NHL Western Conference Betting Lines

Home to the historic Chicago Blackhawks, a trio of strong California franchises and four Canadian clubs, the Western Conference is filled with a great mix of teams with some of the NHL’s strongest franchises. With two less teams than the Eastern Conference, Western teams have some of the NHL’s best rivalries and tightest playoff races. Western Conference betting lines reflect this with inter-conference games being all the more important. Keep an eye on the money lines as even small changes can mean a big swing in the line. 

NHL Western Conference Betting Lines Today

Listed below are today’s Western Conference matchups with updated lines and links to our best sportsbooks. Stay up to date to on player and team news to ensure you make the best picks. 

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Wednesday 12 June
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 1 Boston Bruins +160 -169

NHL Western Conference Standings

As Conference only has 14 teams, the standings are often tighter with less space separating the top and the bottom. Below you will find up-to-date standings and stats to help you make better bets.

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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

With the recent shuffling of the NHL Conferences, the West lost one of its most prized franchises – the Detroit Red Wings. Even with the loss, the West continues to dominate the NHL, winning a majority share of the Stanley Cups since the turn of the decade. With the emergence of strong hockey in California and Chicago’s new dynasty, the West has amassed 7 of the 10 Stanley Cups since the NHL lockout in 2005.

The West is filled with a mix of talented forwards, goalies and defenceman, but you would be hard pressed to find a more exciting player than Edmonton Oiler’s forward Connor McDavid. McDavid – drafted first overall in 2015 – has been dubbed the next Wayne Gretzky and so far he has lived up to the billing. With other great players such as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews – the two key pieces of Chicago’s recent resurgence – Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and goaltender Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, the Western Conference is worth staying up late to watch.

Since each division in the West is short one team, divisional and conference matchups are a little more frequent and intense. Smart bettors will pay attention to the standings, lookup recent matchup history and check to see who will be the starting goaltender. Once you master these details, you will be the best at betting on the West!