Online NHL Metropolitan Betting

The NHL’s Metropolitan division is loaded with individual stars like Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Claude Giroux, John Tavares, and Henrik Lundqvist. Since this division was formed during realignment prior to the 2013-14 season we’ve had three different division winners as Pittsburgh, the New York Rangers, and Washington all claimed the crown. During that time it’s been the general assumption that the Metropolitan division is the better of the two in the Eastern Conference with all the star power they’ve got, and that creates tremendous interest in all eight of these teams each year. With that, online NHL Metropolitan betting gets plenty of attention at sportsbooks as bettors want to cash in on the great play!

NHL Metropolitan Betting Lines

NHL Metropolitan betting lines offer some good value throughout the year, especially when the better teams in this division meet up. You generally won’t find these rivals dominating one another throughout the year, so keep that in mind when handicapping the games.  

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 19 March
AOT Jackets 5 - 4 Boston Bruins +143 -154 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 4 - 0 Buffalo Sabres -222 +205 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 2 - 0 Montreal Canadiens -156 +147 Odds
AOT Los Angeles Kings 4 - 3 Minnesota Wild +126 -132 Odds
FT Calgary Flames 2 - 5 Arizona Coyotes -125 +120 Odds
Tuesday 20 March
FT Jackets 5 - 3 New York Rangers -141 +127 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 4 New York Islanders -192 +177 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 3 - 4 Washington Capitals +117 -127 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 7 - 3 Carolina Hurricanes +146 -156 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 7 - 2 Ottawa Senators -135 +125 Odds
PEN Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 5 Detroit Red Wings -149 +142 Odds
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 3 - 4 Tampa Bay Lightning +156 -164 Odds
AOT Los Angeles Kings 1 - 2 Winnipeg Jets +152 -161 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 5 - 1 Chicago Blackhawks -115 +105 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 1 - 4 Knights +270 -303 Odds
FT New Jersey Devils 2 - 6 San Jose Sharks +143 -154 Odds
Wednesday 21 March
FT Montreal Canadiens 3 - 5 Pittsburgh Penguins +226 -244 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 4 - 1 Buffalo Sabres +101 -110 Odds
AOT Boston Bruins 1 - 2 St. Louis Blues -106 -101 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 4 - 0 Calgary Flames -105 -103 Odds
Thursday 22 March
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 7 - 6 New York Islanders -179 +167 Odds
FT New York Rangers 3 - 4 Philadelphia Flyers +185 -200 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 5 - 6 Carolina Hurricanes +170 -185 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 0 - 4 Jackets +136 -143 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 6 - 2 Ottawa Senators -130 +120 Odds
FT Washington Capitals 1 - 0 Detroit Red Wings -164 +157 Odds
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 5 - 2 Nashville Predators +140 -149 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 5 - 2 Chicago Blackhawks +154 -161 Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 7 - 1 Colorado Avalanche +105 -115 Odds
AOT Knights 1 - 2 San Jose Sharks +139 -149 Odds
Friday 23 March
FT Montreal Canadiens 3 - 0 Buffalo Sabres -105 -115 Odds
AOT New Jersey Devils 4 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +175 -189 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 1 - 4 St. Louis Blues +267 -294 Odds
AOT Anaheim Ducks 2 - 3 Winnipeg Jets +144 -154 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 3 - 2 Dallas Stars +120 -127 Odds
Saturday 24 March
Knights 15:00 Colorado Avalanche -120 -110 Odds
Calgary Flames 16:00 San Jose Sharks +155 -164 Odds
Washington Capitals 19:00 Montreal Canadiens -175 +165 Odds
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs +225 -244 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Ottawa Senators -130 +122 Odds
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Florida Panthers +178 -189 Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 New Jersey Devils -149 +142 Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 New York Islanders +111 -120 Odds
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 New York Rangers +155 -164 Odds
St. Louis Blues 19:00 Jackets +136 -145 Odds
Nashville Predators 20:00 Minnesota Wild -110 -120 Odds
Los Angeles Kings 22:00 Edmonton Oilers -115 +110 Odds
Sunday 25 March
Philadelphia Flyers 12:30 Pittsburgh Penguins
Vancouver Canucks 19:00 Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators 19:00 Winnipeg Jets
Boston Bruins 19:30 Minnesota Wild
Anaheim Ducks 21:30 Edmonton Oilers

NHL Metropolitan Standings

Three different division winners in as many seasons means there is plenty of shuffling in the NHL Metropolitan standings every year. To see what this year’s Metropolitan standings look like, check the chart below.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 106 74 39 19 271 211
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 102 73 38 17 243 188
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 74 32 23 251 210
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 93 74 33 24 230 217
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 90 75 31 27 246 229
6 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 89 75 29 28 214 206
7 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 75 28 25 226 223
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 84 74 27 28 223 224
9 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 72 31 28 219 222
10 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 75 74 27 31 203 237
11 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 72 74 22 34 214 240
12 New York Islanders New York Islanders 72 74 22 33 241 270
13 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 66 75 22 36 188 237
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 65 74 19 36 189 229
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 63 73 17 36 201 257
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 58 74 17 39 173 243
Regular Western Conference
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 106 73 38 15 238 183
2 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 100 74 37 21 249 202
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 100 74 39 19 245 192
4 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 93 74 33 23 227 202
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 89 73 34 25 227 210
6 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 89 75 31 27 219 187
7 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 89 75 32 24 212 200
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 88 74 33 26 237 217
9 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 87 74 31 28 207 195
10 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 84 75 30 29 214 204
11 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 80 75 26 30 204 226
12 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 71 74 22 36 214 236
13 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 69 75 23 36 211 233
14 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 61 74 16 38 184 237
15 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 61 75 22 40 193 246
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 100 74 37 21 249 202
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 93 74 33 23 227 202
3 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 89 75 31 27 219 187
4 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 89 75 32 24 212 200
5 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 80 75 26 30 204 226
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 71 74 22 36 214 236
7 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 61 74 16 38 184 237
8 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 61 75 22 40 193 246
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 106 73 38 15 238 183
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 100 74 39 19 245 192
3 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 89 73 34 25 227 210
4 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 88 74 33 26 237 217
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 87 74 31 28 207 195
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 84 75 30 29 214 204
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 69 75 23 36 211 233
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 93 74 33 24 230 217
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 90 75 31 27 246 229
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 89 75 29 28 214 206
4 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 75 28 25 226 223
5 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 84 74 27 28 223 224
6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 75 74 27 31 203 237
7 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 72 74 22 34 214 240
8 New York Islanders New York Islanders 72 74 22 33 241 270
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 106 74 39 19 271 211
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 102 73 38 17 243 188
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 74 32 23 251 210
4 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 72 31 28 219 222
5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 66 75 22 36 188 237
6 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 65 74 19 36 189 229
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 63 73 17 36 201 257
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 58 74 17 39 173 243

How To Bet On NHL Metropolitan Division

The Rangers and Capitals not only won this division the past two years, but they also were able to capture the President’s Trophy in those respective seasons. NHL bettors can use that information in their handicapping as it shows that at times this division can be more “top-heavy” than others in the league as the top teams in the Metropolitan typically take care of business against their weaker division rivals. That may not always be the case, but it’s tough to argue with the fact that there will be a team or two in this division every year that will struggle to win games.

That idea is not too surprising when you consider that Ovechkin and Crosby dominate the headlines for this division and their respective teams are always near the top of the division standings. Those two guys have been the face of the NHL for the better part of a decade, thus the Penguins and Capitals will receive their fair share of inflated moneylines throughout the course of a year.

However, those NHL bettors looking to play the puck lines on games (+/- 1.5), can find some great results from teams in this division. In the 2015-16 regular season, five of the top 10 teams against the puckline spread came from the Metropolitan division, and not all of them finished with a winning record. Washington, Carolina, NY Rangers, New Jersey, and Philadelphia finished with a combined profit of $3676 for $100/game bettors on their respective pucklines.

That is quite the profit margin over the course of a season and it tells bettors that while the Metropolitan might be considered “top heavy”, these teams play plenty of close games and know how to turn a profit for NHL bettors.