NHL West Division Predictions and Odds 2021

NHL West Division

  • The NHL has announced a realignment of their four divisions for the 2021 season that will allow the league to play their expected 56-game season amidst the rules and regulations put into place by all governing bodies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The West division houses the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues as well as the 2021 Cup favorite Colorado Avalanche
  • On paper heading into the 2021 season, the West division looks to be the most lopsided division in the NHL

West Division 2021 Odds

Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook, updated on March 30, 2021.

Colorado Avalanche-286
Vegas Golden Knights+250
Minnesota Wild+1100
Arizona Coyotes+8000
San Jose Sharks+8500
St. Louis Blue+10000
Los Angeles Kings+20000
Anaheim Ducks+300000

Odds from DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or check out more offers and promo codes for the best online sportsbooks.

Start the new season by winning! Check out the best NHL betting bonuses!

NHL West Division Predictions 2021

In what looks to be the most lopsided division in the NHL this season, the West division, sponsored by Honda, joins the North division as the second grouping of the Western conference in 20201. This is the division that boasts the Colorado Avalanche, the team with the best odds thus far to win this season’s Stanley Cup (+700). This division also boasts the Cup champions from 2019: the St. Louis Blues. It will likely also stand out as the least competitive division when it comes to making the playoffs.

The top three teams from each division move on to the postseason and the West division seems as straight-forward as it gets. The Colorado Avalanche are heavily favored. The Vegas Golden Knights have made the playoffs every season of their existence, and the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup two years ago and have only missed the playoffs nine times during their 52 seasons as a team.

The Colorado Avalanche have one of the youngest and most offensive teams in the NHL. Players on their roster include Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, and Mikko Rantanen. MacKinnon finished fifth overall in league scoring last season with 93 points in 69 games. They also boast one of the most impressive and young defensive corps in the league with Cale Makar, Sam Girardi, and newcomer Bowen Byram. The Avs not winning this division would be the biggest upset of the season.

On the other end of the spectrum are teams that have consistently failed to make the playoffs over the past few seasons, with many of those teams experiencing a rebuilding phase. The +800 difference between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild in the DraftKings Sportsbook speaks volumes.

Check out our predictions for the other NHL divisions for 2021:

More NHL Predictions & Odds

Sportsbooks With Best NHL Bonuses
Best NHL Betting Bonuses 2021
These are the sportsbooks with the best betting bonuses in 2021! Take advantage of the best bonuses for NHL across the safest US sportsbooks.
2 February | 03:06 | Evan Henningsen
New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Game 2
New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Game 2 Predictions, Odds & Picks
The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning are about to embark upon the second game of the conference final. Click here for our full game preview, picks and odds.
9 September | 08:00 | Ryan Sullivan
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Game 2
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Game 2 Predictions, Odds & Picks
The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights have a pivotal game two on the horizon. Click here for our full game preview, picks and odds.
8 September | 08:00 | Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Bristlon

Expert on UFC

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.

Email: [email protected]