Conn Smythe Trophy Odds 2023: Underdog Panthers Have Top-Two Betting Choices

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As the Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights prepare to face off in the 2023 Stanley Cup Final starting on Saturday, Conn Smythe Trophy odds are set to bet at DraftKings.

The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the NHL Playoff MVP at the end of the Stanley Cup Final, and it takes into account a player’s performance during the entire postseason.

Florida goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (+210) is the betting favorite to hoist the 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy as of Wednesday at DraftKings. The Panthers are a +110 underdog to win the Stanley Cup, but Bobrovsky and teammate Matthew Tkachuk (+290) are the top betting choices to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. 

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Top Contenders to Win 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy

Here’s a look at current Conn Smythe Trophy odds from DraftKings.

PlayerDraftKings
Sergei Bobrovsky+210
Matthew Tkachuk+290
Jack Eichel+425
William Karlsson+700
Jonathan Marchessault+700
Mark Stone+900
Adin Hill+1200
Chandler Stephenson+3000
Carter Verhaeghe+5000
Aleksander Barkov+5000

In the Eastern Conference Final, Bobrovsky was a one-man wrecking crew against Carolina. He allowed only six goals on 174 shots. Bobrovsky started the series with 63 saves in a 3-2 quadruple OT win at Carolina. He also recorded a 1-0 shutout in Game 3.

Conn Smythe Trophy Odds
Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is favored to win the 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL Playoff MVP. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Florida’s Matthew Tkachuk (+290) scored two game-winning goals in overtime against the Hurricanes. Overall, he leads the Panthers in goals (9), assists (12), and points (21) in the postseason. 

Jack Eichel (+425) leads the Golden Knights with 18 points in the postseason. Those are currently your top-three betting favorites.

Don’t discount Vegas players such as William Karlsson (team-leading 10 goals), Jonathan Marchessault (nine goals), and Chandler Stephenson (eight goals) further down the oddsboard.

Also read: Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 1 Odds, Series Price & Props

How to Read Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

Top-rated sportsbooks post Conn Smythe Trophy odds at the start of the NHL Playoffs. The odds are adjusted based on how the players perform throughout the postseason.

At odds of +210, a $100 bet on Bobrovsky will pay out $210 in winnings (and your original stake back) if he wins the Conn Smythe Trophy. At odds of +290, a $100 wager on Tkachuk will return $290 in winnings (and your bet stake back) if he’s named 2023 NHL Playoff MVP.    

Recent Conn Smythe Trophy Winners & Payouts

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association vote on the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Notably, a forward hasn’t won the Conn Smythe Trophy since 2019 when St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly captured the award. As you’ll see in the chart below, O’Reilly also paid out at the highest odds (+5000) in recent years.

Colorado defenseman Cale Makar is the most recent Conn Smythe winner after the Avalanche won the 2022 Stanley Cup.

With the help of Sports Odds History, here’s a look at the most recent winners of the Conn Smythe Trophy and their odds heading into the playoffs.

Player (position)TeamOdds
Cale Makar (D)Avalanche+175
Andrei Vasilevskiy (G)Lightning+125
Victor Hedman (D)Lightning+450
Ryan O'Reilly (F)Blues+5000
Alex Ovechkin (F)Capitals +220
Sidney Crosby (F)Penguins+410
Sidney Crosby (F)Penguins+500
Duncan Keith (D)BlackHawks+325
Justin Williams (F)Kings+3000

Conn Smythe Trophy Odds FAQ

Who will win the Conn Smythe Trophy 2023?

Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is the +210 betting favorite to win the 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy at DraftKings as of this post.

When is the Conn Smythe winner chosen?

The winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy is chosen at the end of the Stanley Cup Final.

Who was the last back-to-back winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy?

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby was the last player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in consecutive seasons in 2016 and 2017.

Has any player won the Conn Smythe Trophy three times?

Yes, former goaltender Patrick Roy is the only three-time winner of the Conn Smythe Award. Roy captured the award twice with the Canadiens and once with the Avalanche.

Has any player on a losing Stanley Cup team won the Conn Smythe Trophy?

Yes, five players on losing Stanley Cup teams have won the Conn Smythe Trophy. Most recently, Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere captured the award after the Mighty Ducks lost to the New Jersey Devils in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final.

 

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