The 2021 NHL Playoffs have been a rollercoaster ride, with massive upsets, tons of entertaining overtime periods, and some stunning goaltender play.
With the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup matchup now underway, Conn Smythe Trophy odds are down to players from those two teams.
With Tampa Bay taking a commanding 3-0 series lead, it's no surprise that star goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy became the favorite to win the postseason award. He still is, with Tampa Bay up 3-1 going into Game 5 at home.
Let's see how everything stacks up on the leaderboard as we check out the NHL playoff MVP odds to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
2021 Conn Smythe Trophy odds
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Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, as of July 6, 2021
Favorites to win the Conn Smythe Trophy
The stud goalies from the Lightning and Canadiens were the favorites to win the Conn Smythe Trophy going into the Stanley Cup Final, but the odds have changed with Tampa Bay holding a commanding 3-1 series lead. Vasilevskiy, whose Lightning are favored to win the Stanley Cup, remains at the top of the board at -125, while Price has dropped to fourth.
Vasilevskiy has been sensational all postseason, sporting a playoff-best .935 save percentage to go along with four shutouts as he attempts to guide the defending champs to their second consecutive title.
Tampa forwards Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point follow the Lightning netminder.
Kucherov was third on the board at +300 ahead of the Cup final, but five points through four games and a playoff-leading 32 points have shortened his odds to -106 and moved him into the No. 2 spot.
Point, meanwhile, is pacing all skaters in goals with 14, but as the Conn Smythe race becomes a two-man competition, his odds have grown all the way to +1,000 after opening the series at +400.
Price, who has carried Montreal to an improbable Stanley Cup berth, has been nearly as good as Vasilevskiy throughout the playoffs but has had a rough series, which has dropped him from the +195 runner-up to +1,100, though his odds shortened a bit after helping Montreal avoid a sweep and take Game 4.
There's a significant drop after the Top 4, with Lightning center Steven Stamkos rounding out the Top 5 at +4,000.
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.
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