Cracking the ice: Bet on the NHL all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals

The National Hockey League (NHL) is North America’s most prestigious ice hockey league that is revered worldwide for its intense matches. NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals stands as one of the most-awaited events, featuring the top teams and players of the season. 

Learn how to read odds formats and make Stanley Cup Finals predictions at with this Stanley Cup Finals betting guide:

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: How does it work?

The Stanley Cup is the NHL’s annual championship series and is the final culmination of the league’s current season. This trophy is North America’s oldest pro sports trophy, garnering the attention of ice hockey players, fans, and punters alike. 

Maximise your ice hockey betting experience at but knowing how the NHL works: 

The Stanley Cup playoffs

The NHL playoffs is the postseason tournament in the NHL that determines the league's champion. It is a culmination of the regular season, where the top Stanley Cup Finals teams from each conference compete in a series of elimination rounds.

The playoffs consist of four rounds: the First Round, the Second Round (Conference Semifinals), the Conference Finals, and the Stanley Cup Finals. These are played in a best-of-seven format. 

What to expect in the 2024 NHL Finals

The 2024 Stanley Cup Final is expected to happen no later than June 10, 2024, with the series wrapping up on or before June 24. However, these dates are still subject to change, with team performances also affecting the NHL playoff odds. 

To help you track any line changes in the NHL championship odds, here are the projected dates of the finals you can expect:

  • Game 1 → June 10, 2024

  • Game 2 → June 12, 2024

  • Game 3 → June 15, 2024

  • Game 4 → June 17, 2024

  • Game 5 → June 19, 2024

  • Game 6 → June 22, 2024

  • Game 7 → June 24, 2024

Conference Finals

One of the most awaited rounds of NHL finals betting enthusiasts is the Conference Finals, the third round of the playoffs. It features the final four teams with the best Stanley Cup Finals betting odds, with one team from each Eastern and Western conference competing for a spot in the finals.

The Presidents’ Trophy award

Aside from the playoffs, another aspect that makes the NHL Stanley Cup Finals a popular event for sports bettors is the Presidents Trophy outright winner. This is an annual award presented to the team that finishes the regular season with the most points during the regular season. 

Aside from the usual match betting, NHL fans also check the Presidents Trophy outright odds and make their predictions on this award. Presidents Trophy betting requires your attention on the whole season to know which teams are best recognised for their regular season excellence.

Outright or Presidents trophy futures betting means wagering on the team that will win the Presidents’ Trophy. The odds for Presidents Trophy outright betting can change as the season progresses based on the teams' performance.

Strong Stanley Cup Finals contenders

Panthers and the Rangers are the top teams of their respective divisions. The New York Rangers has the best record in the current NHL campaign among both divisions, putting them in a strong position to take the 2024 Stanley Cup trophy. 

Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers are looking to redeem their 2023 runner-up NHL title and take the trophy home this time. Here are the top contenders to becoming the 2024 Stanley Cup champions:

  • Florida Panthers

  • Edmonton Oilers

  • New York Rangers 

  • Dallas Stars 

  • Carolina Hurricanes 

  • Colorado Avalanche

NHL match betting markets

Stanley Cup Bitcoin betting is made even more exciting with the variety of markets available at You can also wager using other top crypto like Tether (USDT) and Ethereum (ETH). 

Each outcome under these markets have their corresponding odds for your predictions. Some of the most popular NHL markets include:

  • 1x2 → The most straightforward market in match betting. Predict which team wins the match (Team 1 or Team 2), or if the game ends in a draw (x).

  • Race to [x] goals → Predict which team scores a specified number of goals first in the match. There is also a ‘Neither’ option for you to consider.

  • Total goals (over/exactly/under) → Wager on whether the total number of goals scored in a game will be over, exactly, or under a set number assigned by the bookmaker NHL like

  • Period betting → Bet on the outcome of a certain period within a game, often the first period or all three periods combined. NHL Final betting odds formats

The NHL Finals odds show how likely an event will occur during the Stanley Cup Finals. Learning to read them will help with your predictions and adjust your bet on Stanley Cup winner accordingly. 

Here’s how to read the three NHL final betting odds formats at

  • Decimal → This NHL final round odds show your payout for every unit wagered. For instance, if the underdog has odds of 4.00, a winning bet of 200 USDT will have a payout of 800 USDT (4.00 x 200 = 800). This puts your profit to 600 USDT.

  • Hong Kong → To get HK odds, simply add 1 to the decimal odds. For example, a wager of 60 USDT on Presidents Trophy outright odds in HK format of 0.50 (+1) will give you a payout of 90 USDT (60 x 1.50 = 90).

  • American → These NHL Presidents Trophy odds are presented with positive (+) and negative (-) numbers. The + odds show your payout for every unit wagered (stake x American odds / 100). On the other hand, the - odds show how much you need to bet to win 100 USDT (stake / American odds x 100). 

Factors to consider when Stanley Cup Finals crypto betting

One of the best ways to experience the thrill of the Stanley Cup Finals is through Stanley Cup Finals betting with Bitcoin or your preferred crypto. Consider these factors to increase your chances of winning:

  • Head-to-head matchups → Analyse how the two teams have performed against each other in the regular season and playoffs. Look at their strengths and weaknesses and determine if there are any patterns or advantages.

  • Defence and special teams →  Assess both teams' defensive strategies and penalty kill effectiveness. Look at their ability to limit scoring chances, block shots, and maintain disciplined play. 

  • Scoring depth → Examine the offensive skills of each team beyond their top scorers. Evaluate their secondary scoring options and depth lines. A team with balanced scoring throughout its lineup often has an advantage over a team that relies on star players.

  • Stanley Cup Finals favourite → Consider which team is the perceived favourite of the Stanley Cup Finals. This team is often considered to have higher odds of winning based on their performance through the playoffs and regular season, 

  • Betting lines → Assess the NHL Presidents Trophy winner odds and betting lines offered by Compare the odds for different bet types to help with your predictions. 

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