Betting On Central Division Online

The deepest, toughest, most competitive group in the NHL. That’s the Central Division. While the Chicago Blackhawks are the team that’s been winning the Stanley Cup from among this group, the truth of the matter is that almost every team in this division is capable of making some noise. The St. Louis Blues have been right there for years but can’t seem to buy a break in the playoffs. Ditto for the Nashville Predators, who have boosted their offensive attack recently to go with the airtight defensive game around which the team built its reputation. The Minnesota Wild always play stellar defense and are a tough out, and in 2016-17, took a step up and began to run with the contenders in the division. [+]

And the Dallas Stars, once a powerhourse club and the Stanley Cup champions in 1998-99, are playing a wide-open brand of hockey and if they can solve their goaltending issues, will also have to be considered a threat.

Beyond that bunch, The Colorado Avalanche have assembled a lightning-fast and skilled group of young forwards and aren’t that far away from being a player within the division. Likewise, the Winnipeg Jets have lots of young talent and look to be a few pieces from battling for a playoff berth.

Central Division Sports Betting Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks are the poster child for the way to work under the NHL’s salary cap system. Twice since the cap was implemented in 2005, Chicago general manager Stan Bowman has retooled his lineup following Stanley Cup wins to be able to keep his core group intact. [+]

With Chicago setting the bar so high, it has forced the rest of the division’s members to step up their respective games in order to compete and so far, none have proven to be able to soar with the Hawks on a consistent basis.

The St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators are often the most frequent challengers to Chicago’s reign, although the Minnesota Wild look ready to join that group. The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars are capable of beating anyone in the division but have yet to show that they can do it on a regular basis. There was much hype when the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg and brought the Jets back into the NHL, but the team’s on-ice performance has yet to equal the fervor of the Winnipeg fans.

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FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 4 Nashville Predators -137 Odds
Thursday 08 June
FT Nashville Predators 0 - 6 Pittsburgh Penguins +215 +115 Odds
Sunday 11 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 0 Nashville Predators +170 +140 Odds

What Are The Current Central Division Standings

The current NHL Central Division standings are located right here and they offer a window into just how competitive this group is on a regular basis. [+]

During the 2014-15 season for example, all seven teams in the division topped 90 points and five teams produced 99 points or better. The deep base of competition makes it virtuallly impossible for any Central Division club to take a night off, let alone allow themselves to slip into a losing stretch of any length.

 

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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

The Best Divison In Hockey

The best division in hockey. That’s the NHL Central. While the Chicago Blackhawks may be the only of the division’s seven teams to win the Stanley Cup since 2000, the fact of the matter is that if you can win in the Central, you can win anywhere in the NHL.

The variety of teams and playing styles that ply their trade in the NHL’s Central Division ensure that whomever emerges on top of this group has earned the right to say they are among the NHL’s elite. 

The Metropolitan Division is the only comparable division in the league for pure skill and talent. Expect a team from one of those divisions to perpetually make a deep run into the playoffs. 

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