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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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 03 June
FT Boston Bruins 2 - 4 St. Louis Blues +106 -112
Thursday 06 June
St. Louis Blues 20:00 Boston Bruins +140 -143
Sunday 09 June
Boston Bruins 20:00 St. Louis Blues

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 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

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.