Betting on NHL Playoffs in New Zealand

The NHL Playoffs are the highlight of the National Hockey League schedule. Betting on the NHL playoffs is also a huge sideshow that comes with all the action. There are NHL playoffs at division level however the main NHL playoffs are also known as the Stanley Cup. These are the national league playoffs to determine the season champion. If you need a good betting guide to place the best NHL playoffs predictions you have come to the right place. We have compiled the latest NHL standings and other statistics to help Kiwi bettors make good wagers. Knowing the previous stats and trends of previous playoffs in this case the NHL Playoffs 2018, helps in shaping your future bet choices

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How NHL Playoffs Work

The NHL playoffs consist of head to head matches between teams from the various NHL conference division. Eight teams from each of the conferences play against each other to claim the Stanley Cup. The eight teams in the national hockey league playoffs are chosen through division and conference level playoffs. Therefore, the teams that make it to the NHL Stanley Cup are the best out of the various divisions and conferences.

Any New Zealand bettor who wants to bet on the NHL play offs must understand that the odds for outright winners may be more difficult to predict. However other bets such as totals NHL playoffs predictions are much smarter bets to make because, bettors can refer to previous stats to guide their wagers. Because the NHL playoff bracket includes the cream of each division moneylines and puck lines maybe trickier to correctly predict. However, if you are well informed about NHL Playoff stats you can at least form a decent betting strategy.

NHL Playoff Stats

The Stanley Cup has a rich history behind it. It has been in existence for 100 years and in that time some trends and traditions have been established. For the past 20 years of the NHL Playoffs, 7 times the Eastern conference has won the Cup. While the Western Conference teams have won 13 of those times.

Some funny traditions have sprung and grown roots in the NHL playoffs. Some of these are the unshaven state of players and fans alike. It has been a quirk of many fans and player to not shave until their team wins or gets eliminated. Teams have also been known not to hoist division level playoffs cups. It is done in reverence of the Stanley Cup NHL play-offs, to honour it as the ultimate cup. However, there are teams who have completely ignore this tradition and gone on to win the Stanley Cup

NHL Playoffs Standings

  National Hockey League GP W L OT PTS ROW Goals For Goals Against
1 Tampa Bay 66 50 12 4 104 44 258 174
2 Calgary 66 41 18 7 89 41 234 192
3 Boston 65 39 17 9 87 37 194 161
4 Toronto 66 41 21 4 86 41 239 188
5 San Jose 66 39 19 8 86 39 238 206
6 Washington 66 38 21 7 83 34 226 208
7 Winnipeg 65 39 22 4 82 37 222 193
8 NY Islanders 65 37 21 7 81 34 187 157
9 Nashville 68 38 25 5 81 35 202 180
10  Carolina 65 36 23 6 78 35 196 176
11  Pittsburgh 65 34 22 9 77 33 226 202
12  Montréal 66 35 24 7 77 33 201 193
13  Vegas 67 36 26 5 77 33 201 187
14  Columbus 65 36 26 3 75 36 203 197
15  St. Louis 65 34 25 6 74 33 187 181
16  Philadelphia 66 32 26 8 72 30 201 219
17  Dallas 65 33 27 5 71 33 166 170
18  Minnesota 66 32 27 7 71 31 182 191
19  Arizona 65 32 28 5 69 28 176 183
20  Colorado 66 28 26 12 68 27 216 208
21  Buffalo 66 30 28 8 68 26 190 211
22  Florida 65 28 26 11 67 25 207 224
23  NY Rangers 65 27 27 11 65 21 190 218
24  Edmonton 66 29 30 7 65 26 187 216
25  Chicago 66 27 30 9 63 26 220 250
26  Vancouver 66 27 30 9 63 24 180 206
27  Anaheim 66 25 32 9 59 22 144 203
28  New Jersey 66 25 33 8 58 24 188 223
29  Los Angeles 65 24 33 8 56 22 158 207
30  Detroit 65 23 33 9 55 21 179 223
31  Ottawa 66 23 38 5 51 23 195 246
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