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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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 23 October
FT San Jose Sharks 4 - 1 New York Rangers Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 2 - 3 Toronto Maple Leafs +120 -141 Odds
Tuesday 24 October
FT Arizona Coyotes 3 - 5 New York Islanders +175 -213 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 6 - 2 Philadelphia Flyers -147 Odds
AOT Edmonton Oilers 1 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins +140 -161 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes -105 -116 Odds
FT Detroit Red Wings 0 - 1 Buffalo Sabres +105 -125 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 1 - 5 Montreal Canadiens +115 -135 Odds
PEN Los Angeles Kings 3 - 2 Ottawa Senators +115 -135 Odds
PEN Calgary Flames 3 - 2 Nashville Predators +135 -156 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 1 - 0 Minnesota Wild +165 -185 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 3 - 5 Colorado Avalanche -128 +122 Odds
Wednesday 25 October
FT Calgary Flames 2 - 5 St. Louis Blues +150 -172 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 1 - 5 Jackets +230 -286 Odds
Thursday 26 October
San Jose Sharks 19:00 Boston Bruins +115 -135 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs +138 -147 Odds
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 New York Rangers +160 -185 Odds
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +160 -169 Odds
Los Angeles Kings 19:30 Montreal Canadiens +102 -110 Odds
Philadelphia Flyers 19:30 Ottawa Senators +102 -110 Odds
Detroit Red Wings 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning +190 -208 Odds
Anaheim Ducks 19:30 Florida Panthers +102 -110 Odds
New York Islanders 20:00 Minnesota Wild +130 -141 Odds
Dallas Stars 21:00 Edmonton Oilers +105 -115 Odds
Washington Capitals 22:00 Vancouver Canucks -147 +140 Odds
Friday 27 October
Ottawa Senators 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Jackets
St. Louis Blues 19:30 Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Dallas Stars 21:00 Calgary Flames
Saturday 28 October
San Jose Sharks 13:00 Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings 19:00 Boston Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Anaheim Ducks 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Florida Panthers
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Jackets 21:00 St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders 21:00 Nashville Predators
Pittsburgh Penguins 21:00 Minnesota Wild
Chicago Blackhawks 21:00 Colorado Avalanche
Washington Capitals 22:00 Edmonton Oilers
Sunday 29 October
Anaheim Ducks 17:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Winnipeg Jets
Washington Capitals 21:00 Calgary Flames

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 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 17 10 8 1 41 25
2 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 14 9 7 2 40 30
3 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 13 10 6 3 32 40
4 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 12 8 6 2 31 24
5 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 12 9 6 3 30 22
6 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 12 9 4 1 32 24
7 New York Islanders New York Islanders 11 9 5 3 29 27
8 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 10 9 5 4 30 24
9 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 9 9 4 4 28 31
10 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 9 10 4 5 27 30
11 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 8 11 3 6 27 41
12 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 7 7 3 3 24 26
13 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 7 7 3 3 18 21
14 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 6 8 3 5 25 30
15 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 6 10 2 6 25 36
16 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 5 9 2 6 18 34
Regular Western Conference
1 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 15 9 7 1 32 19
2 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 15 10 7 2 34 26
3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 12 10 5 3 34 26
4 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 11 9 5 3 24 23
5 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 10 9 5 4 28 24
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 10 9 5 4 26 26
7 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 10 9 4 3 23 24
8 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 10 10 5 5 25 30
9 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 9 8 4 3 24 21
10 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 8 7 4 3 22 26
11 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 8 8 4 4 23 22
12 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 5 7 2 4 22 23
13 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 5 8 2 5 15 24
14 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 1 9 0 8 21 39
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 15 9 7 1 32 19
2 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 11 9 5 3 24 23
3 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 10 10 5 5 25 30
4 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 9 8 4 3 24 21
5 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 8 8 4 4 23 22
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 5 8 2 5 15 24
7 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 1 9 0 8 21 39
Regular Western Conference Central
1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 15 10 7 2 34 26
2 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 12 10 5 3 34 26
3 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 10 9 5 4 28 24
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 10 9 5 4 26 26
5 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 10 9 4 3 23 24
6 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 8 7 4 3 22 26
7 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 5 7 2 4 22 23
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 13 10 6 3 32 40
2 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 12 8 6 2 31 24
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 12 9 6 3 30 22
4 New York Islanders New York Islanders 11 9 5 3 29 27
5 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 10 9 5 4 30 24
6 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 9 9 4 4 28 31
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 7 7 3 3 18 21
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 6 10 2 6 25 36
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 17 10 8 1 41 25
2 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 14 9 7 2 40 30
3 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 12 9 4 1 32 24
4 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 9 10 4 5 27 30
5 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 8 11 3 6 27 41
6 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 7 7 3 3 24 26
7 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 6 8 3 5 25 30
8 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 5 9 2 6 18 34

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.