The NHL’s Pacific Division is home to the Anaheim Ducks, the Arizona Coyotes, the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings, the San Jose Sharks, and the Vancouver Canucks. The division is a popular one for Canadian hockey fans, as it contains Canadian teams in the Oilers, Canucks and Flames. When betting on the NHL, it’s good to know that we have strong parity throughout the whole league, and betting lines will reflect that.
The NHL’s bad teams are actually still pretty good. The best NHL teams may win about 70% of their games. But the lower tier teams will still win about 30% of their games. 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.
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NHL Pacific Standings
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Best NHL Pacific Division Betting Tips
Have you heard of the zigzag theory in betting? It’s a big one for NHL fans. Basically, you bet on a team that just lost a game, thinking that they’re due to bounce back and win their next game. It’s fine when two evenly matched teams play each other. But it doesn’t factor in hot goaltenders, injuries, or a few other things that cause a team to lose games. The theory also doesn’t consider strong or weak teams that are about to go on a big streak.
The best advice you can follow is that good defence and goaltending beats high powered offence in the NHL. A lot of Canadian bettors look at offensive trends when planning. They forget a great defence can shut down a great offence. When planning your action, always start with the goaltending matchup. Another common betting mistake: Don’t buy into the home ice hype. Statistics prove that home ice is really only a big advantage for the NHL’s best teams.
Everyone else only win slightly 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 NBA or NFL.