Connor Bedard Odds to win the Calder Trophy April 2024: Bedard Odds & Props

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Key Takeaways:

  • ⭐️ Blackhawks center Connor Bedard is the -400 favorite to win the Calder Trophy, per FanDuel.
  • πŸ”₯ Bedard's award odds have shortened over the past couple weeks from -300.
  • πŸ₯‡ Bedard ranked first among rookies in goals (12) and points (28) scored as of Dec. 20.
Connor Bedard of Chicago Blackhawks

Connor Bedard is currently known as one of the young stars in the NHL and a generational talent playing at a similar elite level to Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs when they were close to his age.

The Calder Trophy is the NHL's award given to the Rookie of the Year.

What Are Connor Bedard’s Calder Trophy Odds Today?

Connor Bedard's Calder Trophy odds range between -350 and -400. Bedard has been able to increase his chances of winning the award lately as the most valuable member of the Blackhawks. He has logged 19:35 of time on ice (TOI) per game, showing his worth and value to the team.

That is obviously reflected in the latest odds for Rookie of the Year honors below:

⭐️ ESPN BET-350
⭐️ DraftKings-380
⭐️ FanDuel-400
⭐ Caesars-370
βœ… Last Verified:April 15, 2024

The key to Bedard's rookie season is that he is already viewed as the top contributor for the Blackhawks, leading them in goals, points and TOI.

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Who Has The Best Odds To Win the Calder Trophy?

Connor Bedard still has the best odds to win the Calder Trophy, improving his chances to win the award at most sportsbooks. As of Dec. 20, he had tallied two points in three of his last five games, including a 3-2 upset of the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 19.

As the top prize in the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery, Bedard has separated himself from other Calder Trophy contenders in this rookie class, with the biggest threats coming from players who were picked prior to this year's NHL Draft. That includes Luke Hughes (fourth overall in 2021) of the New Jersey Devils at +1000 and Logan Cooley (third overall pick in 2022) of the Arizona Coyotes at +1500.

His top competition from this year's draft is Leo Carlsson of the Anaheim Ducks, as he was picked second overall and had 15 points (eight goals and seven assists) as of Dec. 20. Carlsson is further down the betting board at +3000, tied with fellow 2023 draftee Adam Fantilli of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who had 19 points (nine goals and 10 assists) as of Dec. 20. Fantilli was selected third overall.

Connor Bedard’s Week-by-Week Calder Trophy Odds

As you can see by looking at the table below, Connor Bedard's odds to win the Calder Trophy have shortened significantly from the preseason and improved from -300 to -400 since the last update.

⭐️ Preseason-125
⭐️ Oct. 26:-160
⭐️ Nov. 3:-150
⭐️ Nov. 27:-275
⭐️ Dec. 6:-300
⭐️ Dec. 20:-400

Can Connor Bedard Win the Hart Trophy?

Yes, Connor Bedard can technically win the Hart Trophy. However, based on his current odds, Bedard has little chance to be named the NHL's MVP in his first year. Bedard's MVP odds are still listed at +15000 (0.7% chance based on implied probability)

No rookie has ever won the Calder Trophy and Hart Trophy in the same year.

The top four players in consideration for the Hart Trophy are McDavid (+280), Nikita Kucherov (+380) of the Tampa Bay Lightning, David Pastrnak (+420) of the Boston Bruins and Jack Hughes (+500) of the New Jersey Devils.

McDavid, Kucherov, Pastrnak and Hughes were still among the Top 12 scorers in the NHL as of Dec. 20 while McDavid is also a previous three-time winner of the award.

Connor Bedard’s Week-by-Week Hart Trophy Odds

Connor Bedard's Hart Trophy odds have not changed since the last update, and a lot of that has to do with Chicago's recent performance. As the award given to the league's Most Valuable Player, the Blackhawks will obviously need to play much better in order for him to be considered an MVP-caliber player.

⭐️ Preseason+7500
⭐️ Oct. 26:+7500
⭐️ Nov. 3:+15000
⭐️ Nov. 26:+15000
⭐️ Dec. 6:+15000
⭐️ Dec. 20:+15000

Latest Blackhawks Updates Impacting Connor Bedard Calder Odds

Connor Bedard's biggest hurdle in winning a trophy such as the Hart is the fact that the Blackhawks are still a struggling team.

  • πŸ“… Dec. 19: Rookie defender Kevin Korchinski rejoins the team after missing time due to the death of his father, though he didn't play Dec. 19.
  • πŸ“… Dec. 5: Forward Lukas Reichel returns to the lineup, and Bedard scores his first career shootout goal in a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators.
  • πŸ“… Nov. 28: The Blackhawks put former Stanley Cup winner Corey Perry on unconditional waivers due to unacceptable conduct off the ice.
  • πŸ“… Nov. 26: Bedard saw his career-best four-game point streak come to an end in a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. He tallied one goal and three assists during the streak.
  • πŸ“… Nov. 23: Left wing Taylor Hall will undergo season-ending ACL surgery.
  • πŸ“… Oct. 25: The Blackhawks got out to a 3-6 start. While Bedard will remain the odds-on favorite to win the Calder Trophy, the Blackhawks playoff chances are grim, as they are picked by most hockey pundits to finish last in the Central Division.
  • πŸ“… Oct. 12: The Blackhawks open their season against the Avalanche with the NHL's most dedicated fan base behind them.
  • πŸ“… June 28: Connor Bedard is selected No. 1 overall in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks

Connor Bedard Props

In the past, FanDuel Illinois has had a specific tab labeled "Bedard Specials" that included a variety of regular season props shown below.

πŸ† Calder Trophy Odds-400
πŸ† Rocket Richard Trophy Odds+7500
πŸ† Hart Trophy Odds+15000
πŸ₯… Reg. Season Goals Total30.5

It's worth noting that some Illinois sportsbook promos could boost odds on Bedard futures and prop bets this season. Make sure you check out the latest promotions tabs at your favorite sportsbooks.

Game Props

πŸ₯… Bedard to Score 5+ Goals in Dec.+210
πŸ₯… Bedard to Score 7+ Goals in Dec.+2200

Individual game props are posted for Bedard and other popular players at many Chicago sports betting sites and can also be accessed online via their mobile apps with several sportsbook promotions often available. 

Chicago's remaining games in December are Dec. 22 vs Montreal, Dec. 23 at St. Louis, Dec. 27 vs Winnipeg, and Dec. 29 & 31 at Dallas.

They'll continue a five-game road trip into 2024 by visiting the Nashville Predators (Jan. 2), New York Rangers (Jan. 4) and New Jersey Devils (Jan. 5) the first week of January.

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Total Goals

Before the season started, NHL betting sites set Connor Bedard's goals scored total at 31.5. Now his total goals is set at 30.5. 

Here is how Bedard is pacing through the first 30+ games:

πŸ₯… Goals Scored12
πŸ“… Games Remaining49

Where Can I Bet on Connor Bedard Calder Odds & Props?

There are a number of different ways you can participate in Illinois sports betting and wager on Connor Bedard odds and props. First, you need to be 21 years of age and register for an Illinois mobile betting account if you plan to use an app. The Illinois sportsbook apps available today include: 

  • πŸ“² ESPN BET
  • πŸ“² BetMGM
  • πŸ“² Caesars
  • πŸ“² DraftKings
  • πŸ“² FanDuel
  • πŸ“² Fanatics/PointsBet
  • πŸ“² Circa
  • πŸ“² BetRivers

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