The Pacific division is going to be the most fun division in the NHL this season as there are several legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Last season, the Vegas Golden Knights won the division with 111 points and Edmonton was close behind with 109 points. With the defending champion Golden Knights residing in this division, we will look at the futures odds to win this division to see if they or someone else will come out on top.
Pacific Division Betting Odds
Pacific Division Favorites
In the 2023-24 NHL season, the Vancouver Canucks are the favorites to come out on top of the Pacific Division. Vancouver is on top of the NHL Pacific Division standings so far this year, as they have been pouring in goals at an elite level this year. The Canucks have built a nice lead in this division, but things are not decided just yet in the Pacific.
Also in contention to win the Pacific Division are the Vegas Golden Knights and Edmonton Oilers. The Knights are coming off of their Stanley Cup Final triumph last season and are certainly capable of catching the Canucks. Meanwhile, the Oilers enjoyed an incredible hot streak in the middle of this season that could carry them to the top of the standings by the end of the year.
Interesting to note in this division is the fact that the Oilers and Knights have better odds to win the Stanley Cup than the Canucks, even if the Canucks are favored to win this division. Oddsmakers seem to think that the Canucks will be hard to catch in their current position in the regular season, but that the Oilers and Knights have a higher ceiling in the postseason. Whether or not that ends up being the case remains to be seen.
Pacific Division Longshots
Outside of the top three teams in the Pacific Division, everyone has longer odds to come out on top. The LA Kings are being given the best chance to win this division from outside of a top-three position. Their strong start has been followed up by some struggles, but they have the best chance from a mathematical perspective to catch up to the favorites.
Beyond the Kings, it is highly unlikely that we will see the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Seattle Kraken, or San Jose Sharks finish at the top of the Pacific. These teams are all well behind the top three in this division, without the level of talent that the top teams possess to make up that kind of ground.