NHL Metropolitan Betting Lines

Canada has no team in the NHL metropolitan division, so they have no emotional ties to it. At the same time, Canadian bettors love to bet against teams in the division because it contains no Canadian teams to root for. Games between this division’s teams are often shown on national television in the US and often in Canada. That’s because 3 of its teams (Rangers, Islanders, and the Devils) all play in the New York area, the league’s largest market. [+]

Other big market teams include the Flyers, who are in the fifth largest market in Philadelphia, while the Capitals play in the ninth largest market in Washington, D.C. Overall, the division is home to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Washington Capitals.

Odds On NHL Metropolitan Games

We are your source for the sharpest betting lines in Canada, and your go-to page for NHL Metropolitan Division odds on daily basis and thoughout the season.

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Monday 05 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 4 Nashville Predators -141 Odds
Thursday 08 June
FT Nashville Predators 0 - 6 Pittsburgh Penguins +145 -167 Odds
Sunday 11 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 0 Nashville Predators -105 -116 Odds

NHL Metropolitan Scores And Standings

Here are your NHL Metropolitan standings. See who’s on top and who’s making a move.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 55 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 50 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 50 24 249 195
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 47 26 226 200
5 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 48 28 256 220
6 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 44 28 212 214
7 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 44 31 234 212
8 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 40 27 251 242
9 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 41 29 241 242
10 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 42 30 234 227
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 39 33 219 236
12 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 36 31 215 236
13 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 35 36 210 237
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 33 36 207 244
15 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 33 37 201 237
16 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 28 40 183 244
Regular Western Conference
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 50 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 49 25 266 208
3 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 46 23 223 200
4 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 47 26 247 212
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 46 29 235 218
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 46 29 221 201
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 45 33 226 221
8 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 41 29 240 224
9 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 40 35 249 256
10 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 39 35 201 205
11 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 34 37 223 262
12 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 30 42 197 260
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 30 43 182 243
14 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 22 56 166 278
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 46 23 223 200
2 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 47 26 247 212
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 46 29 221 201
4 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 45 33 226 221
5 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 39 35 201 205
6 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 30 42 197 260
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 30 43 182 243
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 50 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 49 25 266 208
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 46 29 235 218
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 41 29 240 224
5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 40 35 249 256
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 34 37 223 262
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 22 56 166 278
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 55 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 50 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 50 24 249 195
4 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 48 28 256 220
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 41 29 241 242
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 39 33 219 236
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 36 31 215 236
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 28 40 183 244
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 47 26 226 200
2 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 44 28 212 214
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 44 31 234 212
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 40 27 251 242
5 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 42 30 234 227
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 35 36 210 237
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 33 36 207 244
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 33 37 201 237

Bet On NHL Metropolitan Games

Our first piece of advice is simple. Remember home ice advantage is really only a statistically big deal for the NHL’s best teams. The rest of the NHL only wins a bit more than half of their home games. Betting on the away team is not as big of a risk as it would be in the NFL or the NBA.

Bettors should know that hockey is obviously a lower scoring game than football or basketball. This means betting on the over/under of any given game is a bit tougher than other sports. Remember to always look at the goalie match-up first. 

At the same time, the NHL’s worst teams are not that bad. Meaning there is not a big gap between the winning percentages of the top teams and the lower tier teams. The Best NHL teams may win about 70% of their games. Whereas the lower tier teams don’t often lose more than 70% of their games. This means strong parity throughout the league, and betting lines will reflect that when the top teams play lower ranked teams. You may not see the payoff potential you would see elsewhere in other sports.  

Some bettors in Canada follow what’s referred to as the zigzag theory when they bet on NHL. You bet on a team that just lost, because they are due to bounce back and win the next game. Be careful when you try this. This theory doesn’t really apply to strong or weak teams that are likely to go on a big streak. It is a good enough strategy when two average and evenly matched teams are playing each other. But it forgets to consider things like hot goaltenders, or injuries that may be causing the losses.