So far few NHL teams have had records favoring the 'over' this year, but will that change? We’ll find out, but for now, here’s a look at three of the best 'over' teams in the NHL season so far.

In one of the strangest oddities you might see in a long time, the NHL totals have been dominated by unders this season. At the All-Star break, only nine teams had a totals record where the over had cashed more times than the under. That means the under is the better play with the remaining 21 teams. 

Colorado Avalanche 

The Colorado Avalanche are the NHL's best Over teamThe Colorado Avalanche are the model for overs in the NHL odds as they simple don’t have the goaltending to stop anyone but their grouping of forwards can definitely score to keep their team in it. 

The math is simple: they are fourth in the NHL in scoring (3.18 goals per game) and second-last in goals allowed (3.22 per game). 

Last season, Colorado received some surprise stellar goaltending from veteran Craig Anderson as he posted a GAA of 2.64. That number has ballooned to 3.12 this season. Backup Peter Budaj has a GAA that’s even higher at 3.17 and is coming off a month where he posted a GAA of 3.68. 

The Avs are especially a good team to bet over at home where their penalty killing unit is atrocious.  They kill off just 77.2% of their penalties overall, which ranks them 28th in the NHL but that percentage drops down to 70% at home. 

With good goal scoring, bad netminding and a bad penalty kill, this team is your best NHL team to bet on for overs on a consistent basis. 

Phoenix Coyotes 

At the All-Star break, 30 of the Phoenix Coyotes 49 games had gone over the total this season. Without a doubt, they have been one of the best over plays if you’re betting it on a regular basis. 

Just like Colorado, Phoenix is also a good over play at home. The Coyotes play better on the road (15-8-4) than at home (10-9-5) and their goal scoring reflects that as well. 

At home, the Coyotes score 3.13 goals per game versus just 2.67 on the road. But they also allow more at home (2.78) than on the road (2.70). 

Another main reason for the Coyotes being a great home-over team is because goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has a GAA of 2.85 at home versus 2.31 when away. Clearly, he’s better on the road. 

Nine of the Coyotes last 10 games prior to the All-Star break went over. Keep that in mind now that the second part of the season is underway. 

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders were tied for the fifth-best over record in the NHL at the All-Star break and while most people wouldn’t think it, they are typically a better bet to play over than under. 

For starters, they allow more goals than anybody in the Eastern Conference (3.17 per game), which already puts them in good position for overs. The only that is missing is goal scoring, which is on the way. 

The Islanders are young team that gets better each time they step on the ice. Players like John Tavares or Austrian rookie Michael Grabner continue to improve. The Isles also got a key weapon back in the lineup when Kyle Okposo returned from injury in the middle of January. 

They have averaged 2.9 goals per game over their last 10, which is also why the over is 7-3 in those games. Throw in the fact that goaltender Rick DiPietro has a GAA of 3.42 and you’ve got a team that is set to play many more overs this season.