NHL Playoff Odds: Postseason Odds for Every NHL Team

The Edmonton Oilers have turned a new leaf and are on a roll, sitting just two wins away from NHL history. Check out the Stanley Cup Playoffs odds to see almost every team's chances at playing passed the regular season.

Feb 6, 2024 • 13:25 ET • 4 min read
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The NHL futures market offers plenty of variety for hockey bettors to dive into. Whether you're wagering on who's next to hoist the Cup in our Stanley Cup odds, or the latest to get Hart Trophy honors with the NHL MVP odds, there's something for everyone.

Another fun market to explore is the playoff market, where you can bet on which teams will make the cut, and which ones will be sent packing to the lottery.

With the All-Star festivities officially behind us and games motoring on, here are the latest odds to make the Stanley Cup playoffs:

Odds to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Interpreting the NHL odds below is simple. "Yes" means that a team will advance to the postseason (as a top-three team in the division or a wild card), while "No" means a team will miss the playoffs.

Team Odds to make playoffs (Yes) Odds to make playoffs (No)
Ducks Anaheim Ducks OTB OTB
Coyotes Arizona Coyotes +900 -1,800
Bruins Boston Bruins OTB OTB
Sabres Buffalo Sabres +1,300 -3,500
Flames Calgary Flames +450 -700
Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes -5,000 +1,500
Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks OTB OTB
Blue Jackets Colombus Blue Jackets OTB OTB
Avalanche Colorado Avalanche OTB OTB
Stars Dallas Stars OTB OTB
Red Wings Detroit Red Wings -105 -115
Oilers Edmonton Oilers OTB OTB
Panthers Florida Panthers OTB OTB
Kings Los Angeles Kings -650 +425
Wild Minnesota Wild +650 -1,100
Canadiens Montreal Canadiens OTB OTB
Predators Nashville Predators +175 -225
Devils New Jersey Devils -110 -110
Islanders New York Islanders +225 -300
Rangers New York Rangers -5,000 +1,500
Senators Ottawa Senators +1,700 -10,000
Flyers Philadelphia Flyers +145 -180
Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins -150 +120
Kraken Seattle Kraken +300 -400
Sharks San Jose Sharks OTB OTB
Blues St. Louis Blues +230 -310
Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning -400 +300
Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs -800 +500
Cancuks Vancouver Canucks OTB OTB
Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights -3,500 +1,300
Capitals Washington Capitals +600 -1,000
Jets Winnipeg Jets OTB OTB

Odds courtesy of bet365 as of February 6, 2024.

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Hottest/coldest NHL team

Who's hot

After a horrendous start to the season, the Edmonton Oilers (-400) have done a complete 180 and are in the midst of a 16-game win streak. Connor McDavid has been on fire and he has his team back into the playoff race. Sticking in the Pacific Division, the Vancouver Canucks (-1,600) have won eight of 10 and hold the top spot over Vegas.

Who's not

The Washington Capitals did their best to tread water for the first quarter of the season, but a four-game skid has them tied for second last in the Metro Division, and their odds NOT to make the playoffs are now sitting at -1,000. Another team that's hit a rut is the Los Angeles Kings, who looked like the best team in the league to start the year before a horrendous stretch that led to the firing of their head coach.

NHL Playoffs 2024 Format

The Stanley Cup Playoffs feature 16 teams, including eight from each conference. The playoffs consist of four rounds of best-of-seven series in which teams must win four games to advance. 

The top three teams from each division automatically qualify for the playoffs. The remaining teams compete among the other teams in their conference for wild card positions, of which there are two in the East and two in the West. 

The top team in each division faces the two wild card teams in the first round, while the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds play divisional matchups. With eight teams advancing to the second round, the bracket continues until the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Champions meet in the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL Playoffs Trends

• The Buffalo Sabres are in the midst of the NHL's longest postseason drought. The franchise hasn't appeared in the playoffs since 2011.

• The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are tied for the most consecutive playoffs made, with each team making it seven years in a row.

Presidents' Trophy odds

The Boston Bruins are favored to win back-to-back Presidents' Trophies, but the Vancouver Canucks are set to give them a run for their money.

Conference odds

To win Eastern Conference

To win Western Conference

Just like the Presidents' Trophy, the Boston Bruins are favored to come out of the Eastern Conference. However, a strong January has bumped the Carolina Hurricanes past the Panthers and Rangers.

On the West Coast, the Edmonton Oilers are set to take over the Western Conference after a horrendous start to the year. The Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets are trailing them. Keep an eye out for Vancouver, who looks like the best two-way team in the league.

Division winner odds

To win Atlantic Division

The Boston Bruins are cruising through the campaign and a massive collapse would have to happen for the Maple Leafs and Lightning to catch up.

To win Metropolitan Division

The Rangers started the season white hot, but a recent slide followed by a big run from Carolina has them teams neck-and-neck both on the odds board and standings. At this point it looks unlikely New Jersey overcomes a 14-point deficit.

To win Central Division

The Central Division came down to the wire last year, but that was mostly in part due to Colorado's slow start. With this team healthy and more motivated than ever, the +160 price tag for the Avs to win the division makes a tad more sense. Although the Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets are keeping things close as we go through February.

To win Pacific Division

The Pacific Division is arguably the toughest one to win in the NHL, and it's currently the Canucks who are favored to win the honors. However, the Oilers 16-game win streak has them closer than anyone could have imagined.

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