- Sportsbooks have futures odds posted for the Stanley Cup and several NHL Atlantic Division teams have short odds.
- The defending champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning odds are(+550), making them the second favorites to win.
- The Boston Bruins have the fifth shortest odds at (+1400).
TAMPA, Fla. – The 2021-2022 NHL season is right around the corner so now is a great time to check futures odds at sportsbooks and start wagering.
The Atlantic Division has a few potential contenders heading into the season and sportsbooks have reflected this through their oddsboards.
Those betting on the NHL are looking at teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Boston Bruins, and the Florida Panthers to win the Stanley Cup. Wagering on these Atlantic Division teams could net big wins by the end of the season.
NHL 2021-2022 Stanley Cup Odds
- Colorado Avalanche +450
- Tampa Bay Lightning +550
- Vegas Golden Knights +700
- Toronto Maple Leafs +1100
- Boston Bruins +1400
- Carolina Hurricanes +1500
- New York Islanders +1900
- Florida Panthers +2000
- New York Rangers +2000
The Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The Tampa Bay Lighting are the two-time defending champions and are looking to become only the fourth team in NHL history to have a three-peat.
Tampa has the second shortest odds at (+550) to win the 2022 Stanley Cup and gambling hockey fans should be interested in taking these odds early while the potential profit is bigger.
The Lightning’s defensive core is seen in goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and defenseman Victor Hedman, who will be coming into the 2021-2022 season fully healthy.
Vasilevskiy is arguably the best goalie in the game, finishing last season with 1,144 saves with a 92% save percentage, 93 GA with a 2.1 GA average, and 5 shutouts. Hedman, although having struggled with injuries throughout the season, played big on defense in the playoffs for the Lightning.
With a fully healthy roster, the Tampa Bay Lightning are truly the team to beat.
Boston Bruins Odds
The Boston Bruins are always a team to take note of in the Atlantic Division. Currently sitting with (+1400) and the fifth shortest odds to win, the Bruins are looking to bounce back from last season’s tough second-round exit to the New York Islanders.
The Bruins are losing center David Krejci who is headed back to the Czech Republic and Tuukka Rask, although he remains off of their roster as he recovers from hip surgery.
Boston still has the big three in Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak who can compete with any team in the NHL. The young talent in defenseman Charlie McAvoy and goalie Jeremy Swayman are also promising pieces to have for Stanley Cup contention.
Taking the Bruins long odds is not a bad bet to make with regulated sports betting sites, but the lack of depth at safety and the aging stars in the big three may begin to show some weaknesses in the upcoming season.
Florida Panthers Odds
The Panthers are at (+2000) and may just be a longshot Hail Mary pick, but the team’s roster is legitimate as far as being formidable and it would not be too surprising if they went on a strong run for the Stanley Cup.
Defenseman Aaron Ekblad, center Aleksander Barkov, and left winger Jonathan Huberdeau are the big stars that could shine this season.
Ekblad in particular is one of the best players in the NHL, putting up 22 points, 11 power-play points off 6 power-play goals, and had a 10.9 shot percentage last season. If you are going to bet on a longshot team, the Panthers are the perfect wager.
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