
  • See the graphs and tables below for all the updated odds on who will miss and make the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Due to a delayed start of the 2020-21 NHL season because of COVID-19, teams will play a regular season of just 56 games.

With a rearranged format, there will be no conferences and four divisions (North, East, West, Central). The top four from each division will make it to the postseason with a total of 16 teams.

The top seed will play the fourth seed and the second seed will play the third seed in their respective divisions. The winners of each series will play in the second round. The four remaining teams from each division will then be re-seeded and play the last two rounds.

The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from reputable online sports betting sites.

NHL North Division Playoff Odds

  • [Feb 10]: Never say never, but the Senators’ odds of making the playoffs are not looking too hot. Over the last week, Ottawa’s odds to make the playoffs have jumped from +1300 to +3400.
  • [Feb 4]: The Winnipeg Jets have started to play better hockey as of late, moving their average odds to make the playoffs from +100 to -140.
  • [Jan 20]: After unexpected starts for the Senators and Canadiens, both of their odds have shortened. Ottawa now sits at +400, while Montreal is up to -320.
  • [Jan 4]: The Toronto Maple Leafs have the longest opening odds to make the playoffs in the North Division at -835.

 Make & Miss NHL Playoffs Odds in North Division

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Montreal Canadiens -1100 +750
Toronto Maple Leafs -1100 +750
Winnipeg Jets -240 +185
Calgary Flames -220 +175
Edmonton Oilers -115 -115
Vancouver Canucks +310 -390
Ottawa Senators +3400 -7000

Odds as of  Feb 10, 2021

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NHL East Division Playoff Odds

  • [Feb 10]: The Bruins have emerged as the team to beat in the East. Boston’s odds to make the playoffs have shortened from -750 to -1100.
  • [Feb 4]: The Bruins have almost solidified their playoff spot after starting the season 7-1-2. Boston’s average odds have shortened from -340 to -750.
  • [Jan 20]: Little has changed in East Division Playoff odds after the first week of play. The Islanders dipped from +130 to +100, while the Sabres’ odds have shortened from +325 to +230.
  • [Jan 4]: The Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins are all favored to make the playoffs out of the East Division.

 Make & Miss NHL Playoffs Odds in East Division

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Boston Bruins -1100 +750
Philadelphia Flyers -550 +430
Washington Capitals -280 +220
Pittsburgh Penguins -140 +110
New York Islanders -115 -115
New York Rangers +200 -270
Buffalo Sabres +410 -600
New Jersey Devils +410 -600

Odds as of Feb 10, 2021

NHL Central Division Playoff Odds

  • [Feb 10]: The Nashville Predators are trending in the wrong direction. Nashville opened at -134 odds to make the playoffs and now sit at +450 after a 5-8-0 record through 13 games.
  • [Feb 4]: After the Panthers hot start to the season, the Blue Jackets and Predators have seen their odds increase. Columbus’ average odds sit at +175, while Nashville’s average odds have increased to +135.
  • [Jan 20]: The Lightning’s average odds increase from -1000 to -650, while Detroit’s shortened from +1150 to +800.
  • [Jan 4]: The Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes are the top favorites to make the playoffs in the Central Division. The Lightning have opened at -1000 to make the playoffs.

 Make & Miss NHL Playoffs Odds in Central Division

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Tampa Bay Lightning -1100 +750
Carolina Hurricanes -600 +410
Dallas Stars -340 +260
Florida Panthers -170 +135
Columbus Blue Jackets +290 -370
Nashville Predators +450 -550
Chicago Blackhawks +200 -280
Detroit Red Wings +3100 -7000

Odds as of Feb 10, 2021

NHL West Division Playoff Odds

  • [Feb 10]: The Minnesota Wild and Arizona Coyotes are neck and neck for the final playoff spot in the West so far. Minnesota has the edge at -140, while Arizona sits at +135 odds.
  • [Feb 4]: Vegas Golden Knights have seen their average odds shorten from -490 to -700. They are now tied with the Avalanche for the longest odds to make the playoffs in West.
  • [Jan 20]: After a solid start to the season the Minnesota Wild’s average have shortened from +105 to -120 to make the playoffs in the West.
  • [Jan 4]: The Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights, and St. Louis Blues are all big favorites in the West Division to make the playoffs.

 Make & Miss NHL Playoffs Odds in West Division

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Colorado Avalanche -750 +600
Vegas Golden Knights -750 +600
St. Louis Blues -470 +350
Minnesota Wild -140 +110
Arizona Coyotes +135 -170
San Jose Sharks +600 -850
Los Angeles Kings +600 -850
Anaheim Ducks +600 -850

Odds as of Feb 10, 2021


Archived Stanley Cup Odds: 2019-20

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