Hockey Betting and NHL Betting

     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.

Vancouver’s Dejardins Desperately Needs a Playoff Win

Vancouver Canucks If you NHL betting on the playoffs last year then you know that the Vancouver Canucks where nowhere to be found. In fact last season marked the second time in the last three years that the Canucks were eliminated from playoff contention.  Willie Dejardins’ first year as head coach (2014 – 2015 season) saw the Canucks make it to the first round of the playoffs, but they still lost the series to the Calgary Flames 4 – 2. Dejardins was brought in to replace John Tortorella who proved to be too much to handle in only one season.

Colorado Hoping next year isn’t So Rocky

Colorado Avalanche next Season AnalysisIf you like NHL betting on the playoffs last season the Colorado Avalanche was one name you did not hear. The Avalanche may hold a handful of NHL records for finding early success after relocation, but lately Colorado hasn’t been able to find much of anything. In 1996 after the team relocated from Quebec to Denver the Avalanche was able to not only win the Pacific Division, but also the Stanley Cup Finals by sweeping the Florida Panthers. During their first ten years at Denver the franchise won 9 division titles and made the playoffs each year.

Free Agency Signings Could Affect NHL Futures

NHL FuturesSportsbook users who bet on NHL futures know just how important the free agency period can be for an NHL club. It’s not uncommon for a mediocre team to snag the right pieces during free agency and then make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup. It’s important for franchises to be able to have progressive off seasons, and a big part of that is the ability to asses needs and fill them during free agency. Equally as important is the ability to measure and grade a team’s offseason moves. Doing so will result in better and more insightful wagers for your bet on NHL games. With that in mind let’s take a look at all the signings during this year’s free agency.

Florida Panthers dressed to kill for 2016-17 NHL Season

: Florida Panthers  2016-17 Betting SeasonThe Florida Panthers’ NHL betting odds to win the 2016-2017 Stanley Cup currently stand at +1825, giving them about the best 10th odds to go all the way. And while the Tampa Bay Lightning have better odds (+1325), the Panthers are not going to let their neighbors get the upper hand just like that. The Panthers have redesigned their logo and uniform set, and while outwardly appearances do not win championships, that is just an indication of things to come. Florida won the Atlantic Division last season with a franchise record of 103 points. However, there is always room for improvement, especially if fans who bet on hockey consider that lost to the New York Islanders 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs.

Trailing Sharks are Favorites to Beat Penguins in Game 3

Sharks are favorites to beat Penguins in game 3The San Jose Sharks have lost the first two games of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals to the Pittsburg Penguins, but according to SBG Global sportsbook odds, the former are due for victory in game 3 of the series:

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