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What Are NHL Power Rankings?
* Power Rankings are updated every Monday and Friday of the NHL regular season. Ranks are based on a rolling 20-game range overall; early in the season, this date range reaches back to regular-season games of the previous year.
Wins and losses, that’s what an NHL standings page will show you – hardly a comprehensive look into the relative strengths and weaknesses of pro hockey teams. But that’s what some novice handicappers rely on to make their NHL bets, ex. if the Tampa Bay Lightning are first overall and the Ottawa Senators are 29th overall, they'd bet on the Lightning
NHL power rankings aim to break down all the stats that are important beyond the win-loss column. After crunching the stats on power-play efficiency, goal differentials and road strength, you might find that the line on the Lightning vs Senators game actually favors Ottawa.
When one team’s strengths fit into another team’s weaknesses, you have an edge -- compare that edge against the NHL moneylines each day and you may have a reason to put down some cash.
How are NHL Power Rankings created?
We take 12 sets of NHL stats, gather them from across the league and run our specialized formula against the numbers. Scoring, goals-against average, PK efficiency, power-play rating, road/home stats and more are considered to come up with our overall power number.
We crunch that against a strength-of-schedule number that balances out the rough edges because a team beating up on lousy competition should not be climbing the power ladder faster than a team playing tough competition. At some point, that “hot” team is going to crash and burn and you’re going to know exactly when and why -- that’s when savvy hockey bettors make their cash.
We run the stats on offense and defense for every game and display the findings; the final product is a truer picture of the strongest teams in the NHL, top to bottom. That list should help you judge the best odds on an NHL moneyline, OVER/UNDER, or puckline.