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 04 March
FT Edmonton Oilers 4 - 3 Buffalo Sabres +117 -127
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 6 - 2 Calgary Flames +117 -130
Tuesday 05 March
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Boston Bruins +129 -143
Jackets 19:00 New Jersey Devils -227 +214
Florida Panthers 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +160 -179
Ottawa Senators 19:00 New York Islanders +260 -294
Winnipeg Jets 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning +170 -189
Minnesota Wild 20:00 Nashville Predators +160 -179
New York Rangers 20:30 Dallas Stars +172 -192
Detroit Red Wings 21:00 Colorado Avalanche +214 -222
Anaheim Ducks 21:00 Arizona Coyotes +143 -154
Montreal Canadiens 22:30 Los Angeles Kings -141 +129
Wednesday 06 March
Washington Capitals 19:30 Philadelphia Flyers -120 +113
Toronto Maple Leafs 21:00 Vancouver Canucks -175 +171
St. Louis Blues 22:00 Anaheim Ducks -154 +140
Calgary Flames 22:30 Knights +125 -127
Thursday 07 March
Florida Panthers 19:00 Boston Bruins
Jackets 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Rangers 19:30 Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders 19:30 Ottawa Senators
Colorado Avalanche 20:30 Dallas Stars
Buffalo Sabres 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Calgary Flames 21:00 Arizona Coyotes
Vancouver Canucks 21:00 Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues 22:30 Los Angeles Kings
Montreal Canadiens 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Friday 08 March
New Jersey Devils 19:00 Washington Capitals
Minnesota Wild 19:00 Florida Panthers
Winnipeg Jets 19:30 Carolina Hurricanes
Montreal Canadiens 22:00 Anaheim Ducks
Saturday 09 March
Buffalo Sabres 15:00 Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis Blues 16:00 San Jose Sharks
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Jackets
New Jersey Devils 19:00 New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 New York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators 19:00 Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings 20:00 Arizona Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks 20:00 Dallas Stars
Carolina Hurricanes 20:00 Nashville Predators
Knights 22:00 Vancouver Canucks
Sunday 10 March
Detroit Red Wings 17:00 Florida Panthers
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Washington Capitals
Boston Bruins 19:30 Pittsburgh Penguins
Knights 21:30 Calgary Flames
Los Angeles Kings 22:00 Anaheim Ducks

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
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 104 66 38 12 258 174
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 87 65 30 17 194 161
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 86 66 35 21 239 188
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 83 66 29 21 226 208
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 81 65 29 21 187 157
6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 78 65 31 23 196 176
7 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 77 65 29 22 226 202
8 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 77 66 29 24 201 193
9 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 75 65 28 26 203 197
10 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 72 66 25 26 201 219
11 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 68 66 19 28 190 211
12 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 67 65 18 26 207 224
13 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 65 65 20 27 190 218
14 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 58 66 21 33 188 223
15 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 55 65 14 33 179 223
16 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 51 66 18 38 195 246
Regular Western Conference
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 89 66 36 18 234 192
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 86 66 33 19 238 206
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 82 65 31 22 222 193
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 81 68 30 25 202 180
5 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 77 67 29 26 201 187
6 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 74 65 28 25 187 181
7 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 71 65 27 27 166 170
8 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 71 66 28 27 182 191
9 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 69 65 23 28 176 183
10 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 68 66 26 26 216 208
11 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 65 66 20 30 187 216
12 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 63 66 18 30 220 250
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 63 66 19 30 180 206
14 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 59 66 18 32 144 203
15 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 56 65 17 33 158 207
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 89 66 36 18 234 192
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 86 66 33 19 238 206
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 77 67 29 26 201 187
4 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 69 65 23 28 176 183
5 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 65 66 20 30 187 216
6 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 63 66 19 30 180 206
7 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 59 66 18 32 144 203
8 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 56 65 17 33 158 207
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 82 65 31 22 222 193
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 81 68 30 25 202 180
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 74 65 28 25 187 181
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 71 65 27 27 166 170
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 71 66 28 27 182 191
6 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 68 66 26 26 216 208
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 63 66 18 30 220 250
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 83 66 29 21 226 208
2 New York Islanders New York Islanders 81 65 29 21 187 157
3 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 78 65 31 23 196 176
4 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 77 65 29 22 226 202
5 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 75 65 28 26 203 197
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 72 66 25 26 201 219
7 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 65 65 20 27 190 218
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 58 66 21 33 188 223
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 104 66 38 12 258 174
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 87 65 30 17 194 161
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 86 66 35 21 239 188
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 77 66 29 24 201 193
5 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 68 66 19 28 190 211
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 67 65 18 26 207 224
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 55 65 14 33 179 223
8 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 51 66 18 38 195 246

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.