There are many contenders for the NHL MVP honours, the Hart Memorial Trophy but Connor McDavid edges ahead in the NHL MVP 2019 odds!
Reports by online sportsbook sites in Canada say at the end of the 2017-2018 season, Taylor Hall became the first player ever in the history of the New Jersey Devils to bring home MVP honours, the Hart Memorial Trophy. It was through his almost superhuman performances that pushed the New Jersey Devils into a playoff position after a five-year drought. Taylor Hall wrapped up his campaign with career high records in just 76 games.
Hall was not even on the on odds board for bookies when the season started, so his eventual win was an unexpected surprise to everyone, the media and fans.
In the 92-year history of the Hart trophy, most of its winners have been forwards. Also, their team needs to be in the playoffs. It has only been Casey Price in 2015 and Taylor Hall who have won the trophy without leading the league in either goals or points. All the players listed below have these unspoken criteria or the potential to get to the criteria.
Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers has the best NHL MVP 2019 odds!
According to online sportsbook news sites Canada, Connor McDavid seems to be the favourite to win the Hart trophy this year. Last season, he led the NHL with large point margins at different times. He was definitely on the odds board. This is going to be his 4th season, and he keeps improving each year. No wonder he is on the bookies’ radar.
The mishap for him not winning was the fact that his team, the Edmonton Oilers failed to make it to the playoffs by such a close margin. It was a very underwhelming season for them last year but this season, if Conner McDavid plays as he did last season or even better and the Oilers make it to the playoffs, then he might just win it. His odds currently are +300.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby might win MVP
“Sid the Kid” is the affectionate nickname, the Pittsburgh Penguins fans call their captain, Sidney Crosby. He has already won the Hart Memorial trophy twice with the Penguins, once in 2007 and then in 2014.
In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL players in history. He might be the best Pittsburgh Penguins player ever, having helped them win so many trophies including back-to-back championship in 2016 and 2017. It’s no wonder why he’s so high on the odds board with +700. If he plays well this season, stays healthy and keeps Pittsburgh in the playoffs, he will most likely win.
NHL MVP candidates you should keep an eye on!
Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has odds of +1200 and a lot of momentum after leading his team to win the Stanley Cup last season. If he can channel this same drive he could have an MVP-worth season.
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews is one of the young players showing a lot of promise. He helped his team defeat the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals. He is the 5th player in the modern era to record 10 goals in his team’s first 6 games of the season. His odds are +1000.
Without a doubt, there are many talented players in the running for the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2019—and it could be any of them, remember to bet on them at Bovada Sportsbook!
NHL MVP 2019 Odds (30/10/2018)
|Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)||
|Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)||
|John Tavares (Toronto Maple Leafs)||
|Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)||
|Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)||