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NHL Betting: October’s Best & Worst Bets

Tyler Seguin Dallas Stars

A simple glance at the standings shows us who the best and worst NHL teams are so far this season, but how have teams fared so far at the betting window? With every team having at least 10 games under their belts, let’s take a look at the NHL’s best and worst money makers in October.

Best and Worst OVER/UNDER Teams in October

The NHL’s top OVER team in October was the Boston Bruins, who went 8-2 O/U. The Bruins are first in the league with 3.9 goals per game and rank in the bottom five in goals allowed per game. The surging Dallas Stars weren’t far off the top mark, going 8-3 O/U.

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins were tied for the NHL’s top UNDER team in October, both going 1-8-2 O/U. Both teams struggled to find the back of the net, both ranking in the bottom seven in the league for goals per game.

Of the 163 games played in October, 39% have gone OVER and 47% have gone UNDER.

Best OVER Teams in October
  • Bruins (8-2) = 80% OVER
  • Stars (8-3) = 72.7% OVER
  • Oilers (7-4-1) = 58.3% OVER
Best UNDER Teams in October
  • Blackhawks (1-8-2) = 72.7% UNDER
  • Penguins (1-8-2) = 72.7% UNDER
  • Rangers (2-6-3) = 54.5% UNDER

Best and Worst Teams to Bet On

Backers of the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens have been cashing in so far this season as the two conference leading teams have also been the best teams to bet on. Based on making $100 money line bets on each of their games, Dallas is +597 while Montreal is +568.

Backers of the Ducks, Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs might be ready to call it quits as the teams aren’t just struggling to pick up wins, they’re also putting their bettors in a serious hole. Based on making $100 money line bets on each of their games, Anaheim is -813, Columbus is -784 and Toronto is -759. It might be best to look elsewhere until these teams turn it around. I’m sure they’re already used to it, but Leafs fans might be waiting awhile.

Best Teams to bet on

Based on betting $100 on the money line for the team every game

  • Stars +597
  • Canadiens +568
  • Blues +369
Worst Teams to bet on

Based on betting $100 on the money line for the team every game

  • Ducks -813
  • Blue Jackets -784
  • Maple Leafs -759

Check out our latest conference futures here, or wager on (or against) any of the above teams at Bovada.

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