Hockey Betting and NHL Betting

Hockey betting 2014-2015: How does the Western Conference Look?

The Western Conference is the home of reigning Stanley Cup champions, but are NHL betting odds for or against the Los Angeles Kings repeating, or will the Chicago Blackhawks have a say in the matter? These two teams are very evenly matched on paper; both of them have won two championships in the past five years. They also have a score to settle. Chicago came very close to becoming the first team to repeat during the salary era cap; had they beat the Kings in the Conference Finals, they would have been odds on favorites versus the New York Rangers. In the end, Los Angeles prevailed, albeit by the skin of their teeth, and went on to defeat the Rangers.

Explanation of NHL Betting

Hockey betting is not very unlike betting on football, basketball, or baseball, though it does have some peculiarities. For example, there is the goal line spread. An anomaly in the world of sports, the goal line in hockey is always set at 1.5 goals for every single game. This is due to the fact that, statistically speaking, the outcome of most hockey games is either a one goal difference or a tie. The team that has to cover the 1.5 goal line with a two-goal win or more is considered the favorite on the moneyline, while the team picked as having to win by two goals or more is not the favorite to cover the spread.

NHL Odds - Kings at Devils

The Devils have lived to see another day, with their 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Tinseltown on Wednesday night. That day will be Saturday, back at Newark's Prudential Center beginning at 8:00ET.
 This one is scheduled to be back on the "real" NBC network and will serve as a lead in to Saturday Night Live.

NHL Betting on Devils vs. Kings

Hooray for Hollywood! You may think that would be the phrase being sung by the Los Angeles Kings as they return to the Staples Center tonight for an 8:05ET puck drop in game three of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. For the national TV audience this one is back on the NBC Sports Network, as opposed to the the actual NBC Network.

NHL Odds on Rangers vs. Devils

It's win or take the short trip home for the Eastern Conference number one seed New York Rangers as they face the New Jersey Devils in Newark tonight trailing three games to two. The first drop of the puck is scheduled for 8:00ET and can be seen nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

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