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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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 04 December
FT San Jose Sharks 1 - 4 Washington Capitals -105 -116 Odds
PEN New York Islanders 5 - 4 Florida Panthers -120 +100 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 3 - 5 Nashville Predators +100 -116 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 5 - 2 Calgary Flames +131 -152 Odds
Tuesday 05 December
FT New Jersey Devils 4 - 1 Jackets +175 -213 Odds
FT New York Rangers 4 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +155 -175 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 3 Montreal Canadiens -111 -111 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 1 - 5 Detroit Red Wings -147 +125 Odds
FT New York Islanders 2 - 6 Tampa Bay Lightning +170 -200 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 5 - 2 Dallas Stars +150 -172 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 4 - 2 Colorado Avalanche +115 -135 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 0 - 3 Vancouver Canucks -125 +105 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 5 Los Angeles Kings +120 -141 Odds
Wednesday 06 December
PEN Calgary Flames 1 - 2 Toronto Maple Leafs +140 -161 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 6 Washington Capitals +115 -135 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 2 Edmonton Oilers +105 -125 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 3 Anaheim Ducks -120 +110 Odds
Thursday 07 December
FT Arizona Coyotes 1 - 6 Boston Bruins +190 -233 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 3 - 4 Pittsburgh Penguins +140 -161 Odds
AOT Calgary Flames 3 - 2 Montreal Canadiens +155 -175 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 2 - 5 Tampa Bay Lightning +200 -244 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 4 - 6 Florida Panthers -116 -105 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 0 - 3 St. Louis Blues +135 -152 Odds
4' Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 1 Vancouver Canucks +105 -125 Odds
174' Ottawa Senators 2 - 2 Los Angeles Kings +165 -185 Odds
5' Carolina Hurricanes 4 - 2 San Jose Sharks +110 -132 Odds
Friday 08 December
Jackets 19:00 New Jersey Devils Odds
New York Rangers 19:00 Washington Capitals Odds
Buffalo Sabres 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks +165 -179 Odds
Minnesota Wild 22:00 Anaheim Ducks -112 +102 Odds
Saturday 09 December
St. Louis Blues 13:00 Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders 19:00 Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils 19:00 New York Rangers
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Florida Panthers
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Jackets
Ottawa Senators 22:00 San Jose Sharks
Vancouver Canucks 22:00 Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes 22:30 Los Angeles Kings
Sunday 10 December
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 St. Louis Blues
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Minnesota Wild 21:00 San Jose Sharks

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 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 42 28 17 6 106 71
2 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 37 29 12 10 101 85
3 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 36 27 11 7 84 81
4 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 35 28 10 10 80 70
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 35 28 12 9 104 96
6 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 35 29 13 11 90 86
7 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 35 30 10 11 90 98
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 32 27 11 10 91 81
9 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 30 26 12 9 75 74
10 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 30 30 10 13 83 93
11 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 27 26 8 10 72 80
12 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 27 28 9 11 79 85
13 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 27 28 9 12 79 91
14 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 26 28 9 13 85 97
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 24 26 7 11 74 89
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 18 28 6 17 60 96
Regular Western Conference
1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 40 29 15 8 95 75
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 39 28 14 7 92 80
3 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 39 29 14 8 90 63
4 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 38 29 16 8 99 82
5 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 33 29 13 12 86 84
6 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 32 28 14 10 78 77
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 32 29 9 12 84 92
8 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 30 26 13 10 66 61
9 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 30 29 10 11 78 86
10 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 29 28 10 11 84 79
11 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 28 27 11 12 80 82
12 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 26 27 9 13 83 91
13 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 24 28 7 15 80 96
14 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 19 31 3 19 74 110
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 39 29 14 8 90 63
2 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 32 28 14 10 78 77
3 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 32 29 9 12 84 92
4 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 30 26 13 10 66 61
5 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 30 29 10 11 78 86
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 24 28 7 15 80 96
7 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 19 31 3 19 74 110
Regular Western Conference Central
1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 40 29 15 8 95 75
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 39 28 14 7 92 80
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 38 29 16 8 99 82
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 33 29 13 12 86 84
5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 29 28 10 11 84 79
6 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 28 27 11 12 80 82
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 26 27 9 13 83 91
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 36 27 11 7 84 81
2 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 35 28 10 10 80 70
3 New York Islanders New York Islanders 35 28 12 9 104 96
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 35 29 13 11 90 86
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 35 30 10 11 90 98
6 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 32 27 11 10 91 81
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 27 26 8 10 72 80
8 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 27 28 9 11 79 85
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 42 28 17 6 106 71
2 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 37 29 12 10 101 85
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 30 26 12 9 75 74
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 30 30 10 13 83 93
5 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 27 28 9 12 79 91
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 26 28 9 13 85 97
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 24 26 7 11 74 89
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 18 28 6 17 60 96

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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