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Conn Smythe Trophy Odds: Makar Stands Alone As Heavy Favorite

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Cale Makar has battled with teammate Nathan MacKinnon for tops on the odds board, and two goals in Game 2 launched him as the clear favorite. Lighting netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy is now second at +700 following Tampa's Game 5 win.

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2022 9:16 AM ET Read Time: 3 min
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With the Stanley Cup Final nearly complete, the Conn Smythe hierarchy has narrowed down to the best players from the Western and Eastern Conference champions.

Colorado Avalanche star Cale Makar remains atop the odds board, trailed by Andrei Vasilevskiy and Nathan MacKinnon. 

Ahead of tomorrow's Game 6, let's look at the latest NHL playoff MVP odds to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. 

2022 Conn Smythe Trophy odds

Player Team Odds to win
Cale Makar Avalanche Colorado Avalanche -300
Andrei Vasilevskiy Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning +700
Nathan MacKinnon Avalanche Colorado Avalanche +800
Nikita Kucherov Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning +1,000
Valeri Nichushkin Avalanche Colorado Avalanche +2,000
Mikko Rantanen Avalanche Colorado Avalanche +2,000
Gabriel Landeskog Avalanche Colorado Avalanche +2,500
Ondrej Palat Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning +3,000
Victor Hedman Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning +4,000
Steven Stamkos Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning +6,000
Nazem Kadri Avalanche Colorado Avalanche +15,000
Darcy Kuemper Avalanche Colorado Avalanche +20,000

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, as of June 26, 2022.

Favorites to win the Conn Smythe Trophy

Cale Makar (-300)

Makar and MacKinnon have been trading the Conn Smythe favorite status back and forth throughout the postseason, and now Makar has the lead following a two-goal performance in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. 

Makar leads the team with 27 points in just 18 postseason games, continuing his prolific scoring from last year's playoffs and marking a historically great start to his postseason career.

Now, Makar is just one win away from adding another trophy to his case, after picking up Norris Trophy honors at this week's NHL Awards.

Andrei Vasilevskiy (+700)

The former Vezina winner has been spectacular this postseason, boasting a mighty save percentage of .921 on a whopping 722 shots against. Last night against the Avs, the Bolts' star goalie stopped 35 of 37 shots on the road in what was a must-win Game 5 for Tampa Bay. 

If Tampa is able to pull off a miraculous 3-1 series comeback and three-peat as champs, Vasilevskiy will most certainly take home the award for a second consecutive year.

Nathan MacKinnon (+800)

Makar may be tops on Colorado in points, but MacKinnon leads the team in goals with 12. We may be used to thinking that Nate's biggest contribution is in his offensive prowess, but the star center has really stepped up his two-way game, which head coach Jared Bednar has taken full notice of.

The Avalanche remain the betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup, and it's clear that offense will be the path to Colorado winning. MacKinnon will continue to need to be a driving force offensively — and play a key role in containing the opponent's biggest stars — in order for a Colorado Cup victory to become a reality.

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Conn Smythe Trophy trends

  • There have only been five players to win the Conn Smyth without winning the Stanley Cup.
  • Skaters have won the Conn Smyth over a goalie 72% of the time.
  • There have been seven repeat winners of the Conn Smyth since its establishment.
  • Only one player has won the Conn Smyth more than twice. Patrick Roy won it three times.

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 +290

This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $290 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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