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Conn Smythe Trophy Odds: Makar, MacKinnon Lead the Way

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With Round 2 officially underway, the Conn Smythe Trophy odds board is littered with stars from the Stanley Cup betting favorites, with Cale Makar (+450) ahead of Nathan MacKinnon (+600) for the No. 1 spot.

Last Updated: May 25, 2022 9:30 AM ET Read Time: 3 min
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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.

Here are our latest NHL playoff MVP odds for who will win the Conn Smythe Trophy. 

2022 Conn Smythe Trophy odds

Player Odds to win
Cale Makar +450
Nathan MacKinnon +600
Andrei Vasilevskiy +650
Connor McDavid +700
Nikita Kucherov +900
Victor Hedman +1,200
Gabriel Landeskog +1,600
Igor Shesterkin +1,800
Darcy Kuemper +2,000
Steven Stamkos +2,200
Mikko Rantanen +2,200
Antti Raanta +3,000
Sebastian Aho +3,000
Mike Zibanejad +4,500
Evander Kane +5,000
Leon Draisaitl +5,000

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. 

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.

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