Following the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio it was obvious that radical changes were needed. The game had become a farce. Much of that is understandable based on the potential of injury to expensive and valuable franchise players. Putting these commodities at risk rankled owners and players alike. Above all the NHL All-Star Game was exposed to the truth of being an exhibition show. As a result, gamblers learned to take the NHL betting matchup over the total. A divisional format was introduced in 2016. The quality of play has improved since then.
2020 National Hockey League All-Star Game
|Date and Time:||Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:15 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri|
|2020 NHL All-Star Game TV Coverage:||NBC and NBCSN|
|NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
2020 NHL All-Star Game Overview
First, the Metropolitan Division will face the Atlantic Division at 8:15 p.m. ET. Next will be the online betting matchup of the Pacific Division vs. Central Division at 9:15 p.m. ET. The two winners will advance to play for the All-Star Game win. Each match will have two, ten-minute halves and feature three-on-three play. Correlate that the Metropolitan Division has won two of the last three All-Star Games. While the Pacific Division has won the other two since the format change. Enterprise Center has been home to the franchise since 1995.
For the third time in history, the city of St. Louis will host the NHL All-Star Game. To show the Blues franchise previously hosted at the old St. Louis Arena in 1970 and 1988. Consider that the Blues won their first-ever Stanley Cup championship last June. As a result, this will be an even more special occasion for the city of St. Louis. Civic pride has never been higher due to its championship hockey team. Namely, Ryan O’Reilly, David Perron, Alex Pietrangelo, and Jordan Binnington are top St. Louis All-Stars.
Key Atlantic Division Players: F Artemi Panarin, Blue Jackets (26 G, 42 A, 68 PTS, +23), D Victor Hedman, Lightning (9 G, 32 A, 41 PTS, +9), G Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning, (23-9-2, 2.58 GAA, .916 SVPCT, 2 SO)
Key Metropolitan Division Players: F David Pastrnak, Bruins (36 G, 30 A, 66 PTS), D John Carlson (13 G, 45 A, 58 PTS, +14), G Braden Holtby, Capitals (18-9-4, 3.02 GAA, .899 SVPCT, 0 SO)
Key Central Division Players: F Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche (27 G, 41 A, 68 PTS, +4), D Alex Pietrangelo, Blues (12 G, 26 A, 38 PTS, +12), G Jordan Binnington, Blues (22-7-5, 2.51 GAA, .915 SVPCT, 1 SO)
Key Pacific Division Players: F Connor McDavid, Oilers (25 G, 49 A, 74 PTS, -4), D Mark Giordano, Flames (5 G, 16 A, 21 PTS, +2), G Jacob Markstrom, Canucks (18-13-3, 2.71 GAA, .916 SVPCT, 1 SO)
2020 NHL All-Star Game Betting Picks
On this occasion look for the Blues to go marching in again. The past year has been a magical one for the St. Louis franchise. And the timing for hosting the All-Star Game could not be more perfect. Look for the Blues All-Stars to spark a Central Division NHL betting payout!
2020 NHL All-Star Game Betting Pick: Central Division