The Carolina Hurricanes pretty much ran away with the Metropolitan Division on 2021/22, so it’s no surprise to see their regular season total points set as the highest in the division at 102.5.
The Metropolitan is a tough division, this season having 3 teams in the top 12 favorites to life the Stanley Cup.
Let’s delve into our selections for each team’s regular season total points in the Metropolitan Division.
- 77.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 61 (8th)
It’s not good when you finished bottom of the division the previous year and your new head coach openly admits theirs issues behind the scenes both on and off the ice.
The Flyers added basically no backbone to the team during the off season and things are looking bleak right now, it’s going to be last, at best 2nd last for the Flyers.
Top-rated sportsbooks are offering us a gem here, we are getting the Flyers over / under 77.5 regular season points, which is 17 more than last season. We do not believe they are 17 points better this season.
New Jersey Devils
- 91.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 63 (7th)
The Devils finished ahead of the Flyers in 2021/22 by just 2 points, showing us all that they are just as bad as Philadelphia right now.
We are sorry to all New Jersey Devil fans but this line is laughable, WHY are we getting 91.5 points on a team who only managed 63 last season?
This is the best bet of this entire division by far, take the New Jersey Devils under 91.5 Points.
The Devils are in a constant form of rebuilding and are nowhere near one of the best teams in this division. Only once in the previous 7 years did they hit over 91.5 points.
NHL Pick: Under 91.5 Points (-110) at BetOnline
New York Islanders
- 93.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 84 (5th)
The Islanders are a tough one to call, at first glance their 93.5 points total seems very high, and they parted ways with Barry Trotz in the off season.
It has to be said though, the Islanders got off to a shaky start last season, firstly having to deal with 13 road games in a row, and then tried to settle into a new arena.
The Islanders have the defensive ability to do super things, but yet again their offense seems to be letting them down, with Mathew Barzal the only true shining light.
It’s a tough one, this line gives us an off feeling, it should be a little lower.
NHL Pick: Pass
- 102.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 116 (1st)
There’s no doubt the Canes took some hits this off season losing Tony DeAngelo and Nino Niederreiter.
They signed some strong players, and Brent Burns is now part of the roster, which can never be a bad thing even if he isn’t quite the player he once was, his presence alone should lift this team.
The runaway leaders last season, Carolina are the most favored amongst the Metropolitan Division to lift the Stanley Cup this season at NHL odds of +1100. Their points total line is a significant drop to the amount of points they accumulated last season (14 points less).
This is an easy over bet for us, they have one of the best defences in the league and we believe they will win this division this upcoming season.
NHL Pick: Over 102.5 Points (-120) at BetOnline
- 94.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 100 (4th)
The Capitals started last season in strong from but wavered as the season went on, it was impressive to see they managed to get 100 points last season. Captain Alexander Ovechkin had a big season despite being 37 years old.
Washington seen over 94.5 regular season points in 3 of their previous 5 seasons and they added some decent players this off season, including Stanley Cup winning goaltender Darcy Kuemper.
It’s hard to tell of the bat how much they will have to rely on a soon to be 38 year old Ovechkin.
This line is too sharp for us, we are going to pass.
NHL Pick: Pass
- 101.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 103 (3rd)
It’s no secret the Penguins are growing tired and “old” as their glory days of the early 2010’s has seen a rapid decline in recent years.
It seems all we are waiting for now is the departure of Sidney Crosby before its officially the end of that era for Penguins fans.
They are on a decline and 101.5 points seem a little too high for us right now, they still have a strong roster and the addition of Jeff Petry from the Canadians should keep things ticking over.
They’ll likely make the playoffs but fall just under 101.5 points.
NHL Pick: Under 101.5 Points (-117) at BetOnline
New York Rangers
- 99.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 110 (2nd)
This is an outright steal, just like the New Jersey Devils line.
The Rangers have one of the best goaltenders in the league right now in Igor Shesterkin, a solid defence and a new signing who should bolster their already impressive attack in Vincent Trocheck.
We believe the Rangers should finish second in the division as our NHL pick, they might even give Carolina a run for their money, this seems like an easy overs bet.
NHL Pick: Over 99.5 Points (-114) at BetOnline
Columbus Blue Jackets
- 79.5 Points
- Last Season Pts: 81 (6th)
The Blue Jackets went big this off season signing Johnny Gaudreau to a 7 year deal and made sure they secured Patrik Laine for the long term.
This 79.5 line seems to sharp for us right now, it’s hard to tell what Columbus team is going to show up this season, even with their impressive attacking force.
NHL Pick: Pass
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