The NHL MVP odds board has seen some major changes at the top recently.
Odds to win the Hart Trophy can switch rapidly based on a hot stretch or injury and we've already witnessed some new players take big leaps to enter the discussion.
Let's take a look at who has the best Hart Trophy odds to win the NHL MVP award as we hit March.
Favorite to win the NHL MVP award
Connor McDavid remains the betting favorite to win the NHL MVP award at -150 odds. The Edmonton Oilers star leads the NHL in points and already has one Hart Trophy to his name. His odds have increased since early February, as the best player in the world is averaging a career-high in points per game.
Toronto Maple Leafs sniper Auston Matthews is second at +400 after a ridiculous goal-scoring stretch in February. Matthews was +550 as of February 18, but his odds have increased as he’s continued to lead the race for the Maurice Richard Trophy, awarded to the league leader in goals.
Odds to win 2020-21 NHL MVP award
|Player||Odds to win NHL MVP (as of March 2)|
Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook
Understanding NHL MVP odds
Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. When the regular season is nearly finished and a consensus has emerged, you might see a player with a minus sign (-) ahead of his odds, like this:
- Connor McDavid -400
The (-) means that McDavid is the odds-on favorite, and a bettor would need to wager $400 to win $100. Other contenders in the MVP race might have plus (+) odds to win.
- Nathan MacKinnon +650
Here, a bettor stood to profit $650 for every $100 wagered.
If American odds aren't your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.
NHL Hart Trophy history
A quick look at recent NHL MVPs and the position they played.
|2019-20||Leon Draisaitl||Center||Edmonton Oilers|
|2018-19||Nikita Kucherov||Right Wing||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|2017-18||Taylor Hall||Left Wing||New Jersey Devils|
|2016-17||Connor McDavid||Center||Edmonton Oilers|
|2015-16||Patrick Kane||Right Wing||Chicago Blackhawks|
|2014-15||Carey Price||Goalie||Montreal Canadiens|
|2013-14||Sidney Crosby||Center||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2012-13||Alexander Ovechkin||Right Wing||Washington Capitals|
|2011-12||Evgeni Malkin||Center||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2010-11||Corey Perry||Right Wing||Anaheim Ducks|
|2009-10||Henrik Sedin||Center||Vancouver Canucks|
|2008-09||Alexander Ovechkin||Right Wing||Washington Capitals|
|2007-08||Alexander Ovechkin||Right Wing||Washington Capitals|
|2006-07||Sidney Crosby||Center||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2005-06||Joe Thornton||Center||Boston Bruins/San Jose Sharks|
|2003-04||Martin St. Louis||Right Wing||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|2002-03||Peter Forsberg||Center||Colorado Avalanche|
|2001-02||Jose Theodore||Goalie||Montreal Canadiens|
|2000-01||Joe Sakic||Center||Colorado Avalanche|
|1999-00||Chris Pronger||Defenseman||St. Louis Blues|
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