NHL Metropolitan Betting Odds

The NHL’s Metropolitan 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. Games between this division’s squads are often shown on national television. That’s because 3 of its teams (Rangers, Islanders, Devils) all play in the New York area, the league’s largest market. [+]

Elsewhere, the Flyers are in the fifth largest market in Philadelphia, and the Capitals play in the ninth largest market in Washington, D.C. Canadian bettors love to bet against teams in the Metropolitan division for sentimental reasons, because the division contains no Canadian teams to root for. 

NHL Metropolitan Odds Today

We are your source for the sharpest betting lines in Canada, and your go-to page for NHL Metropolitan odds today.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 03 May
Dallas Stars 19:00 Florida Panthers +110 -115
New York Islanders 19:00 Buffalo Sabres
Boston Bruins 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Washington Capitals 19:00 New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators 19:00 Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Ottawa Senators
Anaheim Ducks 20:00 St. Louis Blues
Knights 20:00 Minnesota Wild
Los Angeles Kings 22:00 Arizona Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers 22:00 Vancouver Canucks -182 +160
Colorado Avalanche 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Tuesday 04 May
New York Islanders 19:00 Buffalo Sabres
Boston Bruins 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Edmonton Oilers 22:00 Vancouver Canucks
Wednesday 05 May
Dallas Stars 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Ottawa Senators -213 +175
Washington Capitals 19:00 New York Rangers
Nashville Predators 19:00 Jackets
Anaheim Ducks 20:00 St. Louis Blues
Knights 20:00 Minnesota Wild
Colorado Avalanche 21:30 San Jose Sharks
Winnipeg Jets 21:30 Calgary Flames
Los Angeles Kings 22:00 Arizona Coyotes
Thursday 06 May
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 Carolina Hurricanes +165 -185
New York Rangers 19:00 Boston Bruins
New Jersey Devils 19:00 New York Islanders
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks 21:00 Edmonton Oilers
Friday 07 May
Dallas Stars 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning +133 -147
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Washington Capitals
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Jackets
Anaheim Ducks 20:00 Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues 22:00 Knights
Colorado Avalanche 22:00 Los Angeles Kings
Arizona Coyotes 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Saturday 08 May
New York Rangers 15:00 Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres 15:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils 19:00 New York Islanders
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Washington Capitals
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 Florida Panthers
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Jackets
Ottawa Senators 19:00 Winnipeg Jets
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Carolina Hurricanes 20:00 Nashville Predators
Anaheim Ducks 20:00 Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues 22:00 Knights
Colorado Avalanche 22:00 Los Angeles Kings
Vancouver Canucks 22:00 Edmonton Oilers +160 -179
Arizona Coyotes 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Sunday 09 May
Dallas Stars 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa Senators 20:00 Calgary Flames

NHL Metropolitan 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
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 72 48 28 11 165 105
2 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 71 49 24 10 161 119
3 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 69 51 23 14 166 141
4 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 68 49 26 14 167 129
5 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 68 49 26 12 171 144
6 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 67 49 25 13 163 131
7 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 67 50 25 15 170 138
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 66 47 28 12 164 117
9 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 65 48 26 14 154 127
10 New York Islanders New York Islanders 63 49 21 15 136 114
11 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 62 48 21 14 139 119
12 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 60 47 27 16 153 127
13 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 58 50 23 18 167 132
14 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 57 49 21 19 150 138
15 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 56 51 19 22 141 146
16 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 54 49 16 16 140 129
17 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 51 48 19 18 137 140
18 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 51 49 14 20 140 177
19 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 50 47 16 19 139 146
20 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 49 49 13 22 139 158
21 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 47 50 17 24 134 160
22 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 45 48 18 24 128 139
23 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 45 49 14 24 135 169
24 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 43 51 15 25 115 159
25 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 42 47 16 23 126 140
26 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 42 50 15 27 139 174
27 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 42 51 11 25 122 170
28 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 41 43 13 21 117 138
29 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 37 49 12 27 127 174
30 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 37 50 10 28 109 162
31 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 33 50 10 30 122 174

Best NHL Metropolitan Division Betting Tips

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.