Stanley Cup Predictions 2024

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: May 6, 2024

The NHL Playoffs are into the second round, so it’s time to take an updated look at Stanley Cup odds.

As always, expect the hockey postseason to be a complete grind, filled with close games and surprising results.

Keep that in mind as we dive into the Stanley Cup odds to find our best NHL bets for the 2024 playoffs.

NHL Stanley Cup Winner Odds 2024

NHL odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Florida Panthers (+425)
  • Edmonton Oilers (+450)
  • New York Rangers (+550)
  • Dallas Stars (+550)
  • Carolina Hurricanes (+600)
  • Colorado Avalanche (+650)
  • Boston Bruins (+1000)
  • Vancouver Canucks (+1800)

Check out the latest Stanley Cup odds in our props tool below. Be sure to choose the best price available for you.

Stanley Cup Best Bet 2024

Colorado Avalanche (+650)

WAGER: 1 unit • DraftKings Sportsbook

The Avalanche come at a nice price at (+650) odds to win the Stanley Cup.

Colorado is more dangerous this year because Nathan MacKinnon is at top form this season, putting up career-highs across the board.

Add in generational defensemen Cale Makar along with winger Mikko Rantanen and you have the top-end talent required to make a deep postseason run.

The Avs did well at the trade deadline to add depth at center, bringing in Casey Mittelstadt, who can help out with the team’s secondary scoring.

Colorado led the NHL in goals scored this season, so they’re going to be tough to slow down in the playoffs.

The main question is goaltending, where Alexandar Georgiev is coming off a disappointing season. If the former Ranger can get back on track, then look out.

It was also impressive to see how Colorado easily took care of business vs the Jets, taking the series in only five games.

While a tough series vs the Stars is up next, the Avalanche look like a nice value at (+650) odds in our NHL bet of the day.

Stanley Cup Contender 2024

Edmonton Oilers (+450)

WAGER: 0.5 units • DraftKings Sportsbook

The Oilers have a bit of an inflated price at (+450) odds because they are such heavy favorites against the Canucks in the second round.

However, this is still a bet worth making when you consider how explosive this team can be, led by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

It’s going to be tough for any team to slow down the Oilers, especially when they’re on the power play.

I would love to see an Oilers vs Avalanche conference final matchup. That would be filled with fireworks.

Stanley Cup Sleeper 2024

Boston Bruins (+1000)

WAGER: 0.25 units • DraftKings Sportsbook

The Bruins are getting overlooked with (+1000) odds to win the Stanley Cup.

This is a well-balanced team that features high-end talent up front (David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand), depth on the blueline (Charlie McAvoy, Hampus Lindholm), and strong goaltending (Jeremy Swayman).

Boston won the Presidents’ Trophy last season, but fell short in the first round after getting eliminated by the Panthers.

I’m projecting a much better effort in the playoffs this time around.

This situation reminds me of when the top-seeded Lightning lost to the Blue Jackets in Round 1 back in 2019, only to win the Stanley Cup in the following season.

While Boston was a bit underwhelming vs the Maple Leafs in the first round, they are a good value to avenge last season’s playoff loss vs the Panthers.

Take a shot on the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup at (+1000) odds.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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