Hockey Betting and NHL Betting Lines

     NHL hockey betting is similar in many respects to baseball betting and other forms of sports betting because a money line is used in both sports. Online hockey gambling odds usually involve money lines and totals as part of the NHL betting odds. The money line in hockey gambling is pretty much the same as the money line in other forms of sports betting. With this type of hockey bet, you're putting money down on who you think will win the game outright against the hockey odds.

 
 

There is no point spread involved in this type of NHL betting line.  Money lines in sports betting provide excellent opportunities for players to make money, and that includes betting on hockey.

The ability to bet a team without worrying about a hockey gambling point-spread is very attractive to many sports betting players who look at the NHL line when making an NHL pick. A NHL betting line is just one area where the money line is a good sports betting option.

NHL Hockey Betting Example
Minnesota Wild   +160
Detroit Red Wings -190

Detroit is favored in this Hockey betting line. To win $100 on Detroit, you would have to bet $190 for this hockey bet. You would win $160 on the Wild for your $100 wager if Minnesota won this hockey bet. These hockey odds are based on $100 hockey bets but can be used as any equivalent all the way down to $10 as you are betting on hockey against the Hockey odds. The other main pro hockey betting option is the over/under in hockey betting.

With the over/under in hockey betting, you're betting on hockey gambling goal totals. Totals vary from game to game with NHL betting odds and usually range from 4.5 to 7 goals in NHL betting odds. Usually you'll see 5, 5.5 or 6 as the over/under on the NHL betting line. Playoff and Stanley Cup games tend to be lower scoring and it is those games that may have the occasional 4.5 as a total in NHL betting odds or NHL Vegas odds.

As you begin your pro hockey betting you want to keep in mind that ties no longer are a part of the game. Overtime last five minutes and then a tie game goes to a shootout. This means the value on underdogs has gone down in pro hockey betting since the better team usually wins a shootout in pro hockey betting.

Hockey betting is not as popular as other sports betting endeavors but it does have its place during the winter months with thosethat bet hockey. Hockey odds are posted on all regular season and NHL playoff games and that gives sports betting players a lot of good chances to profit during the NHL season. NHL Vegas odds usually involve the money line and over/unders.

There are also future NHL betting hockey odds available for teams to win the Stanley Cup. Future wagers in online hockey wagering can be part of the overall hockey handicapping strategy of many sports betting players. Hockey betting is a part of most sportsbooks and gives gamblers another option to make money during the year.

As you look at hockey betting this season remember that just because the sport is low on the radar of many sports betting players doesn't mean you can't make money at it. Give hockey gambling a look and you may be very pleased with your results.

Devils Are Red Hot, Chicago is Ice Cold

Chicago Blackhawks vs. New-Jersey-Devils betting previewThe Chicago Blackhawks opened the season with the best odds to win the Stanley Cup in the 2016-17 season. When putting these odds together, the top sportsbooks took into account just how well Chicago had been playing over the last couple of years. The Blackhawks had been setting the precedent for what a model team should look like in the NHL. Chicago had enough speed to skate circles around their opponents, and enough strength to dominate possession time, and with those two skills the Blackhawks would generate endless scoring opportunities. But now, two weeks into the NHL season, the Blackhawks have 7 games under their belt. And from what we’ve seen, this Blackhawk team has little resemblance to their recent teams.

Ice ‘R’ Us: Red Wings take on the Rangers

New York Rangers vs. Detroit Wings October 19th, 2016The top sportsbooks are ready for another exciting season of professional ice hockey, but are fans ready for the NHL? Of course they are! The NHL regular season began last Wednesday, and since then fans have been racing to place bets on their favorite team, as well as dashing to the nearest TVs to catch the results of their predictions. One upcoming contest that will give New York fans – as well as Detroit fans – the opportunity to wager on their favorite team is the upcoming contest between the Red Wings and the Rangers. 

Boston Looking to Bruise the Jets

Boston Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets betting previewThe sportsbooks are primed for another season of professional hockey now that the NHL season has officially begun. One team that critics and fans alike are excited to watch compete this season is the Boston Bruins. Last season, the Bruins finished with a 42-31-9 record which ranked them 4th in the Atlantic Division. While it was a slight improvement from the previous year, Boston failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. However, after a solid offseason, the Bruins showed a lot of promise in their 2016-17 debut by overcoming the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3. Will the Bruins be able to continue their early success in their game against the Winnipeg Jets?

Will the Penguins march to second straight Stanley Cup?

Will the Penguins march to second straight Stanley CupIn the immortal words of Tim Meadows, “game on at last, game on at last, thank God almighty, game on at last!” Now, if we could only skip the entire regular season and go straight to the playoffs. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until June of next year to find out who will win the Stanley Cup. In the meantime, NHL betting odds can give fans who bet on hockey an insight into which teams are expected and projected to go the distance this season, of course including the current, reigning, defending champions the Pittsburgh Steelers.
 
 Odds to win 2016-2017 Stanley Cup

Can the Blackhawks Bounce Back Against the Predators?

Blackhawks vs. PredatorsAs the NHL season began, the Chicago Blackhawks seemed like one of the best picks for fans’ bet on NHL futures. Especially when considering they were facing some of the best odds out of all 30 teams. The Blackhawks had a chance to open the season with a strong showing and show the nation that they are more than worthy of being one of this year’s favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Unfortunately for those who had high hopes for Chicago, the Blackhawks were unable to win their 2016-17 debut.

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