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What NHL Stanley Cup odds are available?

There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to Stanley Cup odds and the different markets you can bet on.

Hockey bettors primarily tend to place bets on Stanley Cup markets where the odds pertain to the final score, such as the moneyline, point spread, and total or over/under.

There are also other markets for Stanley Cup bets that focus on specific stats and periods of each game, as well as prop bets. Prop betting covers an event or outcome that is unrelated to the final score.

Some prop bet markets even focus on other in-game events that don’t relate to hockey at all, such as who will sing the national anthem, who will be the first person to touch the Stanley Cup, and whether the conference winners will touch the trophy.

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What are Stanley Cup point spread bets?

A point spread bet (sometimes referred to as a puck line bet) is similar to a moneyline bet in the sense that the final score is all that matters. The difference is that point spread bets care about the margin of victory or defeat, instead of just whether or not a team won. Stanley Cup point spread bets usually assign the favored team a spread value of -1.5, meaning they have to win by at least two goals for your bet to win.

Here is an example of a Stanley Cup point spread odds:

Team and spread


Toronto Maple Leafs, -1.5


Montreal Canadiens, +1.5


This means that if you placed a $100 wager on the Toronto Maple Leafs at -1.5, they would have to win Game 1 by at least two goals for your bet to win. If you wagered $100 on the Montreal Canadiens at +1.5, they would have to lose by fewer than two goals or win by any score for your bet to win.

As the odds are -110 in both cases, a winning bet would have a payout of $190.90 (your $100 bet plus $90.90 in profit).

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Stanley Cup moneyline odds

A moneyline bet refers to a wager made on one team to win a game outright, regardless of the final score. For example, the Stanley Cup Finals can consist of up to seven games in total, meaning you would potentially have seven separate chances to place a moneyline bet on the team you think will win in each game. Remember that a team with a negative betting value is considered the favorite, whereas a team with a positive betting value is always the underdog.

Here is an example of a moneyline market for a Stanley Cup game:



Ottawa Senators


Edmonton Oilers


If you place a $100 bet on the Ottawa Senators at -130 and they won, your payout would be $176.90 (your $100 bet plus $76.90 profit), while a successful $100 wager on the Oilers at +120 would win $220 (your $100 bet plus $120 profit).

Stanley Cup total or over/under odds

A total or over/under bet is a market that can feature any kind of wager relating to a total score or statistic, and whether a team or player will score more or less than a pre-set amount. The most popular market for this is on how many goals the two teams will score between them in a Stanley Cup Finals game.

Here is an example of a total or over/under market for a Stanley Cup game:

Total goals


Over 4.5


Under 4.5


In this case, a bet on the over would require there to be five goals or more in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals to win, while a bet on the under would require to be four goals or fewer. As the odds are -110 in both cases, a winning $100 bet would have a payout of $190.90 (your $100 bet plus $90.90 in profit).

Other popular total or over/under markets for the Stanley Cup include total goals or shots for a player or team.

Stanley Cup parlay odds

A parlay bet combines multiple selections in a single bet, in order to stack the odds in hopes of maximizing your potential payout. Parlays award greater payouts than if each of the selections were placed as individual bets, although each of the selections must come in for the bet to win.

You can place a parlay bet on each game of the Stanley Cup that combine different markets. For instance, a parlay bet for a Stanley Cup game may feature point spread, total or over/under, and prop bet selections.

Here is an example of a parlay bet for a Stanley Cup game:



Winnipeg Jets, -1.5


Over 5.5 goals


Cole Perfetti to score


Three-way parlay bet


A successful $100 parlay bet in this scenario would net a payout of $2,004.45 (your $100 bet plus $1,904.45 profit), which is significantly greater than what you would get for a winning bet on any of these selections individually.

How do I bet on a team to win the Stanley Cup?

Prior to the start of every NHL regular season, Stanley Cup odds are set for all 32 teams. From here, bettors can place a futures bet on the team they think will win it all, even though the Stanley Cup Finals are still several months away.

Placing a preseason futures bet on the next Stanley Cup winner can also yield some value. Remember, the oddsmakers have to come up with a betting value for every single NHL team without having seen any regular season games. As such, their assessments will be at their least accurate, meaning it could be a shrewd idea to bet on a team you feel have been undervalued. After all, the line could substantially adjust as early as one game into the season, making it easy to potentially miss out on the best possible value for your bet.

If this kind of NHL betting market appeals to you, be sure to check out Stanley Cup futures for all of your need-to-know information about the wide variety of available Stanley Cup Futures markets. Figuring out NHL value bets on your own can be stressful, but fear not, we’re here to help.

What are Stanley Cup prop bets?

Prop bets refer to any wager that hinges on an event unrelated to the final score. Popular prop betting markets for the Stanley Cup playoffs include total or over/under goals by period or for a specific player. For example, placing a prop bet on Sidney Crosby to score a goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Many sports bettors opt to pick a star player who has been on a hot streak. Naturally, this is one of the safer Stanley Cup prop bets available, as star players usually take the most shots and log the most minutes on the ice as their team attempts to become the next Stanley Cup champion.

Those looking for a value Stanley Cup prop bet may also decide to place a wager on a non-star player in the midst of a hot streak.

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