- The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup with +550 preseason odds in six games against the Lightning.
- The Avalanche are already preseason favorites to win it all again during the 2022-2023 season, with +450 odds.
DENVER – The 2021-2022 NHL season has come to an end, with the Colorado Avalanche taking home the Stanley Cup Trophy. Taking a look into the next season which is set to start in October, the Avs are already a heavy favorite to win back-to-back championships, at +450 odds.
Odds For 2023 Stanley Cup
- Colorado Avalanche +450
- Toronto Maple Leafs +900
- Florida Panthers +1000
- Tampa Bay Lightning +1000
- Carolina Hurricanes +1200
- Edmonton Oilers +1200
Avalanche Dominated All Year
The Avs finished a historic playoff season, by tying the most wins in the regular and postseason in NHL history (72), and were three points away from being awarded the Presidents Trophy.
The Avs opened up the 2021-2022 season as the favorite, with +550 odds to win it all during the NHL preseason. Right behind them, Tampa Bay was at +625 and were attempting a three-peat.
The Avs become only the fifth team since 1990 to win the Cup, as the preseason favorite.
Cale Makar had himself a season, winning the James Norris Trophy for the best defensemen (+370 preseason odds), the Conn Smythe Trophy (+1355 before first postseason game) for being the best overall player in the postseason, and his first Stanley Cup.
Out of 20 postseason games played, the Avs recorded two sweeps, only lost four games, and were only an underdog in one of them. They were also the favorite to win the Cup during their whole playoff run.
With this postseason dominance, legal online sportsbooks have the Avs leading the way for the 2023 title, as winning two Stanley Cups in a row has started to become a trend.
Teams Like To Two-Peat
There have been six total back-to-back championships won in the NHL since the 1984 season, with the most recent being the Tampa Bay Lightning in the last two years.
After the Lightning won the first championship during the 2020 bubble, their odds for the next season were set at +900, and they were able to complete the two in a row.
This same trend can be seen when the Pittsburgh Penguins won it in consecutive years in 2016-2017. After winning with +1300 odds in 2016, they ran it back with +1100 odds the next year. The Avs will have the opportunity to do the same, but with even shorter odds.
Ben has been an avid sports fan his whole life and mostly follows football and basketball, both professional and collegiate. He has been covering topics that vary from Super Bowl prop bets to articles about the generated revenue from regulated sports betting. He is currently finishing his Editing, Writing, and Media Degree at Florida State University, with a minor in Business. Diving into the world of sports betting, he is ecstatic to work in an area that has combined his two passions of sports and writing.