NHL Central Betting Lines

Stretching across the centre of North American and housing some of the NHL’s top franchise, the Central Division is loaded with talent and betting opportunities. Since the division realignment in 2013, Central Division betting lines are some of the best and most intriguing the National Hockey League has to offer. Strong showings from the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues makes the Central Division a tough opponent for anyone, but when the teams from the division faceoff make sure to check the money lines from our top sportsbooks below to make the best bets possible.   

NHL Central Betting Lines Today

If you are not awake when the final Pacific Division games wrap up, that’s alright; the standings and statistics will be freshly updated for you when you wake up in the morning. 

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Wednesday 04 October
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Winnipeg Jets +102 -112 Odds
St. Louis Blues 20:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +166 -185 Odds
Calgary Flames 22:00 Edmonton Oilers +136 -149 Odds
Philadelphia Flyers 22:30 San Jose Sharks +144 -161 Odds
Thursday 05 October
Nashville Predators 19:00 Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Buffalo Sabres
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 New York Rangers
Washington Capitals 19:30 Ottawa Senators
Minnesota Wild 19:30 Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Arizona Coyotes 22:00 Anaheim Ducks
Philadelphia Flyers 22:00 Los Angeles Kings
Friday 06 October
New York Islanders 19:00 Jackets
Florida Panthers 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday 07 October
Colorado Avalanche 14:00 New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 Florida Panthers
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 New York Islanders
Nashville Predators 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Washington Capitals
Minnesota Wild 19:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Dallas Stars 20:00 St. Louis Blues
Jackets 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Edmonton Oilers 22:00 Vancouver Canucks
Philadelphia Flyers 22:00 Anaheim Ducks
Winnipeg Jets 22:00 Calgary Flames
Los Angeles Kings 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Sunday 08 October
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 New York Rangers

NHL Central Standings

If you are not awake when the final Pacific Division games wrap up, that’s alright; the standings and statistics will be freshly updated for you when you wake up in the morning. 

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
5 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
6 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
7 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
8 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
9 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
10 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
12 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
13 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
15 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237
16 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Western Conference
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
4 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
8 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
9 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
10 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
11 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
12 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
14 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
2 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
4 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
5 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
6 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
2 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
5 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237

Varying levels of historical success makes the Central Division diverse. Recently acquiring the status of dynasty, after winning three Stanley Cups in five years, the Chicago Blackhawks are the division’s oldest and most successful team. Four of the teams have yet to have their names engraved on Lord Stanley’s Cup, but each and every season it seems like the majority of them have a shot at glory.  

The Chicago Blackhawks were not always the team to beat in the Central Division. Before the realignment, the Colorado Avalanche – championed by Hall of Famer Joe Sakic – were a force to be reckoned with, capturing two Stanley Cups and making the hockey relevant in the Mile High City. The Dallas Stars even captured a Cup in 1999 and the St. Louis Blues were a constant contender when they were led by Brett Hull in the nineties. The Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild are three of the NHL’s newest franchises but they have shown in their brief histories that they are committed to building a team capable of winning it all.

The Central Division is known for talented and competitive teams top to bottom, making the underdog an attractive option on any given. Following the standings and keeping track of streaking teams and players can help turn those attractive underdog picks into smart, money making bets. As the playoff race in the Central is almost always tight, make sure to check the standings frequently as puck lines in the central often offer the best odds out there.