Online NHL Atlantic Betting

Canadians know that the NHL’s Atlantic Division gets a tremendous amount of attention each year because it houses three teams from Canada’s biggest markets. Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal all reside in the Atlantic and aside from a sporadic run or two in the playoffs by Montreal, there hasn’t been much for those markets to cheer about in recent years. Yet, the popularity of those teams never wavers and hockey fans in all of those markets love to get down on the action. Online NHL Atlantic betting lines are some of the most heavily bet games each year in the North, but it’s often the teams from the US in this division (Florida, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Boston) that do the majority of the winning.

NHL Atlantic Betting Lines

Perception and reality are two important concepts to keep in mind when you are handicapping NHL Atlantic betting lines. Sportsbooks know all about the ravenous support those Canadian teams get and bettors often have to pay a premium on those squads. You can check the chart below for current moneyline prices on the next contests involving Atlantic teams.

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Monday 13 May
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 2 San Jose Sharks +117 -130
Tuesday 14 May
FT Boston Bruins 2 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes +116 -120
Wednesday 15 May
AOT San Jose Sharks 5 - 4 St. Louis Blues +124 -135
Thursday 16 May
FT Boston Bruins 4 - 0 Carolina Hurricanes -106 -103
Friday 17 May
FT San Jose Sharks 1 - 2 St. Louis Blues +126 -133
Sunday 19 May
St. Louis Blues 15:00 San Jose Sharks +120 -128

NHL Atlantic Standings

Since realignment in 2013-14, this division’s most consistent winner has been the Tampa Bay Lightning. Figure out if that’s the case again this year with the NHL Atlantic standings below.

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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

How To Bet On NHL Atlantic Division

The Lightning have finished second in this division each year since it was formed and they were able to propel that success into a run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014-15. Bettors backing the Lightning during that time have padded their bankrolls with a regular season record of 142-82-8-14 following the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. That’s the definition of consistency in the betting world and waiting for the Lightning’s downfall in coming years may prove frivolous.

Another important betting note coming out of this division in recent years is the fact that the teams that know how to protect home ice in this division typically come out on top. Florida, Tampa Bay, and Detroit all finished at least nine games over the .500 mark (not counting OT and shootout losses) at home in the 2015-16 season, so it shouldn’t be surprising that they finished 1,2,3 in the division. Home ice advantage plays a big roll in NHL betting and protecting it is a must for any franchise looking to have success.

Finally, we could see a changing of the guard in this division in coming years with Toronto’s rebuilding plan in full swing now and the Sabres building around future superstar Jack Eichel. Montreal will always go as far as their All-World goalie Carey Price takes them, and Boston always has a strong mix of youth and experience to win their fair share of games.