Betting NHL games is popular during the hockey season but the NHL overall does not get the attention of other sports. That can be good news or bad news depending upon your perspective.
Betting NHL games is done by both the recreational and the professional gambler. The question you want to ask yourself is whether you are a bettor that is betting NHL games as a handicapper or as a recreational bettor. A handicapper is really someone that gets all the information he can about a game before making a pick. A sports bettor is just betting NHL games based on opinion without really considering matchups, statistics, trends, or any other factors. Let’s consider the handicapper that is betting NHL games today.
Most handicappers that are betting NHL games are almost always bettors as well, because it is difficult to understand how to handicap events without also betting on them. A hockey betting handicapper starts by getting the statistics for the game he is going to bet. For example, let’s say Dallas is playing at Detroit and the Red Wings are -170 favorites on the hockey betting line. A handicapper would begin by looking at the ATS records for both Dallas and Detroit and start by determining if he could find an edge based solely on the NHL betting line. If his own personal power ratings had the line being off by a substantial amount, he might have a play without looking at any other factors.
On the Internet you will also find some handicappers that also sell their betting NHL picks. They run services selling their advice and charge money for their betting NHL selections. Just because someone is a hockey betting service does not mean they are a handicapper. Some services just pick games without doing any research at all.
Does being a handicapper make you good at betting NHL games? The answer is not necessarily. Sometimes you can do great handicapping and just not win when betting NHL games. Looking at all of the trends and numbers in the world won’t guarantee you anything. If it did then hard work would always pay off in hockey betting and that is not the case. Handicapping can be done in various ways as you are betting NHL games and many people can claim to be handicappers but even the ones that are still don’t win that often. It can helpful to be a handicapper but it does not guarantee you success.