How To Bet On NHL Pacific Division

You might not think hockey when you think West Coast. Perhaps you think the lifestyle there is too laid back to marry up with the intensity that takes place on the ice, but watch one NHL Pacifiic Division game and you will be hooked. There’s skill, physical punishment, and plenty of end-to-end, fast-paced excitement whenever two of these teams meet and that leads to opportunities for optimal wagering. So strap in and get ready to bet on the Pacific Division. [+]

Both the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings have brought the Stanley Cup to Tinseltown in recent years and the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers also show significant Stanley Cup potential. The Vancouver Canucks have come ever so close on a few occasions, the San Jose Sharks are always hovering around and the Arizona Coyotes are a club assembling a horde of young stars that could soon see them on the horizon of achieving great things.

What Are The NHL Pacific Division Standings

In the days before the internet, keeping track of the Pacific Division standings would have been a challenge as it was rare, due to late starts, for West Coast game results to make deadlines. [+]

That’s no longer the case, so there’s no excuse for any bettor not to be on top of who is where in the standings.

With the demanding travel schedule that these teams face and the varying time zones they deal with, teams can trend upward or downward in quick fashion, so if you take a few days off from studying the Pacific Division standings, you will regret it. It may require some late nights in order to stay up and get the latest injury updates, but it will be worth it when that homework pays off in successful wagering.

NHL
NHL
# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 79 57 32 16 204 154
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 78 55 31 12 185 133
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 73 58 24 19 192 162
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 71 56 23 17 176 165
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 68 58 23 22 182 174
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 66 57 21 19 169 167
7 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 64 56 20 20 168 174
8 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 63 57 22 21 158 169
9 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 62 56 18 23 151 156
10 New York Islanders New York Islanders 60 58 18 25 194 214
11 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 59 57 19 25 166 175
12 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 55 55 17 23 149 166
13 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 54 53 20 23 154 172
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 51 55 17 26 144 172
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 47 55 13 27 147 194
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 44 57 14 30 137 188
Regular Western Conference
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 78 56 28 15 192 154
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 77 55 26 12 173 143
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 75 57 29 15 183 154
4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 72 59 27 21 170 151
5 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 70 57 26 20 175 151
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 68 57 23 19 166 158
7 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 67 56 25 20 168 158
8 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 66 57 20 20 161 164
9 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 65 56 22 21 162 140
10 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 65 58 22 20 161 166
11 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 64 55 24 21 174 163
12 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 56 57 19 25 160 166
13 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 50 55 16 28 157 184
14 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 50 56 19 28 147 180
15 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 40 57 7 32 137 195
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 78 56 28 15 192 154
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 68 57 23 19 166 158
3 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 66 57 20 20 161 164
4 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 65 56 22 21 162 140
5 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 65 58 22 20 161 166
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 50 55 16 28 157 184
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 50 56 19 28 147 180
8 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 40 57 7 32 137 195
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 77 55 26 12 173 143
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 75 57 29 15 183 154
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 72 59 27 21 170 151
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 70 57 26 20 175 151
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 67 56 25 20 168 158
6 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 64 55 24 21 174 163
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 56 57 19 25 160 166
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 71 56 23 17 176 165
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 68 58 23 22 182 174
3 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 66 57 21 19 169 167
4 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 64 56 20 20 168 174
5 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 63 57 22 21 158 169
6 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 62 56 18 23 151 156
7 New York Islanders New York Islanders 60 58 18 25 194 214
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 59 57 19 25 166 175
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 79 57 32 16 204 154
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 78 55 31 12 185 133
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 73 58 24 19 192 162
4 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 55 55 17 23 149 166
5 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 54 53 20 23 154 172
6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 51 55 17 26 144 172
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 47 55 13 27 147 194
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 44 57 14 30 137 188

Pacific Division Betting Tips

As hard as it may be to believe, pro hockey has been part of the West Coast in both Canada and the United States since shortly after the turn of the 20th century. The Portland Rosebuds were the first Western U.S.team to play for the Stanley Cup in 1915-16 and the following season, the Seattle Metropolitans became the first American team to lift Lord Stanley’s mug. Vancouver (1914-15) also won the league prior to the formation of the NHL in 1917-18.

Edmonton and Calgary have played in some of the most bitterly competitive series in the history of the NHL, the first minor pro league was formed in California, with many Canadian players headed to the warmer climates to play their trade. That staple of hockey, the Zamboni, was also invented in California in the 1940s.

When the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams in 1967, the Los Angeles Kings and California Seals were among the new franchises. While the Seals never really got it going and eventually relocated to Cleveland in 1976, the Kings would find a foothold on the busy L.A. sporting scene and in the 1990s, when they acquired Wayne Gretzky, hockey’s best player, they became the talk of the town and in 1993, became the first California-based NHL team to play in the Stanley Cup final.

Corsi Ratings

You’ll want to look at With our Without You, or the Corsi Ratings, when you start to delve more deeply into the analytics. Basically, it determines how well a key player performs with, and without, their linemate. Does it make a big difference if their linemate is missing? In the 2014 case of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak, it made a huge difference, as you’ll see in the video below: