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McDavid, Draisaitl trail MacKinnon on 2021 Hart Trophy odds

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post

Leon Draisaitl walked away with his first career Hart Trophy last season, with Connor McDavid finishing fifth in the voting. Both of those Edmonton Oilers forwards, however, trail the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon on the Hart Trophy odds for the season ahead at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

MacKinnon is the slim +550 favourite on the odds to win the Hart Trophy in 2021 at sports betting sites, with McDavid at +600, and Draisaitl farther back at +1200. MacKinnon finished second behind Draisaitl in the Hart Trophy voting last season, taking 48 first-place votes compared to 91 for Draisaitl. The German center had a league-best 110 points last season.

MacKinnon picked up 93 points last season. McDavid had 97 points in just 64 games played.

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The New York Rangers’ Artemi Panarin was third in Hart Trophy voting last season with 24 first-place votes, and he’s at +800 odds to win the award in the season ahead. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov, the Hart Trophy winner during the 2018/19 campaign, is then at +1100 odds, with the Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel next on the board at a line of +1500 odds.

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews then rounds out the favorites on those NHL odds at +1600, after he tied for 10th in Hart Trophy voting last season. Matthews finished third in the NHL with 47 goals last season, putting him behind leaders Alex Ovechkin and David Pastrnak – both of them scored 48 goals. Ovechkin sits at +2500 odds to win the Hart Trophy in the season ahead, Pastrnak holds down the same line but is recovering from hip surgery.

The trio of Brayden Point, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Elias Pettersson are all at +2000 on the 2021 Hart Trophy odds, with Sidney Crosby at +2200 odds as he tries to win the award for a third time. Mitch Marner, Evgeni Malkin, and Taylor Hall join Ovechkin and Pastrnak at +2500 odds; Malkin won the award back in 2011/12, while Hall claimed the trophy in 2017/18.

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