Conn Smythe Betting Odds | Odds – Shark


The 2017 NHL playoffs are upon us and so are all the wild speculations of who will raise the Stanley Cup at the end of it all and who will lead their team to the pinnacle of that oh so hard to climb mountain and be given the coveted Conn Smythe Trophy. For those new to the NHL playoffs, the Conn Smythe is awarded to the player deemed most valuable to his team during the playoffs and is almost always given to a player on the winning team.

Bovada has odds up for Conn Smythe futures for your betting pleasure and I’ve picked some of my favorite wagers as we get set for puck drop on Lord Stanley’s playoffs.

One of the most important things to consider when placing a Conn Smythe futures bet is what team you think is going to win the Stanley Cup. A player from the winning team has taken home the MVP hardware 12 straight years and in 18 of the last 20 playoffs. That being the case, all my picks will come from teams I have in the conference finals of my bracket.

Carey Price +2800

The Montreal Canadiens are Carey Price’s team. They will go as far, this postseason, as No. 31 allows them to. Carey had a lull in the middle of the season during the final days of Michel Therrien’s stewardship over the Habs but since Claude Julien took over, he’s been lights out.

If the Habs’ No. 1 netminder can get in the zone, like he was during the 2014-15 playoffs before Chris Kreider took him out, Montreal’s ceiling is incredibly high. If Montreal gets to the Stanley Cup Finals, it’s because of this man.

T.J. Oshie +4000

There’s always a guy that steps up offensively in the playoffs and contributes in a way he wasn’t expected to – T.J. Oshie is my favorite candidate to be that guy. He had 56 points in 68 games this season and while that’s pretty good, he can do better playing on a line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

In last year’s postseason run, when Oshie was in his first year with the Capitals, he scored six goals (one more than Ovi) and contributed four assists in 12 games. 

If Washington is going to go deep this year, they’ll need their secondary scorers to fill the gaps when the Great 8 isn’t lighting the lamp and I think Oshie fills that role. 

Ryan Kesler +6000

Ryan Kesler is coming off a regular season that saw him compile 58 points in 82 games but it was his prowess as a two-way centerman where he really shone. In his third season with the Ducks, Kesler won over 1000 faceoffs for the first time in his career and led a penalty kill that operated at an 86.8 percent efficiency. 

During the Canucks’ run to the Cup final in 2011, Kesler had 19 points in 25 games and two years ago, when the Ducks made it to the Western Conference Finals, he poured in 13 points in 16 games. This is a man that excels in the playoffs and after having one of his best ever overall campaigns, I expect him to dominate this postseason.

Vladimir Tarasenko +7500

The Blues are my longshot pick to win the Stanley Cup and if that’s going to happen, Vladimir Tarasenko needs to take over. He flies under the radar a little playing in St. Louis but make no mistake, Tara is a bonified superstar and he’s capable of putting up 30+ points if the Blues make a run.

Vlad-dad finished tied for third in the NHL goal-scoring race this season with 39 and he added 36 assists to bring his point total to 75. The Blues aren’t the deepest scoring team in the league so they’ll lean heavily on the Russian sniper for offense like they did in their 20-game postseason campaign last season when Tarasenko bent the twine nine times.

Here’s a look at the complete list of odds for the 2017 Conn Smythe Trophy:

2017 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

Odds as of April 12 at Bovada

  • Braden Holtby (WAS) +1000
  • Corey Crawford (CHI) +1200
  • Patrick Kane (CHI) +1500
  • Alex Ovechkin (WAS) +1800
  • Devan Dubnyk (MIN) +2000
  • Sergei Bobrovsky (CLB) +2200
  • Jonathan Toews (CHI) +2000
  • Sidney Crosby (PIT) +2000
  • Artemi Panarin (CHI) +2500
  • Nicklas Backstrom (WAS) +2500
  • Matt Murray (PIT) +2500
  • Zach Parise (MIN) +2500
  • Carey Price (MON) +2800
  • Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) +2800
  • Connor McDavid (EDM) +2000
  • Evgeni Malkin (PIT) +3000
  • Phil Kessel (PIT) +3500
  • Martin Jones (SJ) +3500
  • T.J. Oshie (WAS) +4000
  • Mikael Granlund (MIN) +4000
  • Eric Staal (MIN) +4000
  • Cam Atkinson (CLB) +4000
  • Brent Burns (SJ) +4000
  • John Gibson (ANA) +4000
  • Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) +4000
  • Cam Talbot (EDM) +4000
  • Nick Foligno (CLB) +5000
  • Max Pacioretty (MON) +5000
  • Alex Galchenyuk (MON) +5000
  • Rick Nash (NYR) +5000
  • Corey Perry (ANA) +5000
  • Pekka Rinne (NAS) +5000
  • Auston Matthews (TOR) +5000
  • Tuukka Rask (BOS) +5000
  • Craig Anderson (OTT) +5000
  • Brandon Saad (CLB) +6000
  • Mats Zuccarello (NYR) +6000
  • Joe Pavelski (SJ) +6000
  • Logan Couture (SJ) +6000
  • Ryan Kesler (ANA) +6000
  • Brian Elliott (CAL) +6000
  • Johnny Gaudreau (CAL) +6000
  • Alexander Radulov (MON) +7500
  • Derek Stepan (NYR) +7500
  • Leon Draisaitl (EDM) +7500
  • Jordan Eberle (EDM) +7500
  • Sean Monahan (CAL) +7500
  • Matthew Tkachuk (CAL) +7500
  • Viktor Arvidsson (NAS) +7500
  • Ryan Johansen (NAS) +7500
  • Filip Forsberg (NAS) +7500
  • William Nylander (TOR) +7500
  • Mitchell Marner (TOR) +7500
  • Frederik Andersen (TOR) +7500
  • Brad Marchand (BOS) +7500
  • David Pastrnak (BOS) +7500
  • Patrice Bergeron (BOS) +7500
  • Erik Karlsson (OTT) +7500
  • Mike Hoffman (OTT) +7500
  • Mark Stone (OTT) +7500
  • Jake Allen (STL) +7500
  • Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) +7500
  • Jaden Schwartz (STL) +7500
  • Paul Stastny (STL) +7500

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The puck is set to drop on the 2016 Stanley Cup Final as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 Monday night. You probably have your futures bet in and your Game 1 wagers down as well, but if you are looking for some more puck action before the season ends, consider the postseason MVP.

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is the front-runner to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL Playoffs MVP at online shop Bovada, coming in at +250. Pavelski leads all scorers in the playoffs with 13 goals and is second behind teammate Logan Couture (+750) in points with 22.

Phil Kessel tops the candidates from the Penguins at +550 entering the series opener Monday night. Kessel enters Game 1 as the Pens’ leader in points (18) and goals (nine).

Right on his heels on the oddsboard is teammate Matt Murray, who has been a revelation in the crease and has been integral in the Pens getting this far. Murray, who boasts a goals-against-average of 2.22 and a save percentage of .924, is presesntly being offered at +600 to win the postseason MVP.

Here’s a look at the complete list of odds for the 2016 Conn Smythe Trophy:

2016 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

Odds as of May 30 at Bovada

  • Joe Pavelski (SJ)+250
  • Phil Kessel (PIT)+550
  • Matt Murray (PIT)+600
  • Sidney Crosby (PIT)+600
  • Logan Couture (SJ)+750
  • Martin Jones (SJ)+900
  • Brent Burns (SJ)+900
  • Joe Thornton (SJ)+900
  • Evgeni Malkin (PIT)+900
  • Kris Letang (PIT)+1400

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We are now entering the conference final round of the NHL postseason so the futures board for the Conn Smythe Trophy winner (the playoff MVP) has really thinned out.

Entering the playoffs, Washington Capitals netminder Braden Holtby was the favorite to win the award at +850 but, now that the Caps have been eliminated, that has obviously changed.

The new favorite is Pens captain Sidney Crosby, who entered the postseason at +1600 and has moved to +450 ahead of the Eastern Conference Final clash with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crosby has recorded just three goals and seven assists in 11 postseason games thus far and is nowhere near the top of the points leaders list. In fact, he isn’t even at the top of the points list on his own team. That honor belongs to Phil Kessel, who has five goals and seven assists and is currently +950 to win the award.

A pair of Blues follow Crosby on the odds board as winger Vladimir Tarasenko and goaltender Brian Elliott come in at +700.

Tarasenko has registered seven goals and six assists for 13 points through 14 games so far while Elliott has really been the backbone to the Blues’ success during their Cup run. The 31-year-old carries a 2.29 goals against average and .929 save percentage into the Blues’ Western Conference finals meeting with the San Jose Sharks.

If you believe in the Sharks, Logan Couture will be integral to the team winning the Cup and he can currently be had at +950 on the futures board. Couture leads the playoffs in scoring with seven goals and 10 assists through San Jose’s first 12 games.

Here’s a look at the complete list of odds for the 2016 Conn Smyth Trophy:

2016 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

Odds as of May 13 at Bovada

  • Sidney Crosby (PIT) +450
  • Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) +700
  • Brian Elliott (STL)+700
  • Ben Bishop (TB) +850
  • Phil Kessel (PIT) +950
  • Logan Couture (SJ) +950
  • Evgeni Malkin (PIT) +1000
  • Matt Murray (PIT) +1100
  • Joe Pavelski (SJ) +1100
  • Nikita Kucherov (TB) +1200
  • Kevin Shattenkirk (STL) +1400
  • Martin Jones (SJ) +1600
  • Tyler Johnson (TB) +1600
  • Kris Letang (PIT) +2000
  • Robby Fabbri (STL) +2000
  • David Backes (STL) +2000
  • Brent Burns (SJ) +2000
  • Jonathan Drouin (TB) +3500
  • Joe Thornton (SJ) +5000
  • Victor Hedman (TB) +5000

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs yield a different brand of hockey than we have been used to seeing in the long, grueling regular season. The skating is faster, the checks are harder and the goals are bigger as teams take things up a notch in the postseason.

When the playoffs end, not only will Lord Stanley’s mug be presented to the victors, but the Conn Smythe Trophy will also be given out to the player deemed the most valuable to his team during their run.

Online shop Bovada has introduced odds on who will win the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs and it is Washington Capitals netminder Braden Holtby that is tabbed as the fave (+850) going in.

The Caps won the Presidents’ Trophy as they went on to the most points in the league (120) and Holtby was a massive part of the team’s success. That doesn’t necessarily translate to playoff success, however. Of the 29 seasons which the Presidents’ Trophy has been awarded, only eight teams that won the Presidents’ Trophy have gone on to win the Stanley Cup. It has happened just once in the past seven seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Cup and Patrick Kane winning the Conn Smythe back in 2012-13.

Here is a look at everyone on the board at Bovada on the eve of the first postseason games.

2016 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy

Odds as of April 12 at Bovada

  • Braden Holtby (WAS)+850
  • Jonathan Quick (LA)+1500
  • Patrick Kane (CHI)+1500
  • Sidney Crosby (PIT)+1600
  • Alex Ovechkin (WAS)+1800
  • Jamie Benn (DAL)+2000
  • Corey Crawford (CHI)+2000
  • Frederik Andersen or John Gibson (ANA)+2200
  • Ryan Getzlaf (ANA)+2200
  • Antti Niemi or Kari Lehtonen (DAL)+2200
  • Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT)+2500
  • Anze Kopitar (LA)+2500
  • Corey Perry (ANA)+2500
  • Henrik Lundqvist (NY)+3000
  • Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)+3000
  • Brian Elliott (STL)+3000
  • Roberto Luongo (FLA)+3000
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov (WAS)+3500
  • Nicklas Backstrom (WAS)+3500
  • Tyler Seguin (DAL)+3500
  • Phil Kessel (PIT)+3500
  • Joe Pavelski (SJ)+3500
  • Martin Jones (SJ)+3500
  • Jaromir Jagr (FLA)+3500
  • Ben Bishop (TB)+3500
  • Pekka Rinne (NAS)+3500
  • Jonathan Toews (CHI)+4000
  • John Tavares (NYI)+4000
  • Devan Dubnyk (MIN)+4000
  • Jeff Carter (LA)+5000
  • Artemi Panarin (CHI)+5000
  • Alexander Steen (STL)+5000
  • Mats Zuccarello (NYR)+5000
  • Rick Nash (NYR)+5000
  • Joe Thornton (SJ)+5000
  • Thomas Greiss (SJ)+5000
  • Claude Giroux (PHI)+5000
  • Steve Mason (PHI)+5000
  • Jimmy Howard (DET)+5000
  • Nikita Kucherov (TB)+6000
  • Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA)+7500
  • Victor Hedman (TB)+7500
  • Filip Forsberg (NAS)+7500
  • James Neal (NAS)+7500
  • Kyle Okposo (NYI)+7500
  • Mikko Koivu (MIN)+7500
  • Ryan Suter (MIN)+7500
  • Wayne Simmonds (PHI)+7500
  • Henrik Zetterberg (DET)+7500
  • Pavel Datsyuk (DET)+7500


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