NHL Betting, Odds & Tips
For anyone looking to get involved in NHL betting offers, there are a number of different options available. The most common hockey betting choice among NHL bettors is the Money Line, where you are simply betting on one team to win the game (even should OT or penalties be required.
Other popular NHL lines include the Match Result (a 3-way market based on the regulation 60-minutes that also takes the draw into account), Puck Line (a combination of Money Line and Handicap), Total Goals (how many goals will there be in the game on an Over/ Under basis) and Correct Score (much as it suggests, predicting the final score).
Of course, there are also NHL odds available on long-term markets, such as who will win the Stanley Cup or the Eastern and Western Conferences.
As with any online sports betting, NHL Picks have to take account of a number of factors. In addition to basics such as current form and head-to-head records, there are numerous other issues to take into account. NHL fixtures come thick and fast, so it’s not uncommon for players to be rested in back-to-back games. It can be particularly
significant if a first-choice Goaltender is rested for example.
Home-ice advantage can be a big factor and the situation with regards to qualification for the postseason playoffs also has to be taken into account as the regular season progresses. Power Plays and Penalty Killing also have to be taken into consideration, with any given team’s ability to handle being a man down or to make the most of having a man advantage being significant stats over the course of the season.
NHL Lines & Betting Odds
As stated earlier, the most common NHL line is the Money Line, where you are simply backing your chosen team to win the game. The Money Line will consist of the teams having a negative (the favorite) and positive value (the underdog), so for example the favorite might have odds of -150 and the underdog will be +130.
The Puck Line combines the Money Line with a point spread in which the favorite is always given a negative handicap value of -1.5. If betting on the favorite, it would mean that they have to win by a minimum of a two-goal margin to cover the Puck Line spread and for your bet to win.
NHL Betting Offers
The 2017-18 season has only just been completed, culminating in the Washington Capitals winning their first ever Stanley Cup.
NHL Betting offers are already up for the 2018-19 campaign though, with the Tampa Bay Lightning being the very early Stanley Cup favorites at around +1000. In a fiercely competitive market, they just lead the field ahead of the likes of the Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, Capitals and Winnipeg Jets.
There will also be antepost NHL betting offers available to win the Eastern and Western Conferences and the individual Atlantic, Central, Metropolitan and Pacific Divisions.
NHL Betting Tips
As with all sports betting, information is key when it comes to NHL Betting Tips. In addition to researching the current form and strengths and weaknesses of individual teams and players, it pays to stay informed as to any injury news, coaching changes or draft deals and rumors.
There is also a huge array of statistical data and analysis available for those looking to bet on the NHL. The more time spent researching your hockey bets, the more likely you are to be profitable in your NHL betting.