NHL Central Betting Lines

Welcome to The NHL’s Central Division. This is home for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Colorado Avalanche, the Dallas Stars, the Minnesota Wild, the Nashville Predators, the St. Louis Blues and the Winnipeg Jets. Canadian hockey fans and bettors pay special attention to the Jets, but the Blackhawks have always had a big following. They are an Original 6 team, and they have had enough success in recent years to keep them popular among both purist hockey fans and historians, as well as casual fans and “bandwagoners.”

Odds On NHL Central Games

We are your source for the sharpest betting lines in Canada, and your go-to page for Central 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 Central Scores And Standings

Here are your Central 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 Central Games

The first thing you need to know about betting on the NHL is that the bad teams are still pretty good and still win games. The best NHL teams may win about 70% of their games and the bad teams still win about 30% of their games. So you may not see the big payoff potential you would see elsewhere in other sports when the first place team meets the last place team.

The same can also be said for home ice advantage. It’s not a big deal in the NHL, except among the best teams in the league, who win more home games. So don’t buy into the home ice hype.  Most teams only win a bit more than 50% of their home games. Betting on the away team is not as big of a risk as it would be in the NBA or NFL.

Also, remember to pay more attention to defence and goaltending, as opposed to offensive stats and trends. High powered teams and hot scorers are routinely shut down by good D, or a good goaltender. 

And finally, you may have heard of the zig zag theory. If you haven’t, in a nutshell, you bet on a team that just lost a game, thinking that they are due to bounce back and win their next game. Not a bad theory, but you can do better. The reasoning doesn’t consider strong or weak teams that are about to go on a big streak. It’s ok enough (but not great) when two evenly matched teams are playing each other. It also doesn’t factor in hot goaltenders, injuries, or a few other things that will cause a team to lose games.