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Stanley Cup Odds, Predictions, Betting Picks 2024

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Fact-checked by: James Whitelock
Updated February 14, 2024
8 min read
  • The all-star break is behind us and the race for the playoffs begins

  • The NHL trade deadline is now just one-month away (March 8)

  • Connor McDavid and the Oilers continue to reign supreme

The NHL 2024 Stanley Cup Championship Odds

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TeamOdds
Edmonton Oilers+700
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Colorado Avalanche+800
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Boston Bruins+800
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Florida Panthers+850
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Carolina Hurricanes+900
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New York Rangers+1000
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Vancouver Canucks+1200
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Vegas Golden Knights+1300
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Dallas Stars+1300
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Winnipeg Jets+1400
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Toronto Maple Leafs+1400
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Los Angeles Kings+2200
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Tampa Bay Lightning+2500
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New Jersey Devils+2500
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Pittsburgh Penguins+3000
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Philadelphia Flyers+7000
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New York Islanders+7000
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Detroit Red Wings+7000
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Nashville Predators+9000
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Seattle Kraken+12000
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Washington Capitals+12000
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Minnesota Wild+12000
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Calgary Flames+12000
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St. Louis Blues+15000
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Arizona Coyotes+25000
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Ottawa Senators+30000
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Buffalo Sabres+30000
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Montreal Canadiens+50000
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Columbus Blue Jackets+60000
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San Jose Sharks  +100000
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Chicago Blackhawks+100000
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Anaheim Ducks+100000
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Nhl Championship Predictions

Favorites to Win Stanley Cup 2024

1. Edmonton Oilers (+700) - Season record: 30-17-1, 61 points, 3rd in Pacific div.

Leading scorer: Connor McDavid, 71 points

Strengths:

  • Recent play. Expected to be one of the most formidable teams in the league this season, the Oilers started poorly and worried a lot of fans. Now this team seems to have pulled together and has continued to trend upwards over the past several weeks.

  • Defense. A team with Connor McDavid known for defense?! This team has allowed the 5th-fewest goals against this season and the 2nd-fewest shots against. 

  • Powerplay. Unsurprisingly this team does has offense as well, and they are even deadlier with the man-advantage. They boast the league’s 4th-best power play percentage at 26.35 percent.

Weaknesses:

  • Shots on goal. This team needs to get more shots on the net, as they currently rank 13th in the NHL. Their shooting percentage has also started to dip in recent games.

  • Goaltending. We’re hesitant to leave this as a weakness as the Oilers now have a save percentage over .900 and they recently enjoyed a 16-game winning streak, but there is still more trust to be earned between the pipes.

  • Discipline. Although a surprisingly good defensive team, Edmonton is putting unnecessary stress onto their defense corps by taking too many penalties. They average the 13th-most minutes per game right now.

2. Colorado Avalanche (+800) - Season record: 32-17-4, 68 points, 2nd in Central div.

Leading scorer: Nathan MacKinnon, 85 points

Strengths:

  • Scoring. Nathan MacKinnon is 2nd in the league right now with 85 points and the team itself is 2nd in the league with a combined 194 goals this season.

  • Power play. Colorado currently rounds out the top 10 in the league with a 23.98 power play percentage.

  • Shots & shooting percentage. The 3rd-highest shooting team in the NHL also boasts the 5th-highest shooting percentage. That is not an easy feat.

Weaknesses:

  • Goaltending. With no reliable backup in place, starting goalie Alexandar Georgiev is on pace to play up to 70 games this season. That is way too high of a workload and the team’s combined .893 save percentage (25th overall) shows their struggles between the pipes.

  • PIMs per game. Ranking 11th overall in average penalty minutes per game, this team, with all their offensive prowess, continues to put itself at a disadvantage.

  • Penalty killing. At 81.56 percent, the Avs rank outside of the league’s top 10 when it comes to killing penalties.

3. Boston Bruins (+800) - Season record: 32-11-9, 73 points, 1st in Atlantic div.

Leading scorer: David Pastrnak, 75 points

Strengths:

  • No wasted energy. 25 of Boston’s 31 wins have come in regulation time. This team handles their business within the allotted 60 minutes and rarely expends extra energy with overtime and shootouts.

  • Goaltending. Sitting just behind Winnipeg with the 2nd-best save percentage in the league, Boston’s goalie tandem of Ullmark and Sway have remained consistent this entire season.

  • Power play. Although not the offensive powerhouse they used to be several years ago, this team is still efficient and makes the most of their opportunities. Case in point, a 24.84-percent on the power play; the 7th-best in the entire NHL right now.

Weaknesses:

  • Faceoffs. Losing some key players in the offseason - specifically centers - has hurt the Bruins when it comes to the faceoff circle. Their 49.2 percent ranks 20th in the league.

  • Shots on net. Another stat that the Bruins rank 20th in is shots on goal.

PIMs per game. Like the Colorado Avalanche, the Bruins are taking too many penalties per game and need to tighten up. They average the 6th-most penalty minutes per game right now.

The Wildcard Race/Dark Horses:

1. Florida Panthers (+850) - Season record: 33-15-4, 70 points, 2nd in Atlantic div.

Leading scorer: Sam Reinhart, 64 points

Strengths:

  • Goaltending. Having only allowed 130 goals against this season (the 4th-fewest of any team), former Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers currently have the league’s 6th-best save percentage.

  • Defense. Including all of the numbers mentioned above, this defensive core, as a whole, has also allowed the 4th-fewest shots against this season.

  • Penalty killing. Another defensive attribute, Florida currently has an 82.66 penalty-killing percentage which has them ranked as the 6th-best penalty-killers in the NHL.

Weaknesses:

  • Powerplay. Although technically not bad, Florida is tied with Calgary and Carolina for having allowed the most shorthanded goals against this season.

  • PIMS per game. Thank God this team can kill penalties with efficiency because the Panthers currently average the 2nd-most penalty minutes per game.

  • Shooting percentage. Ranking 2nd in the entire NHL when it comes to shots on goal, they clearly haven’t been quality chances as the Panthers have a 9.3 shooting percentage which ranks them 25th in the league.

2. Carolina Hurricanes (+900) - Season record: 30-16-5, 65 points, 2nd in Metro div.

Leading scorer: Sebastian Aho, 57 points

Strengths:

  • Scoring. For a team consistently considered as the team with no superstar, the Hurricanes have combined to score 170 goals this season - the 10th-highest goal total in the league.

  • Faceoffs. Puck possession is key and the center depth of the Carolina Hurricanes are pulling their weight by averaging 51.9 percent in the faceoff circle (8th-best in the league).

  • Shots on goal/pressure. Carolina sits 4th league-wide when it comes to shots on goal and even pressure on the penalty kill, having scored seven short-handed tallies this season.

Weaknesses:

  • Goaltending. By far the team’s biggest weakness is between the pipes. The Hurricane’s goaltending squad have combined for a .886 save percentage which is good enough for 3rd-worst in the entire 32-team NHL.

  • Powerplay. This one is a mixed bag. Yes, the Canes have the league’s 2nd-best power play percentage right now. However, they have also allowed a league-high eight short-handed goals against.

  • Injury bug. As of right now, goaltenders Frederik Andersen and Pyotr Kochetkov as well as forward Andrei Svechnikov are missing critical time with injuries.

3. New York Rangers (+1000) - Season record: 34-16-3, 71 points, 1st in Metropolitan div.

Leading scorer: Artemi Panarin, 68 points

Strengths:

  • Power play. With a 25.63 percent, the New York Rangers have essentially remained in the top-5 teams all season long when it comes to power play success.

  • Defense. This team has allowed the 9th-fewest shots against this season and has allowed the 9th-fewest goals against.

  • Shooting percentage. The Rangers have the 7th-most shots on goal this season and they have translated that into the 10th-best shooting percentage.

Weaknesses:

  • Scoring. Despite Panarin’s 68 points, the team have combined for only the 9th-most goals in the league at this time. They need more offense from the rest of the line-up. If Panarin goes down with an injury…

  • Offensive depth. There is currently a 20-point gap between Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad (the 2nd leading scorer on the team). The Rangers have great offensive players - they just aren’t firing on all cylinders yet.

  • Goaltending. A shock to many, this team’s goaltending hasn’t been performing to their full potential. They’ve been getting back on track in recent weeks but it’s still not at the level we’ve all seen in the past.

Don’t Bet on it:

Anaheim Ducks - Season record:18-31-2, 38 points, 7th in Pacific div.

Leading scorer: Frank Vatrano, 38 points

Although not the bottom of the barrel, the Anaheim Ducks are 3rd-last in the entire league this season and each week they continuously drop in the rankings in the eyes of the oddsmakers. A future contender in the making - no doubt, but the 2024 Ducks aren’t ready yet.

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Ryan Bristlon is a Canadian writer currently residing in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied print and broadcast journalism at Humber College and has been a lifelong fan of the sport of hockey and the NHL.



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