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 04 June
FT Knights 2 - 6 Washington Capitals +113 -123
Thursday 07 June
FT Washington Capitals 4 - 3 Knights +145 -164

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 113 82 42 23 296 236
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 112 82 41 20 270 214
3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 105 82 38 26 259 239
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 105 82 37 26 277 232
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 33 29 272 250
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 98 82 31 26 251 243
7 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 97 82 31 30 242 230
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 97 82 33 29 248 244
9 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 96 82 38 30 248 246
10 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 83 82 30 35 228 256
11 New York Islanders New York Islanders 80 82 25 37 264 296
12 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 77 82 24 39 231 268
13 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 73 82 22 39 217 255
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 71 82 24 40 209 264
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 67 82 18 43 221 291
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 62 82 19 45 199 280
Regular Western Conference
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 117 82 42 18 267 211
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 114 82 43 20 277 218
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 109 82 39 24 272 228
4 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 101 82 35 25 235 216
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 100 82 38 27 253 232
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 100 82 35 27 252 229
7 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 98 82 34 29 239 203
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 95 82 35 30 257 237
9 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 94 82 33 32 226 222
10 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 92 82 33 32 235 225
11 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 84 82 28 35 218 248
12 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 78 82 24 40 234 263
13 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 82 26 39 229 256
14 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 73 82 25 40 218 264
15 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 41 208 256
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 109 82 39 24 272 228
2 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 101 82 35 25 235 216
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 100 82 35 27 252 229
4 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 98 82 34 29 239 203
5 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 84 82 28 35 218 248
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 78 82 24 40 234 263
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 73 82 25 40 218 264
8 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 41 208 256
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 117 82 42 18 267 211
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 114 82 43 20 277 218
3 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 100 82 38 27 253 232
4 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 95 82 35 30 257 237
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 94 82 33 32 226 222
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 92 82 33 32 235 225
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 82 26 39 229 256
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 105 82 38 26 259 239
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 33 29 272 250
3 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 98 82 31 26 251 243
4 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 97 82 31 30 242 230
5 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 97 82 33 29 248 244
6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 83 82 30 35 228 256
7 New York Islanders New York Islanders 80 82 25 37 264 296
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 77 82 24 39 231 268
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 113 82 42 23 296 236
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 112 82 41 20 270 214
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 105 82 37 26 277 232
4 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 96 82 38 30 248 246
5 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 73 82 22 39 217 255
6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 71 82 24 40 209 264
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 67 82 18 43 221 291
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 62 82 19 45 199 280

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.