Future Odds: The Hart Trophy

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8 months ago
If you’re a fan of placing a couple of dollars on season-long hockey bets to keep things spicy as I am, I figured this morning would be a good time for some way-too-early odds on who will win the Hart Trophy.
I think if you ask any Oilers fan, most of us would agree that the Oilers should be favoured to win the Pacific Division. Even though they got bumped out in the second round by the Vegas Golden Knights, I personally believe that the Oilers lost that series themselves more so than the Golden Knights being the better team. That said, I also understand that I’m extremely biased when it comes to the Oilers and how they slot in among their peers. That’s why I always find it interesting to see where bettors are putting their money long before the season starts. With the idea of putting a few extra beans in our burrito in mind, I put together a way-too-early look at the Hart Trophy odds to see if there are any opportunities for those of us that partake.
Let’s check out the odds.


The Odds:

  • Connor McDavid +100
  • Nathan MacKinnon +900
  • Leon Draisaitl +1000
  • Matthew Tkachuk +1000
  • Auston Matthews +1200
  • David Pastrnak +1200
  • Kirill Kaprisov +1600
  • Jack Hughes +1800
Even though the odds over at Betway don’t mean anything about how these guys will play or who will end up winning the Hart Trophy, I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t put a couple of nickels down on Connor McDavid to win the hart again. I mean, he’s the best player on earth, and betting against him to be the best again next season just seems silly to me, which is why I’m hoping to turn that belief into some sweet, sweet cash. It’s like, “You’re telling me I can double my money if Connor McDavid does McDavid things? Okay.”
Either way, I’m putting a couple of dollars down on our captain repeating what he always does in the hopes of a quick double up on my cash. Even though there are some damned fine players in the top eight that I posted, I really can’t see any of them truly competing with Connor to be the best player in the National Hockey League. Call me a homer all you want, but the only way I see myself losing this bet is if his teammate decides — Draisaitl has some delicious Hart Trophy odds btw — that it’s time to put another individual trophy in his case. And given that we’re all hoping that they win a different trophy together, making a few dollars on either of them winning the Hart would be a wonderful cherry on top of that sundae.

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