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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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 20 November
FT Jackets 3 - 2 Buffalo Sabres -172 +150 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 4 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs +200 -244 Odds
FT Calgary Flames 4 - 1 Washington Capitals +125 -147 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 3 - 5 Nashville Predators +120 -141 Odds
AOT New Jersey Devils 4 - 3 Minnesota Wild +170 -200 Odds
PEN Anaheim Ducks 3 - 2 San Jose Sharks +165 -185 Odds
Tuesday 21 November
FT Vancouver Canucks 5 - 2 Philadelphia Flyers -172 +150 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 3 - 8 St. Louis Blues +125 +125 Odds
FT Montreal Canadiens 1 - 3 Dallas Stars +135 +135 Odds
Wednesday 22 November
FT Minnesota Wild 5 - 4 Buffalo Sabres -149 +135 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 6 - 2 Detroit Red Wings +105 -115 Odds
PEN Toronto Maple Leafs 1 - 2 Florida Panthers -125 +105 Odds
PEN Boston Bruins 3 - 2 New Jersey Devils -105 -115 Odds
AOT Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 4 New York Islanders +140 -161 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins +190 -200 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 2 - 5 Washington Capitals +125 -130 Odds
FT New York Rangers 6 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes +135 -156 Odds
AOT Calgary Flames 0 - 1 Jackets +140 -147 Odds
AOT Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Lightning +145 -152 Odds
PEN Montreal Canadiens 2 - 3 Nashville Predators +175 -213 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 0 - 3 Colorado Avalanche -111 -111 Odds
FT San Jose Sharks 3 - 1 Arizona Coyotes -135 +115 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 2 - 1 Los Angeles Kings +110 -132 Odds
Friday 24 November
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 4 Boston Bruins -116 -105 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 4 - 1 Anaheim Ducks -110 +103 Odds
PEN Colorado Avalanche 2 - 3 Minnesota Wild +185 -200 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 5 - 4 Philadelphia Flyers +100 -120 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 1 - 3 Washington Capitals -152 +130 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 1 - 3 Buffalo Sabres -112 +102 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 2 - 3 New Jersey Devils +110 -127 Odds
AOT Detroit Red Wings 1 - 2 New York Rangers +155 -164 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 2 - 5 Jackets +155 -175 Odds
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 5 - 4 Carolina Hurricanes -109 +103 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 2 - 0 St. Louis Blues +125 -135 Odds
AOT Los Angeles Kings 2 - 3 Arizona Coyotes -120 +109 Odds
FT Calgary Flames 4 - 6 Dallas Stars +110 -132 Odds
Saturday 25 November
Washington Capitals 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs +100 -120 Odds
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 Montreal Canadiens +135 -154 Odds
New York Islanders 19:00 Ottawa Senators +110 -125 Odds
New Jersey Devils 19:00 Detroit Red Wings +100 -120 Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 Florida Panthers +100 -106 Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +105 -125 Odds
Minnesota Wild 20:00 St. Louis Blues +145 -175
Winnipeg Jets 22:00 San Jose Sharks +125 -145 Odds
Calgary Flames 22:00 Colorado Avalanche +100 -120
Anaheim Ducks 22:30 Los Angeles Kings
Sunday 26 November
Nashville Predators 13:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Vancouver Canucks 14:00 New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers 17:00 Boston Bruins

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 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 34 22 16 4 84 57
2 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 31 23 15 7 68 55
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 31 24 15 8 86 73
4 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 30 22 13 5 72 68
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 28 22 13 7 82 73
6 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 27 24 13 10 70 73
7 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 26 23 12 9 74 69
8 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 25 24 11 10 64 84
9 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 24 21 10 7 58 62
10 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 24 23 10 9 66 66
11 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 22 21 9 8 62 64
12 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 22 21 8 7 66 72
13 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 22 23 8 9 65 70
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 19 23 8 12 54 80
15 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 18 21 8 11 63 73
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 16 23 6 13 55 80
Regular Western Conference
1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 33 23 16 6 78 60
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 31 22 14 5 73 58
3 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 30 22 14 6 70 62
4 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 27 23 12 8 67 55
5 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 25 22 12 9 66 70
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 25 23 12 10 67 69
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 25 23 11 9 63 64
8 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 24 21 11 8 54 50
9 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 24 21 11 8 71 68
10 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 24 22 11 9 67 61
11 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 23 21 10 8 63 56
12 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 23 22 10 9 61 64
13 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 18 23 8 13 60 77
14 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 15 25 6 16 62 91
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 27 23 12 8 67 55
2 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 25 22 12 9 66 70
3 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 25 23 11 9 63 64
4 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 24 21 11 8 54 50
5 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 23 22 10 9 61 64
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 18 23 8 13 60 77
7 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 15 25 6 16 62 91
Regular Western Conference Central
1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 33 23 16 6 78 60
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 31 22 14 5 73 58
3 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 30 22 14 6 70 62
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 25 23 12 10 67 69
5 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 24 21 11 8 71 68
6 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 24 22 11 9 67 61
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 23 21 10 8 63 56
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 31 23 15 7 68 55
2 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 30 22 13 5 72 68
3 New York Islanders New York Islanders 28 22 13 7 82 73
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 27 24 13 10 70 73
5 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 26 23 12 9 74 69
6 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 25 24 11 10 64 84
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 22 21 9 8 62 64
8 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 22 23 8 9 65 70
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 34 22 16 4 84 57
2 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 31 24 15 8 86 73
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 24 21 10 7 58 62
4 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 24 23 10 9 66 66
5 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 22 21 8 7 66 72
6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 19 23 8 12 54 80
7 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 18 21 8 11 63 73
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 16 23 6 13 55 80

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.