The second round of the 2022 NHL Playoffs is underway, with stars from the top squads rising to the top of the Conn Smythe Trophy odds board.
The Colorado Avalanche remain odds-on favorites in our Stanley Cup odds board, meaning the Conn Smythe board understandably centers around a pair of stars from the West's top seed, while Tampa Bay's star forward Nikita Kucherov and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy have also made jumps into the top betting spots out East. Connor McDavid (+700) has also made some noise of his own.
2022 Conn Smythe Trophy odds
|Player||Odds to win|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings, as of May 25, 2022.
Favorites to win the Conn Smythe Trophy
Cale Makar (+450)
Makar finished the regular season second among defensemen in points, earning his second straight appearance as a Norris Trophy finalist, and he's picked up his game in the postseason.
The superstar defenseman is T8 among all skaters in points per game and was absolutely scintillating in a first-round sweep of Nashville.
Top Average GameScore skaters for round 1 (2 GP min):— HockeyStatCards (@hockeystatcards) May 16, 2022
1. Jake Guentzel - 2.79
2. Sidney Crosby - 2.64
3. Bryan Rust - 2.22
1. Cale Makar - 3.56
2. Connor McDavid - 3.00
3. Devon Toews - 2.79
With a team-leading 12 points in the playoffs — as a defenseman — it's no surprise that Makar has edged out as the betting favorite.
Nathan MacKinnon (+550)
Makar may be atop the odds board, but not very far behind is his superstar teammate, Nathan MacKinnon.
MacKinnon has posted nine points (five goals, four assists) in eight games as the Avs have suffered just one postseason defeat thus far.
Nate has always been an exceptional playoff performer, sitting at 78 points in 58 playoff games, and with Colorado poised to go on a massive run, expect to see MacKinnon at or near the top throughout the playoffs.
Understanding Conn Smythe Trophy odds
Sportsbooks will post Conn Smythe Trophy odds as early as the beginning of the playoffs. These NHL futures are constantly adjusted throughout the postseason depending on how well players perform as well as their team success. Sportsbooks will also adjust the NHL awards odds based on handle and liability to certain players.
Conn Smythe Trophy odds will usually look like this:
- Nathan MacKinnon +325
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $325 if MacKinnon takes home the Conn Smythe Trophy. If it's close to the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs and a player has stood out as the obvious MVP of the series they might have a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds like this:
- Nikita Kucherov -175
This means that if you bet on Kucherov to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, you would have needed to bet $175 to profit $100.
All of the odds listed above are in American format, but if you prefer decimal or fractional odds, simply plug them into our odds converter tool.
Conn Smythe Trophy Odds FAQs
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar is the current favorite at +450.
Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy won last year, as the Tampa Bay Lightning claimed their second consecutive Stanley Cup victory.
The Conn Smythe has been awarded to a goaltender 17 times. Before Vasilevskiy, Jonathan Quick was the last netminder to receive it in 2012 with the Los Angeles Kings.
Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, and Bernie Parent are the only players to receive the award multiple times.