NHL Futures and Season Props

Bet Type Stanley Cup Champion
COL Avalanche 0-0 +425 +380 +450 +400 +425
TOR Maple Leafs 0-0 +800 +700 +1000 +900 +900
CAR Hurricanes 0-0 +1000 +1100 +1000 +1000 +1200
FLA Panthers 0-0 +900 +900 +1100 +1500 +1100
TB Lightning 0-0 +1200 +1200 +1200 +1200 +1000
EDM Oilers 0-0 +1400 +1500 +1500 +1200 +1400
CGY Flames 0-0 +1800 +1500 +1500 +1500 +1500
NYR Rangers 0-0 +1800 +2000 +1800 +1200 +2000
MIN Wild 0-0 +1800 +1700 +1800 +2500 +1800
PIT Penguins 0-0 +1800 +2000 +1700 +2800 +1800
VEG Golden Knights 0-0 +1800 +2500 +1900 +2000 +2000
BOS Bruins 0-0 +2800 +2500 +2800 +2500 +2800
LA Kings 0-0 +3500 +3500 +3000 +2500 +3500
STL Blues 0-0 +3000 +4000 +3000 +2200 +4000
WAS Capitals 0-0 +4000 +3500 +3300 +4000 +3500
NYI Islanders 0-0 +3300 +4500 +4000 +2500 +4000
NAS Predators 0-0 +4000 +3500 +3500 +6000 +3500
DAL Stars 0-0 +5000 +4000 +4700 +4000 +4500
VAN Canucks 0-0 +5000 +5500 +5000 +6000 +5000
DET Red Wings 0-0 +5000 +6000 +5000 +5000 +6000
OTT Senators 0-0 +5000 +5500 +5000 +6000 +5500
NJ Devils 0-0 +6600 +5500 +6500 +5000 +4500
WPG Jets 0-0 +6600 +6000 +6000 +8000 +6600
CBJ Blue Jackets 0-0 +8000 +10000 +7500 +6000 +8000
BUF Sabres 0-0 +10000 +15000 +10000 +6500 +10000
ANA Ducks 0-0 +15000 +15000 +7500 +10000 +7500
SEA Kraken 0-0 +15000 +10000 +10000 +12500 +8000
SJ Sharks 0-0 +15000 +18000 +10000 +8000 +25000
PHI Flyers 0-0 +15000 +20000 +10000 +17500 +15000
MON Canadiens 0-0 +15000 +20000 +10000 +12500 +20000
CHI Blackhawks 0-0 +50000 +100000 +20000 +20000 +100000
ARI Coyotes 0-0 +50000 +100000 +30000 +30000 +100000
TOR Maple Leafs 0-0 +425 +400 +500 +475 +425
FLA Panthers 0-0 +450 +500 +550 +600 +450
CAR Hurricanes 0-0 +500 +550 +500 +550 +550
TB Lightning 0-0 +600 +600 +650 +550 +525
NYR Rangers 0-0 +900 +1000 +1000 +650 +1000
PIT Penguins 0-0 +900 +1100 +850 +1300 +900
BOS Bruins 0-0 +1400 +1200 +1500 +1500 +1300
NYI Islanders 0-0 +1600 +2000 +2000 +1300 +1800
WAS Capitals 0-0 +1800 +1500 +1600 +2000 +1800
OTT Senators 0-0 +2500 +2800 +2800 +3000 +2800
DET Red Wings 0-0 +2500 +3000 +3000 +2800 +2800
NJ Devils 0-0 +3500 +2200 +3000 +3000 +2800
CBJ Blue Jackets 0-0 +3500 +5000 +4000 +3000 +3800
BUF Sabres 0-0 +4000 +5500 +5000 +3500 +2800
PHI Flyers 0-0 +5000 +10000 +5000 +10000 +5000
MON Canadiens 0-0 +8000 +10000 +5000 +6000 +7000
COL Avalanche 0-0 +150 +190 +200 +190 +170
EDM Oilers 0-0 +700 +600 +700 +550 +600
CGY Flames 0-0 +700 +600 +700 +900 +650
MIN Wild 0-0 +800 +700 +850 +1000 +850
VEG Golden Knights 0-0 +600 +1100 +1000 +800 +850
STL Blues 0-0 +1200 +1800 +1200 +1000 +1000
LA Kings 0-0 +1600 +1500 +1400 +1200 +1500
DAL Stars 0-0 +1800 +1800 +2300 +2000 +1600
NAS Predators 0-0 +2200 +1600 +1600 +2500 +2400
VAN Canucks 0-0 +2200 +2200 +2300 +2800 +2400
WPG Jets 0-0 +2800 +3000 +3000 +4000 +2400
ANA Ducks 0-0 +4000 +7500 +5000 +4000 +4000
SEA Kraken 0-0 +6600 +5000 +5000 +6000 +6600
SJ Sharks 0-0 +6600 +8000 +7000 +4000 +7000
CHI Blackhawks 0-0 +15000 +30000 +15000 +8000 +6600
ARI Coyotes 0-0 +15000 +30000 +15000 +12500 +15000
TOR Maple Leafs 0-0 +200 +170 +180 +210 +180
FLA Panthers 0-0 +225 +200 +230 +250 +225
TB Lightning 0-0 +250 +300 +260 +240 +275
BOS Bruins 0-0 +900 +1100 +1000 +700 +900
OTT Senators 0-0 +2500 +2800 +2500 +2200 +2800
DET Red Wings 0-0 +2800 +3000 +3000 +2200 +3000
BUF Sabres 0-0 +6600 +7000 +7000 +2800 +6600
MON Canadiens 0-0 +10000 +20000 +10000 +6000 +10000
CAR Hurricanes 0-0 +195 +180 +200 +225 +225
PIT Penguins 0-0 +325 +320 +280 +350 +250
NYR Rangers 0-0 +325 +350 +350 +270 +350
WAS Capitals 0-0 +600 +600 +750 +700 +850
NYI Islanders 0-0 +1100 +1300 +850 +650 +800
NJ Devils 0-0 +1200 +1600 +2000 +2000 +1600
CBJ Blue Jackets 0-0 +5000 +5000 +5000 +3000 +5000
PHI Flyers 0-0 +10000 +10000 +7500 +6000 +7500
EDM Oilers 0-0 +200 +230 +250 +210 +200
CGY Flames 0-0 +275 +190 +220 +275 +210
VEG Golden Knights 0-0 +300 +475 +410 +380 +400
LA Kings 0-0 +450 +500 +450 +500 +500
VAN Canucks 0-0 +1100 +1000 +1000 +1000 +1000
SEA Kraken 0-0 +8000 +6500 +3400 +4000 +6500
ANA Ducks 0-0 +8000 +8000 +7000 +2200 +10000
SJ Sharks 0-0 +8000 +15000 +7000 +3000 +15000
COL Avalanche 0-0 -165 -150 -150 -150 -169
MIN Wild 0-0 +400 +330 +400 +380 +350
STL Blues 0-0 +1000 +1200 +1000 +550 +1000
NAS Predators 0-0 +1000 +1000 +1000 +1200 +1200
DAL Stars 0-0 +1400 +1100 +1400 +1500 +1400
WPG Jets 0-0 +2000 +3500 +2000 +2500 +2000
CHI Blackhawks 0-0 +25000 +50000 +24000 +10000 +25000
ARI Coyotes 0-0 +25000 +50000 +24000 +12500 +25000
COL Avalanche 0-0 -4000 YES -3000 YES -3000 YES
COL Avalanche 0-0 +1500 NO +1340 NO +1200 NO
TOR Maple Leafs 0-0 -1000 YES -1200 YES
TOR Maple Leafs 0-0 +580 NO +700 NO
FLA Panthers 0-0 -900 YES -700 YES -1100 YES
FLA Panthers 0-0 +600 NO +440 NO +650 NO
TB Lightning 0-0 -700 YES -700 YES -1000 YES
TB Lightning 0-0 +475 NO +440 NO +625 NO
EDM Oilers 0-0 -750 YES -600 YES -700 YES
EDM Oilers 0-0 +500 NO +390 NO +475 NO
CAR Hurricanes 0-0 -500 YES -600 YES -700 YES
CAR Hurricanes 0-0 +380 NO NO +475 NO
CGY Flames 0-0 -600 YES -450 YES
CGY Flames 0-0 +390 NO +340 NO
MIN Wild 0-0 -500 YES -430 YES -400 YES
MIN Wild 0-0 +360 NO +300 NO +300 NO
PIT Penguins 0-0 -500 YES -430 YES -400 YES
PIT Penguins 0-0 +380 NO NO +300 NO
NYR Rangers 0-0 -240 YES -260 YES -340 YES
NYR Rangers 0-0 +195 NO NO +260 NO
VEG Golden Knights 0-0 -220 YES -270 YES -260 YES
VEG Golden Knights 0-0 +180 NO +200 NO +210 NO
LA Kings 0-0 -190 YES -205 YES -190 YES
LA Kings 0-0 +155 NO +158 NO +155 NO
STL Blues 0-0 -170 YES -192 YES -210 YES
STL Blues 0-0 +140 NO +150 NO +170 NO
NAS Predators 0-0 -200 YES -182 YES -170 YES
NAS Predators 0-0 +170 NO +132 NO +140 NO
WAS Capitals 0-0 -190 YES -172 YES -170 YES
WAS Capitals 0-0 +155 NO NO +140 NO
BOS Bruins 0-0 -190 YES -174 YES -170 YES
BOS Bruins 0-0 +160 NO +134 NO +140 NO
DAL Stars 0-0 -190 YES -142 YES -160 YES
DAL Stars 0-0 +160 NO +112 NO +130 NO
ANY +810 YES +500 YES
ANY -800 NO -250 NO
VAN Canucks 0-0 -130 YES -126 YES -130 YES
VAN Canucks 0-0 even NO -112 NO even NO
NYI Islanders 0-0 even YES -112 YES -130 YES
NYI Islanders 0-0 -130 NO NO even NO
NJ Devils 0-0 +140 YES +180 YES +155 YES
NJ Devils 0-0 -170 NO NO -190 NO
WPG Jets 0-0 +180 YES +150 YES +155 YES
WPG Jets 0-0 -220 NO -192 NO -190 NO
OTT Senators 0-0 +200 YES +200 YES +210 YES
OTT Senators 0-0 -250 NO -270 NO -260 NO
DET Red Wings 0-0 +290 YES +270 YES +300 YES
DET Red Wings 0-0 -380 NO -380 NO -400 NO
SEA Kraken 0-0 +300 YES +320 YES +400 YES
SEA Kraken 0-0 -400 NO -460 NO -600 NO
ANA Ducks 0-0 +500 YES +450 YES
ANA Ducks 0-0 -800 NO -700 NO
BUF Sabres 0-0 +500 YES +475 YES
BUF Sabres 0-0 -850 NO -700 NO
CBJ Blue Jackets 0-0 +600 YES +480 YES +475 YES
CBJ Blue Jackets 0-0 -900 NO NO -700 NO
PHI Flyers 0-0 +900 YES +810 YES +575 YES
PHI Flyers 0-0 -1600 NO NO -900 NO
SJ Sharks 0-0 +840 YES +800 YES
SJ Sharks 0-0 -1600 NO -1400 NO
MON Canadiens 0-0 +1500 YES +1100 YES +1200 YES
MON Canadiens 0-0 -4000 NO -2400 NO -3000 NO
CHI Blackhawks 0-0 +2500 YES +1900 YES +1400 YES
CHI Blackhawks 0-0 -6000 NO -4500 NO -4000 NO
ARI Coyotes 0-0 +2500 YES +2300 YES +2000 YES
ARI Coyotes 0-0 -6000 NO -6000 NO -6000 NO

Welcome to the ScoresAndOdds NHL futures betting guide!

The NHL may not be as big as the NFL or NBA, but it’s arguably the most exciting major sports league due to the nonstop, fast-paced action that hockey provides. Toss in sports betting, and you’ve got a whole lot of entertainment. Two of the growing areas of NHL betting are futures and prop bets, with NHL player props rolled into the prop betting area. In this NHL betting guide, we’ll cover both NHL futures and prop bets from top to bottom.

One of the reasons the NHL has grown in popularity on the sports betting scene, is due to Las Vegas finally owning a hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Not only is the gambling capital of the world tied more to the leading professional ice hockey league than ever, but the Golden Knights have been quite good since launching as an expansion team in 2017. That first year, the Golden Knights made a run to the Stanley Cup Final. That first season, Vegas sportsbooks almost got crushed by NHL futures on the Golden Knights.

What is an NHL futures bet?

QUESTIONANSWER
What is an NHL futures bet?An NHL futures bet is a wager on an NHL event that has yet to happen (in the future). Most commonly, it is a bet placed on the outcome of an NHL event in the current or upcoming season.

An NHL futures bet is a wager on an NHL event that has yet to happen (in the future). Most commonly, it is a bet placed on the outcome of an NHL event in the current or upcoming season. Although not the same as wagers placed on individual games, futures bet have become just about as popular.

Sportsbooks and oddsmakers provide the futures odds for every team for certain categories of bets. Many times, such as with the NHL futures market pertaining to who will win the Stanley Cup, odds are posted as early as the conclusion of the most recent season.

Of course, these futures odds can change. In fact, the odds will likely change, both leading up to a season and during the course of a season. Odds changes can be due to performance, roster changes, coaching changes, injuries, or the sportsbook looking to balance the money they’re taking.

As with any futures bet, it’s important to understand that placing a futures bet will lock in that part of your bankroll for an extended period of time. With normal bets, once a game is over, you get access to your funds almost immediately because the game is graded once it’s complete. When you win or push following a bet, the money comes back to you right away. With futures bets, you’ll have to wait until the time period for the bet is over. In most case, this is an entire season, so your funds will be locked up for that duration.

In the NHL, the most popular futures bets are ones made on who will win the Stanley Cup.

Example of an NHL futures bet

An example of an NHL futures bet could be that the Vegas Golden Knights are listed at +750 (7.5-to-1) to win the Stanley Cup. This means that a $100 bet would return an $850 payday ($750 win plus the $100 bet).

You might also see teams listed with shorter odds, at say +300 (3-to-1) or +400 (4-to-1), and you can also see teams listed with much longer odds such as +4000 (40-to-1) or +5000 (50-to-1). The bigger the number, the longer the odds, which means a team is more of an underdog to win the Stanley Cup.

As mentioned, futures odds can change, but bets will be locked in at the prices at which the bets were made. For example, let’s say you made the bet on the Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup at odds of +600, but then their goalie has an extended injury, the team loses some games, and the odds drop to +1200 (12-to-1). The odds on the bet you already placed don’t change. Those are still locked in at +600. But if you made another wager, you would get the current price of +1200. The same goes if the odds move the other way.

For NHL futures, there are more options than just the bet to win the Stanley Cup. You can often bet on division winners, conference winners, if teams will make the playoffs or not, and more.

What is an NHL prop bet?

QUESTIONANSWER
What is an NHL prop bet?An NHL prop bet is a type of side bet that is placed on something not determined by the final outcome of a game, such as a specific statistic for a given player. The term prop bet is short for proposition bet. Bets that are tied to players are referred to as NHL player props.

An NHL prop bet is a type of side bet that is placed on something not determined by the final outcome of a game, such as a specific statistic for a given player. The term prop bet is short for proposition bet. Bets that are tied to players are referred to as NHL player props.

When it comes to prop bets from the four major sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL), NHL prop bets may be the least popular. That said, just as is the case with the sport of hockey, the popularity is growing. Hockey is becoming more popular, so more people are becoming more interested in NHL betting, and more sportsbooks are offering NHL prop bets, which include NHL player props.

The most common NHL prop bets are either over/under or yes/no options.

Example of an NHL prop bet

An example of an NHL prop bet commonly offered from sportsbooks is “which team will score first in a game?” The odds likely won’t be the same on each side, due to the teams being unevenly matched and one team playing at home.

  • Washington Capitals to score first (+125)
  • Boston Bruins to score first (-140)

In the above example, the Bruins are favored because they are at home, but there could be other reasons. Maybe there are injuries to Washington, or the team is playing on the second night of a back-to-back. When making these prop bets, make sure you do some research.

Example of an NHL player prop

NHL player props are a lot of fun to wager on and you’re often betting on a statistic for a given player. Here’s an example.

  • Alex Ovechkin over 0.5 goals (-140)
  • Alex Ovechkin under 0.5 goals (+125)

In this example, you’re betting on whether or not you believe Ovechkin will score a goal in the game. As you can see, the odds for Ovechkin to score, priced at -140 in this example, as the more favored odds so this is the side the sportsbook has priced as more likely to happen.

At many sportsbooks, you can also bet on over/under shots, assists, and total points for skaters, or over/under saves for goalies.

Season-long NHL prop bets

Season-long NHL prop bets are a combination of prop bets and futures bets. The most common season-long NHL prop bets are on point totals for a team. Specifically, if a team will go over or under a posted point total.

In the NHL, point totals are used because that’s how the standings are based and there are different points given for going to overtime depending on the result, so it’s a little more tricky to use wins.

You might also find points totals for players available for season-long prop bets, which can also be referred to as season-long player props. These can include total points, total goals, or total assists.

General NHL betting tips and advice

  • Underdogs have value: Hockey is one of those sports where the teams are much closer to even on a game-by-game basis as compared to other sports. We previously talked about the success the Vegas Golden Knights had in the team’s first season and that’s an example of just how wide-open hockey can be. On any given night, an underdog can upset a favorite and it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise to those who follow the NHL closely.
  • Pay attention to injuries: Hockey players are tough, but that doesn’t mean injuries don’t affect them. With hockey not getting as much of the sports spotlight as the NFL or NBA, injuries can often be overlooked, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook them. As a bettor, look into the injuries on a team, because those injuries can have big implications. For one, maybe a player isn’t playing fully healthy. Two, if a player is out, it will cause the line combinations to be shifted around and there can be implications there that are overlooked.
  • Special teams play a big role in hockey: In hockey, powerplays are a huge part of the game. They give teams big advantages to play up men and put the opponent at a disadvantage. That doesn’t mean all powerplays are created equal, though. Some are much better than others. Similarly, some teams are very good at defending against penalties than others. You can find stats on NHL special teams by doing a little digging and we’d recommend you do so.
  • Goalies: The last line of defense, goalies play a big role in NHL outcomes. Some teams have very good starting goalies but then don’t have good depth. Other teams have solid, interchangeable pairs that can both get the job done on any given night. Starting goalies are often made available before game time, but you can get a sense of which goalie will start based on a team’s recent schedule and following beat reporters from around the league. Doing so can give you a jump on the betting prices that will likely shift unfavorably once the starting goalies are officially announced.
  • Line shop: As always, it pays to line shop. Don’t be lazy and do it. Especially in today’s betting world with more and more legal sportsbooks becoming available to bettors, it pays to shop around the market to get the best price you can. You may think these price differences are small peanuts, but they can add up greatly in the long-run.