2021 Stanley Cup Picks: NHL Playoffs Winner Odds, Predictions & Best Bets

Last Updated: May 14, 2021

With the 2021 NHL Playoffs starting Saturday, here are our 2021 Stanley Cup Picks with our odds, best bets and predictions for the 2021 NHL postseason. Keep tabs on all of our sports betting picks throughout the NHL playoffs.

In case you missed it: Check out our 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs Power Rankings.

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs Winner Odds: NHL Postseason Teams Are Best Bets?

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  • Colorado Avalanche (+420)
  • Vegas Golden Knights (+500)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (+650)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning (+700)
  • Carolina Hurricanes (+900)
  • Boston Bruins (+1100)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (+1200)
  • Washington Capitals (+1500)
  • Edmonton Oilers (+1800)
  • Florida Panthers (+2000)
  • New York Islanders (+2000)
  • Minnesota Wild (+2500)
  • Montreal Canadiens (+3000)
  • St. Louis Blues (+3000)
  • Winnipeg Jets (+3500)
  • Nashville Predators (+4000)

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs Winner Sleeper Bets

Florida Panthers (+2000)

Most pundits have slept on the Florida Panthers because of their goaltending question. If Florida can get past the Tampa Bay Lightning, then look out.

This is because the Panthers are one of the most balanced teams, led by Aleksander Barkov. Their even-strength offense can carry them along with their ability to shoot the puck (34.9 shots per game). Florida averages 3.36 goals per contest (4th in the NHL) and can score in bunches which makes them dangerous.

2021 Stanley Cup Picks: NHL Playoffs Winner Odds & Best Bets

Aleksander Barkov (captain) leads the Florida Panthers, whose odds deem them a sleeper bet among 2021 Stanley Cup picks. (Image: USA TODAY Sports)

Boston Bruins (+1100)

Boston spent so much of its season battling injuries that most experts forgot about its highly streamlined offense. The Bruins can score at any time with three lines — arguably four.

If that is not enough, the Bruins’ special teams are one of the most frightening to face because of Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Finally, with a veteran goaltender like Tuukka Rask in net, Boston can go on a deep playoff run and potentially win the Stanley Cup.

Pittsburgh Penguins (+1200)

The Pittsburgh Penguins, like the Boston Bruins, are deep at the center position from the top line to bottom six. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jeff Carter form a trio that will keep any coaching staff up at night trying to slow them down.

Pittsburgh has deadly accuracy, shooting the puck at 11.5% while averaging 3.45 goals per game (second in the NHL). With the fourth-ranked power-play unit and an improving defense, the Penguins are no easy out. Their 32-11-2 record to end the season is a big reason why they could win Lord Stanley’s Cup.

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Best Winner Bet

Colorado Avalanche (+420)

Simply put: The Avs have one of the best goaltenders in the league in Philipp Grubauer. Colorado allows the fewest shots per game in the league at 25.5. Their road will likely go through the Vegas Golden Knights, but Colorado has shown they can beat them when it counts.

Furthermore, their top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Mikko Rantanen can be physical yet make teams pay for any mistakes as the rounds go on. It is why Colorado is the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs’ best bet.


Chris Wassel

Chris Wassel is an NHL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a frequent guest of the NHL Fantasy On Ice podcast along with hosting his own Fantasy Hockey X podcast. Chris is a jack of all trades writer who covers the NFL, NCAA Football, Auto Racing, and so much more. He is a fantasy sports veteran of nearly three decades in all.

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