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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Monday 27 May
St. Louis Blues 20:00 Boston Bruins +141 -149
Wednesday 29 May
St. Louis Blues 20:00 Boston Bruins
Saturday 01 June
Boston Bruins 20:00 St. Louis Blues

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 128 82 49 16 325 222
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 107 82 38 24 259 215
3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 104 82 39 26 278 249
4 New York Islanders New York Islanders 103 82 37 27 228 196
5 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 100 82 40 28 286 251
6 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 37 26 273 241
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 99 82 39 29 245 223
8 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 98 82 37 31 258 232
9 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 96 82 37 30 249 236
10 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 86 82 26 32 267 280
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 82 82 28 37 244 281
12 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 78 82 23 36 227 272
13 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 76 82 21 39 226 271
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 74 82 20 40 227 277
15 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 72 82 24 41 222 275
16 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 64 82 23 47 242 302
Regular Western Conference
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 107 82 45 25 289 227
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 101 82 38 27 289 261
3 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 100 82 38 29 240 214
4 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 99 82 38 30 272 244
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 36 28 247 223
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 93 82 36 32 210 202
7 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 93 82 36 32 249 230
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 90 82 33 30 260 246
9 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 86 82 30 35 213 223
10 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 84 82 24 34 270 292
11 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 83 82 33 36 211 237
12 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 81 82 22 36 225 254
13 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 78 81 26 37 194 249
14 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 79 82 24 38 232 274
15 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 71 82 22 41 202 263
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 107 82 45 25 289 227
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 101 82 38 27 289 261
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 93 82 36 32 249 230
4 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 86 82 30 35 213 223
5 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 81 82 22 36 225 254
6 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 78 81 26 37 194 249
7 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 79 82 24 38 232 274
8 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 71 82 22 41 202 263
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 100 82 38 29 240 214
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 99 82 38 30 272 244
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 36 28 247 223
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 93 82 36 32 210 202
5 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 90 82 33 30 260 246
6 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 84 82 24 34 270 292
7 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 83 82 33 36 211 237
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 104 82 39 26 278 249
2 New York Islanders New York Islanders 103 82 37 27 228 196
3 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 37 26 273 241
4 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 99 82 39 29 245 223
5 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 98 82 37 31 258 232
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 82 82 28 37 244 281
7 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 78 82 23 36 227 272
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 72 82 24 41 222 275
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 128 82 49 16 325 222
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 107 82 38 24 259 215
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 100 82 40 28 286 251
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 96 82 37 30 249 236
5 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 86 82 26 32 267 280
6 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 76 82 21 39 226 271
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 74 82 20 40 227 277
8 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 64 82 23 47 242 302

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.