Sit up right and hold on tight, BetUS NHL betting nation.
The Florida Panthers suddenly look like a real Stanley Cup contender. The Minnesota Wild have been surprisingly impressive in the loaded West Division. Alexander Ovechkin and the explosive Washington Capitals are lighting up the scoreboard with the greatest of ease.
Winnipeg is challenging Toronto for first place in the North Division, but one team stands head and shoulders above all others when t comes to playing Over the NHL Odds total. With a full slate of sportsbook betting action on tap heading into Tuesday night, let’s find out which five teams are atop the NHL total odds betting standings and get in on the action with our daily NHL odds.
5. Florida (15-11-2 O/U)
Florida (19-5-4) is suddenly atop the Central Division standings. The Panthers head into Tuesday night’s action riding the wave of a four-game winning streak. Florida is 6-1 in its last seven games after spanking Chicago 6-3 on Monday night. The Panthers rank a stellar second in scoring (3.4 GPG) and a respectable 13th in goals allowed (2.8 GPG). Center Aleksander Barkov and left winger Jonathan Huberdeau are tied for seventh in the NHL in scoring with an identical 34 points.
4. Minnesota (15-11 O/U)
The Wild have been one of the most pleasant surprises in the NHL this season. Minnesota has won four straight (and five of the last six), and now sits in second place in the West Division standings behind Vegas. The Wild have been rock-solid defensively in limiting the opposition to 2.5 goals per game (7th). Minnesota also averages 3.2 goals per game to rank 12th in scoring. The Wild have scored an identical four goals in three straight games, Minnesota has scored four goals or more six times in their last nine games overall.
3. Winnipeg (16-11-1 O/U)
Winnipeg is in second place in the North standings, but has alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Fun fact. The Jets have scored at least four goals in each of their last four wins. Ironically, the Jets have also allowed at least four goals in each of their last four losses. Winnipeg ranks an encouraging sixth in scoring (3.4 GPG) and a modest 14th in goals allowed (2.9 GPG).
2. Washington (15-10-2 O/U)
Washington is the NHL’s version of the Brooklyn Nets, and allow 3.1 goals per game to rank 21st in defense. Alexander Ovechkin and company are putting a stellar 3.5 goals per game to rank second to Tampa Bay in scoring. The Caps head into Tuesday night riding the wave of a five game winning streak. Washington has won nine of 10 overall. After scoring an identical five goals in three straight games, Washington blitzed overmatched Buffalo 6-0 on Tuesday night.
1. Philadelphia (18-8 O/U)
Philadelphia (14-9-3) is in fifth place in the East standings after getting past the Rangers 5-4 in overtime on Monday night. The Flyers haven’t played like the contenders they were expected to be this season because they’ve been awful defensively. Philly is giving up 3.3 goals per game to rank 27th in goals allowed. The Flyers are ranked an impressive sixth in scoring by putting up an identical 3.3 goals per game. Philadelphia’s combination of great offense and poor defense makes the Flyers the top Over team in the league right now.
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