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.

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:

Sharks due for a Win, Penguins Still Favorites to Win Series

Penguins still favorites to win the Stanley CupThe Pittsburg Penguins lead the Stanley Cup Final series 2-0, and while fans betting on hockey expect the San Jose Sharks to get back in the picture with a win in game 3 at the SAP Center on Saturday, SBG Global sportsbook still favors the Penguins to bring home the gold:

Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Preview: Sharks vs Penguins

Game one of the Stanley Cup Finals begins!As the series to determine the new Stanley Cup Champions begin, online betting fans have already began to place their wagers on the series and on game 1. For the moment the Pittsburg Penguins have gathered the majority of action at first. This isn’t really any type of surprise, after all they are rightfully considered the favorites, after outlasting the Lightning in 7 grueling games and surviving tough series prior to that against the Rangers and Capitals. Yet the Penguins are yet to face, perhaps, their toughest opponent, and they come in the form of some scary dudes with big beards. The Sharks are not going to enter the  Stanley Cup Finals  just “happy to be there”, they want to win… badly.

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