Welcome to the second installment of the
Scores&Stats NHL betting power rankings.
Multiple teams have already played five games. While the sample size is still small, we’re starting to see which teams will be contenders and which teams will be basement dwellers this season.
Here are some quick-hitting betting trends to digest before we get into the rankings.
(Trends for Games Played Through Friday, October 11th, 2019) Previous Rankings: Week 1 SU Records: Win / Loss / Overtime Loss / Shootout Loss ● Favorites (Oct 5th-11th): 23-12-4-4 and 15-28 ATS(Season: 36-14-5-5 and 23-37 ATS) ● Underdogs (Oct 5th-11th): 20-21-2-0 and 28-15 ATS (Season: 24-33-2-1 and 37-23 ATS) ● Game Totals (Oct 5th-11th): 24 Overs / 16 Unders (Season: 32 Overs / 25 Unders)
Home favorites have been winning (28-11-4-4 SU), but are only 18-30 on the puck line.
Keep in mind our NHL power rankings aren’t like the mainstream rankings you’ll read. Our rankings are strictly based on how profitable a team has been by betting them on the money line.
The profit/loss numbers in the rankings are based on betting $100 on the team’s money line (ML).
Stanley Cup Odds: +8000 Record: 3-1 (+$435) / 3-1 ATS Previous Rank: 15
The Red Wings are off to a surprisingly hot start. It has been made possible by the Wings 1st line of Larkin, Mantha and Bertuzzi who have combined to score 10 of the team’s 14 goals.
Stanley Cup Odds: +2200 Record: 5-0 (+424) / 4-1 ATS Previous Rank: 11
The Hurricanes are a perfect 5-0 and on their way to surpassing last year’s 99 points. Carolina have cashed three times as underdogs already and have scored 3+ goals in every game.
Stanley Cup Odds: +3300 Record: 4-0 (+$394) / 2-2 ATS Previous Rank: 10
McDavid leads the team with 10 points in only 4 games, however, the big surprise has been Neal who has sniped 7 goals already, including a 4-goal outing in a 5-2 win against the Islanders.
Stanley Cup Odds: +5000 Record: 4-0-1 (+$350) / 3-2 ATS Previous Rank: 2
The Sabres schedule hasn’t been the toughest, but they’ve been winning. Eichel (3G/4A) and Dahlin (1G/6A) lead the team with 7 points apiece. Is this the year the Sabres make the playoffs?
Stanley Cup Odds: +8000 Record: 4-1 (+$274) / 4-1 ATS Previous Rank: 6
Gibson has been great to start the season, going 3-1 with a 1.26 GAA and .961 SV%. The Ducks aren’t going to score much this season, though, so it’s likely the Ducks start to regress.
Stanley Cup Odds: +1200 Record: 3-0 (+$226) / 3-0 ATS Previous Rank: 9
Rantanen leads the team with 3 goals and is tied with MacKinnon for the team-lead in points (5). Not only are the Avs undefeated, but they’ve won all three games by 2 goals, covering the puck line.
Stanley Cup Odds: +1000 Record: 3-1 (+$175) / 1-3 ATS Previous Rank: 5
You’ve got to be careful with the Bruins. They’re profitable at the moment, but that likely won’t last. I would avoid betting them on the puck line, as each of their three wins have been by a single goal.
Stanley Cup Odds: +3000 Record: 2-0 (+$160) / 1-1 ATS Previous Rank: 8
Konecny leads the team with 3 goals and 5 points through two games. Hart is 2-0 with a shutout in the Flyers last game. Philly plays tonight (@VAN), Tuesday (@CGY) and Wednesday (@EDM).
Stanley Cup Odds: +3300 Record: 2-0 (+$157) / 2-0 ATS Previous Rank: 7
We haven’t seen much of the Rangers yet this season, but they’re 2-0 with wins against the Jets (6-4) and Senators (4-1). Zibanejad (4G/4A) already has 8 points, while Panarin (2G/2A) has 4 points.
Stanley Cup Odds: +2500 Record: 3-2 (+$153) / 3-2 ATS Previous Rank: 14
The Jets crack the top 10 after two consecutive wins. Laine leads the team with 10 points (3G/7A). It’s nice to see him off to a hot start after the turmoil in Winnipeg this off-season.
Stanley Cup Odds: +1400 Record: 3-0-1 (+$139) / 2-2 ATS Previous Rank: 17
I thought the Blues would be an early fade, but that hasn’t been the case yet. The Blues have won three in a row and they already have five players who have scored multiple goals.
Stanley Cup Odds: +1600 Record: 3-1 (+$89) / 2-2 ATS Previous Rank: 12
The Predators are going to be big favorites most nights. It’s always tough betting on big favs, as one loss can wipe out multiple games of profits. The Preds have scored 5+ goals in three games already.
Stanley Cup Odds: +8000 Record: 1-2 (-$5) / 2-1 ATS Previous Rank: 16
The Kings have problems between the pipes. Quick is 0-2 with a 7.17 GAA and .750 SV%. Until LA can stop allowing 6+ goals a game, they’re going to struggle to win many games this season.
Stanley Cup Odds: +750 Record: 2-1-1 (-$49) / 2-2 ATS Previous Rank: 13
The Lightning had a slow start to the season, but they’re fresh off a 7-3 drubbing of the Leafs. TB is a deep team with offensive firepower (13 Players with 2+ Points), but they need to play more defense.
Stanley Cup Odds: +1800 Record: 2-1-1 (-$55) / 1-3 ATS Previous Rank: 18
Calgary will win a lot of hockey games again this season, but will struggle to turn a profit for bettors, as they’ll be big favs. The Flames have already been priced at -205 or more on the ML in two games.
Stanley Cup Odds: +1600 Record: 2-1-2 (-$60) / 3-2 ATS Previous Rank: 1
The Capitals started the season with two wins, but have lost three consecutive games. Ovechkin is off to a slow start by his standards, but he’s tied for the team-lead in goals (3) with Oshie.
Stanley Cup Odds: +850 Record: 2-2 (-$67) / 2-2 ATS Previous Rank: 3
Two consecutive losses as favorites have cut into the Golden Knights early profits. The playoff race in the West is going to be tight and VGK can’t afford many losses against teams like Arizona.
Stanley Cup Odds: +2200 Record: 2-2 (-$78) / 1-3 ATS Previous Rank: 21
Malkin is injured and will miss at least a month according to reports. Crosby needs to put this team on his back or they could fall down the rankings quickly due to their lack of offensive depth.
Stanley Cup Odds: +4000 Record: 1-2 (-$100) / 3-0 ATS Previous Rank: 25
The Coyotes could be a team to watch this season in the playoff race. They have two one-gao losses and recently beat VGK (4-1) as dogs. They’ve yet to loss on the puck line this season.
Stanley Cup Odds: +4000 Record: 1-2 (-$139) / 2-1 ATS Previous Rank: 28
The Canucks opened the season with losses to rivals Edmonton and Calgary. They bounced back with an 8-2 win over the Kings, but the Canucks are unlikely to make much noise in the Pacific.
Stanley Cup Odds: +4000 Record: 1-1-2 (-$170) / 2-2 ATS Previous Rank: 27
Montreal is another team that needs to step it up defensively. Price hasn’t been great (3.51 GAA and .903 SV%), but it hasn’t been completely his fault. Montreal have allowed 4+ goals in every game.
Stanley Cup Odds: +2000 Record: 1-2-1 (-$190) / 1-3 ATS Previous Rank: 20
I wonder if Bobrovsky is regretting his move to the Panthers. He has only won one game and has allowed 17 goals in four games. Hoffman has been a nice surprise with 5 goals already.
Stanley Cup Odds: +4000 Record: 0-2 (-$200) / 1-1 ATS Previous Rank: 24
Chicago have scored 7 goals in two games, but have allowed 9 goals, which has resulted in a pair of one-goal losses. Chicago play three games in the next week and need to win at least two of them.
Stanley Cup Odds: +800 Record: 2-2-1 (-$208) / 2-3 ATS Previous Rank: 4
The Leafs haven’t started the season how they wanted. They started with two wins, but have now lost three in a row. They’ve allowed 16 goals in the three losses and need to bounce back tonight in DET.
Stanley Cup Odds: +5000 Record: 1-3 (-$213) / 0-4 ATS Previous Rank: 26
Columbus were the #8 seed in the East in last season’s playoffs and they’re off to a bad start after losing several key pieces. I predict CBJ misses the playoffs by the time it’s all said and done.
Stanley Cup Odds: +2800 Record: 1-3 (-$229) / 1-3 ATS Previous Rank: 23
The Islanders shocked more than a few people when they finished with 103 points last season. This season hasn’t started well and they lack the star power to jump into another gear.
Stanley Cup Odds: +2000 Record: 1-3-1 (-$270) / 2-3 ATS Previous Rank: 19
Dallas are scoring 2.4 GPG and off to a terrible start. Seguin and Benn are struggling offensively again. The Stars need to turn things around quickly or else they risk falling far behind in the West.
Stanley Cup Odds: +5000 Record: 0-3 (-$300) / 0-3 ATS Previous Rank: 29
Minnesota have been a great fade early on, as they’ve lost by 2+ goals in every game. Minnesota finished last in the Central last season and are on their way to the same result in 2019/20.
Stanley Cup Odds: +25000 Record: 0-3 (-$300) / 0-3 ATS Previous Rank: 30
The Sens are another team that has lost every game by 2+ goals. The schedule has been tough, though, and I still think the Sens can be a team to tail when they’re playing other weak teams.
Stanley Cup Odds: +2200 Record: 1-4 (-$313) / 0-5 ATS Previous Rank: 31
The season couldn’t have started worse for the Sharks. They finally a game on Thursday night against Chicago (5-4), but they started the year with four consecutive losses by 2+ goals.
Stanley Cup Odds: +3300 Record: 0-2-2 (-$400) / 0-4 ATS Previous Rank: 22
The Devils haven’t won yet. They have lost two games in OT as favs, which means they’re 0-4 ATS as well. I expect NJD to start stringing a few wins together and gaining some ground in the standings.
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