Best NHL Western Conference Betting Sites

The National Hockey League likes to talk up parity, and certainly when you look at the Western Conference, the case for parity is easily made. From top to bottom, the NHL’s Western Conference is stacked with talented, capable teams. In recent seasons, the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators both made their first appearance in the Stanley Cup final and even the newest kids on the block, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, added in 2017-18 as an expansion franchise, are no pushover. [+]

The depth of talented teams within the Western Conference is evident in the teams that have won the Stanley Cup during the past decade. They run the gauntlet from Presidents’ Trophy winners (the 2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks) to teams that barely slipped into postseason play as a No. 8 seed (the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings).

 

NHL Western Conference Betting Lines Today

Make sure you’re aware of the latest betting lines by referencing the game odds below. This widget will help you discover all the different wager types for your preferred game. 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 14 October
FT Anaheim Ducks 2 - 4 Boston Bruins
FT Florida Panthers 6 - 4 New Jersey Devils
AOT St. Louis Blues 2 - 3 New York Islanders
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 0 Ottawa Senators
FT Dallas Stars 0 - 4 Buffalo Sabres
FT Colorado Avalanche 6 - 3 Washington Capitals
FT Edmonton Oilers 1 - 3 Chicago Blackhawks
Tuesday 15 October
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 3 - 1 Montreal Canadiens
FT Arizona Coyotes 4 - 2 Winnipeg Jets
FT Philadelphia Flyers 1 - 3 Calgary Flames
FT Nashville Predators 5 - 2 Knights
FT Detroit Red Wings 1 - 5 Vancouver Canucks
FT Carolina Hurricanes 2 - 0 Los Angeles Kings
Wednesday 16 October
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Dallas Stars 19:00 Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers 21:30 Edmonton Oilers
Buffalo Sabres 22:00 Anaheim Ducks
Carolina Hurricanes 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Thursday 17 October
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 Boston Bruins
New York Rangers 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Minnesota Wild 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Vancouver Canucks 20:00 St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders 20:00 Winnipeg Jets
Detroit Red Wings 21:00 Calgary Flames
Nashville Predators 22:00 Arizona Coyotes
Ottawa Senators 22:00 Knights
Buffalo Sabres 22:30 Los Angeles Kings
Friday 18 October
New York Rangers 19:00 Washington Capitals
Dallas Stars 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Florida Panthers
Jackets 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Detroit Red Wings 21:00 Edmonton Oilers
Carolina Hurricanes 22:00 Anaheim Ducks
Saturday 19 October
Vancouver Canucks 13:00 New Jersey Devils
Montreal Canadiens 15:00 St. Louis Blues
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Dallas Stars 19:00 Philadelphia Flyers
Knights 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Islanders 19:00 Jackets
Ottawa Senators 19:00 Arizona Coyotes
Boston Bruins 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers 20:00 Nashville Predators
Calgary Flames 22:00 Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Sunday 20 October
Vancouver Canucks 13:00 New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens 17:00 Minnesota Wild
Washington Capitals 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Winnipeg Jets
Calgary Flames 21:00 Anaheim Ducks

NHL Western Conference Standings Right Now

The up to date NHL Western Conference standings will be found here and one thing you will notice immediately is the closeness of the teams in the conference. [+]

For instances, during the 2015-16 NHL season, just seven points separated first from fifth overall in the Western Conference and each of those teams garnered at least 102 points. In 2014-15, eight points was the difference between first and sixth in the conference and a team required 97 points just to qualify for the playoffs in the Western Conference.

The Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks all won 40 games during the 2014-15 campaign and failed to earn a playoff position.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 12 7 3 1 26 16
2 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 11 6 3 0 25 13
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 10 6 5 1 16 10
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 9 7 4 2 28 24
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 8 6 4 2 25 16
6 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 8 7 2 2 22 23
7 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 7 6 3 2 23 18
8 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 6 6 3 3 17 21
9 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 6 6 2 2 19 24
10 New York Islanders New York Islanders 6 6 1 3 15 17
11 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 6 6 1 2 22 24
12 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 5 4 2 1 11 9
13 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 4 3 2 1 11 9
14 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 4 5 1 3 11 18
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 2 5 1 4 12 19
16 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 2 6 0 4 13 29
Regular Western Conference
1 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 10 5 4 0 22 12
2 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 10 6 4 1 23 16
3 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 8 6 4 2 28 23
4 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 8 6 4 2 13 10
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 8 6 3 1 19 20
6 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 8 7 4 3 26 19
7 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 8 8 2 4 26 30
8 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 7 7 2 3 18 21
9 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 6 5 2 2 18 11
10 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 5 5 2 2 11 9
11 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 4 6 1 4 20 28
12 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 4 6 2 4 13 22
13 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 3 4 1 2 12 13
14 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 3 7 0 5 13 23
15 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 2 6 1 5 14 25
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 10 6 4 1 23 16
2 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 8 6 4 2 13 10
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 8 7 4 3 26 19
4 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 7 7 2 3 18 21
5 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 6 5 2 2 18 11
6 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 5 5 2 2 11 9
7 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 4 6 1 4 20 28
8 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 4 6 2 4 13 22
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 10 5 4 0 22 12
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 8 6 4 2 28 23
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 8 6 3 1 19 20
4 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 8 8 2 4 26 30
5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 3 4 1 2 12 13
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 3 7 0 5 13 23
7 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 2 6 1 5 14 25
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 12 7 3 1 26 16
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 8 6 4 2 25 16
3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 8 7 2 2 22 23
4 New York Islanders New York Islanders 6 6 1 3 15 17
5 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 5 4 2 1 11 9
6 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 4 3 2 1 11 9
7 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 4 5 1 3 11 18
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 2 6 0 4 13 29
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 11 6 3 0 25 13
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 10 6 5 1 16 10
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 9 7 4 2 28 24
4 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 7 6 3 2 23 18
5 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 6 6 3 3 17 21
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 6 6 2 2 19 24
7 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 6 6 1 2 22 24
8 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 2 5 1 4 12 19

How To Win At Western Conference Betting

The NHL’s Western Conference has produced a couple of teams that could make their case for what could be termed a dynasty during the NHL’s salary cap era. The Chicago Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups between 2010-15 (2009-10, 2012-13, 2014-15) and the Los Angeles Kings won a pair of Cups between 2011-12 and 2013-14.

When they were still situated in the Western Conference, the Detroit Red Wings were the last team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

For the most part, you should expect close, low-scoring games when Western Conference teams meet. Several of the NHL’s top best defensive teams reside in the West.

That being said, you can also find a variety of hockey styles prevalent in the Western Conference. The Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars are teams capable of scoring goals by the bushel full. The Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames, though, are clubs built more around the strategy of playing solid defense first and foremost.

The Western Conference is also loaded with some of the NHL’s top scorers, from Edmonton’s Connor McDavid to Chicago’s Patrick Kane, as well as San Jose’s Joe Pavelski and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues.