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  • We track the odds to make the playoffs for all 32 NHL teams throughout the 2021-22 season
  • The Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers are the biggest favorites to make the playoffs
  • See the graphs and tables below for all the updated odds on who will miss and make the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs

After COVID-19 forced the NHL to restructure the divisions and conferences for the 2020-21 NHL season, they have reverted back to their regular structure. The Metropolitan and Atlantic make up the Eastern Conference, while the Pacific and Central form the Western Conference.

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NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Odds

 Make & Miss Odds in Eastern Conference

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Florida Panthers -1200 +750
Carolina Hurricanes -650 +450
Toronto Maple Leafs -600 +425
Tampa Bay Lightning -550 +400
Boston Bruins -400 +300
New York Islanders -300 +235
Washington Capitals -300 +235
New York Rangers -240 +195
Pittsburgh Penguins -160 +135
Philadelphia Flyers +115 -135
New Jersey Devils +160 -190
Detroit Red Wings +500 -700
Montreal Canadiens +550 -800
Columbus Blue Jackets +650 -950
Ottawa Senators +750 -1200
Buffalo Sabres +750 -1200

All odds as of November 4th

  • [Nov 4]: The Florida Panthers have the best odds to make the NHL Playoffs after their hot start. The Flyers and Penguins are currently both hovering around the 8th and 9th spot in the odds for the final playoff spot.
  • [Oct 5]: As the start of the season inches closer, fringe preseason playoff teams’ odds shorten. The Hurricanes’ average odds to make the playoffs have shortened from -150 to -172, while the Rangers’ average odds have shortened from -120 to -177.
  • [Aug 18]: The Lightning have opened with the best odds to make the playoffs in the East. A cluster of teams sit in the middle of pack at -150 including, the Capitals, Hurricanes, and Rangers.

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NHL Western Conference Playoff Odds

 Make & Miss Odds in Western Conference

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Colorado Avalanche -2500 +1200
Edmonton Oilers -1100 +700
Vegas Golden Knights -450 +300
Minnesota Wild -400 +300
St. Louis Blues -400 +300
Calgary Flames -380 +290
Winnipeg Jets -175 +155
Dallas Stars -120 +100
Nashville Predators +130 -150
San Jose Sharks +180 -220
Seattle Kraken +185 -245
Vancouver Canucks +250 -320
Los Angeles Kings +380 -450
Chicago Blackhawks +600 -900
Anaheim Ducks +800 -1600
Arizona Coyotes +3500 -10000
  • [Nov 4]: Vegas’ odds have started to slip as they were -1600 to make the NHL Playoffs and now they are just -475 after their slow start and slew of injuries. The Blackhawks have also won just one game in their first 11 as their odds continue to lengthen to make the playoffs in the West.
  • [Oct 5]: Canada online sports betting should be excited for Alberta teams, as the Oilers now have the third-best odds to make the playoffs in the West with their average odds shortening to -355. The Avalanche and Golden Knights are still listed as massive favorites to clinch a playoff spot this season.
  • [Aug 18]: The Avalanche have the longest odds of any team to make the playoffs in the NHL this season. Three teams hover around that 8th and final playoff spot in the opening odds, including the Jets, Kraken, and Blackhawks.

Archived Stanley Cup Odds: 2020-21, 2019-20

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