The Colorado Avalanche pose for a team picture with the Stanley Cup after their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.
The Colorado Avalanche pose for a team picture with the Stanley Cup after their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.

2023 Stanley Cup Odds: Colorado Avalanche Favored To Repeat

It has been a few weeks since the Colorado Avalanche secured the Stanley Cup, but the WynnBET trading team is already looking ahead to the 2022-23 NHL season.

WynnBET recently released its betting odds for next year’s Stanley Cup champion, and the Colorado Avalanche are favored to finish on top once again. A lot can happen before the start of the new season, but it is important to look at the opening prices in this futures market to get an idea of initial expectations.

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2022-23 Stanley Cup Champion Odds

Odds as of Friday, July 15: 

  • Colorado Avalanche +400

  • Toronto Maple Leafs +800

  • Carolina Hurricanes +1000

  • Florida Panthers +1000

  • Tampa Bay Lightning +1000

  • Vegas Golden Knights +1500

  • Edmonton Oilers +1800

  • Calgary Flames +2000

  • Minnesota Wild +2000

  • New York Rangers +2000

  • St. Louis Blues +2000

  • Boston Bruins +2500

  • Pittsburgh Penguins +2500

  • New York Islanders +3000

  • Columbus Blue Jackets +4000

  • Dallas Stars +4000

  • Los Angeles Kings +4000

  • Nashville Predators +4000

  • Vancouver Canucks +4000

  • Washington Capitals +4000

  • Buffalo Sabres +5000

  • Detroit Red Wings +5000

  • Philadelphia Flyers +5000

  • Winnipeg Jets +5000

  • Ottawa Senators +6000

  • Anaheim Ducks +7500

  • New Jersey Devils +7500

  • San Jose Sharks +10000

  • Montreal Canadiens +15000

  • Chicago Blackhawks +20000

  • Seattle Kraken +20000

  • Arizona Coyotes +50000

Colorado Avalanche Favored To Repeat

The Colorado Avalanche won their first Stanley Cup since 2001 just a few weeks ago. They needed six games to knock off the Tampa Bay Lightning, who had won the previous two Cups and were nearly as hot this past postseason.

Colorado finished the postseason with a 16-4 record for the 12th-best win percentage of any champion. The Avs posted a goals-per-game differential of +1.5, which ranked 13th amongst all champions.

The Avalanche averaged 4.25 goals per game, the highest clip by a Cup winner since 1998. They are led by Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar, the latter of which was named playoff MVP. But this is a deep squad, with many of its best players under 30 and currently in their prime.

All of that helps explain why Colorado is the preseason favorite for the second season in a row. Last year, the Avalanche entered the year at +550 to win the Stanley Cup and remained the favorite throughout a 56-19 campaign.

Recent Stanley Cup Champions

  • 2022: Colorado Avalanche

  • 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning

  • 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning

  • 2019: St. Louis Blues

  • 2018: Washington Capitals

  • 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins

  • 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins

  • 2015: Chicago Blackhawks

  • 2014: Los Angeles Kings

  • 2013: Chicago Blackhawks

  • 2012: Los Angeles Kings

  • 2011: Boston Bruins

  • 2010: Chicago Blackhawks

How to Bet on Hockey

Are you new to betting on hockey? We have plenty of helpful betting tips just for you! Click this link for our guide on how to bet on hockey, which includes how to bet on the puck line, moneyline and total for each game.

Bet on the Puck Line: While the spread in other sports varies a lot depending on which teams are involved, the puck line in hockey betting is always set at 1.5. The favorite will subtract 1.5 goals to its final score, while the underdog will add 1.5 goals to its final score.

Example: Buffalo is the favorite in a hockey game against Chicago. If you bet on Buffalo, they will need to win by two goals or more for a winning wager. If you chose Chicago, they would need to lose by one goal or win outright for your wager to win.