NHL Central Betting Odds

The NHL’s Central Division is home to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Colorado Avalanche, the Dallas Stars, the Minnesota Wild, the Nashville Predators, the St. Louis Blues and the Winnipeg Jets. The division is a popular one for Canadian hockey fans, as it contains a Canadian team in the Jets, as well as an American team that Canada often gets behind in the Blackhawks. When betting on the NHL, some try what’s called the zigzag theory. Basically, you bet on a team that just lost a game, thinking that they are due to bounce back. [+]

Not a bad theory, but you can do better. The theory doesn’t consider strong or weak teams that are about to go on a big streak. It’s fine when two evenly matched teams are playing each other. But it doesn’t factor in hot goaltenders, injuries, or a few other things that cause a team to lose games.

NHL Central Odds Today

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 17 October
FT San Jose Sharks 4 - 7 New York Rangers -135 +115 Odds
AOT Colorado Avalanche 4 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +165 -185 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 1 - 5 Detroit Red Wings +130 -152 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 4 - 1 Winnipeg Jets +105 -125 Odds
Tuesday 18 October
Anaheim Ducks 19:00 New Jersey Devils -102 -108 Odds
San Jose Sharks 19:00 New York Islanders +109 -120 Odds
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Washington Capitals +193 -213 Odds
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:30 Montreal Canadiens +114 -127 Odds
Arizona Coyotes 19:30 Ottawa Senators +118 -130 Odds
Florida Panthers 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning +140 -154 Odds
Dallas Stars 20:00 Nashville Predators +123 -133 Odds
Los Angeles Kings 20:00 Minnesota Wild +125 -130 Odds
Philadelphia Flyers 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks +139 -149 Odds
Buffalo Sabres 21:00 Calgary Flames +136 -149 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 21:00 Edmonton Oilers +125 -137 Odds
St. Louis Blues 22:00 Vancouver Canucks -149 +140 Odds
Wednesday 19 October
Toronto Maple Leafs 20:00 Winnipeg Jets
Detroit Red Wings 20:00 New York Rangers
Thursday 20 October
New Jersey Devils 19:00 Boston Bruins
Anaheim Ducks 19:00 Philadelphia Flyers
San Jose Sharks 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Arizona Coyotes 19:30 Montreal Canadiens
Colorado Avalanche 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning
Washington Capitals 19:30 Florida Panthers
Toronto Maple Leafs 20:00 Minnesota Wild
Los Angeles Kings 20:30 Dallas Stars -132 +111 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 21:00 Calgary Flames
St. Louis Blues 21:00 Edmonton Oilers
Buffalo Sabres 22:00 Vancouver Canucks
Friday 21 October
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 Jackets
Nashville Predators 19:30 Detroit Red Wings
Saturday 22 October
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 Ottawa Senators
San Jose Sharks 19:00 Detroit Red Wings
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Florida Panthers
Minnesota Wild 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Philadelphia Flyers
New York Rangers 19:00 Washington Capitals
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:00 Nashville Predators
Jackets 20:00 Dallas Stars
Vancouver Canucks 22:00 Los Angeles Kings
St. Louis Blues 22:00 Calgary Flames
Sunday 23 October
Edmonton Oilers 15:00 Winnipeg Jets -123 +104 Odds
Minnesota Wild 18:00 New York Islanders
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 New York Rangers
Vancouver Canucks 20:00 Anaheim Ducks

NHL Central Standings

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

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Best NHL Central Division Betting Tips

It’s also important to remember that good defence and goaltending beats high powered offence in NHL hockey. Too many bettors look at goal scoring when betting. They forget a great defence can shut down a great offence any day of the week. So always start with the goaltending matchup when planning your action. 

Also, don’t buy into the home ice hype.  The numbers show that home ice advantage is really only a statistically big deal for the NHL’s best teams. 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

Obviously, The NHL is a lower scoring game than the NFL or the NBA. So betting on the over/under of any given game is trickier than it would be with other sports. Like we said above, remember to always look at the goalie match-up first. And finally, the NHL’s bad teams are still pretty good. The best NHL teams may win about 70% of their games. Whereas the lower tier teams still win about 30% of their games. We have strong parity throughout the whole NHL, and betting lines will reflect that. So you may not see the payoff potential you would see elsewhere in other sports when the first place team meets the last place team.