Best Hockey Betting Sites

It’s often referred to as the world’s fastest game, and one of the many facets that makes hockey unique is that you must learn a specific skill – skating – in order to participate in the sport. Several Canadian cities lay claim to being the birthplace of hockey, from Montreal, to Halifax, to Windsor, Nova Scotia, to Kingston, Ontario, and while much research has been devoted to deciphering the answer, no one seems certain as to which claim is legitimate. The first hockey game with official rules was played in Montreal in 1875.  [+]

The Stanley Cup, which goes today to the champion of the National Hockey League, was originally a challenge trophy for amateur clubs put forth by Lord Stanley of Preston, governor-general of Canada, in 1893. American teams eventually got in on the act and in 1916, the Portland Rosebuds were the first U.S.-based team to play in a Stanley Cup final, losing to the Montreal Canadiens in what was the first of a record 24 Stanley Cup wins by the Habs. The following season, the Canadiens were defeated in the Cup final by the Seattle Metropolitans, who became the first American franchise to earn the right to lift Lord Stanley’s mug aloft.

Hockey has been contested at the Olympic Games since prior to the birth of the Winter Olympics in 1924. Hockey was included as part of the Summer Olympiad in Belgium in 1920. In 1998, the NHL opted to take a break in the midst of its season so that the best players in the world were free to represent their countries in the Winter Olympics.

Hockey Betting Lines Today

In today’s goal-starved NHL, betting on the total, or what is more commonly known as the over/under, can prove to be a wise investment. But if you’re going to make this play, you’d better know your teams well. [+]

Some teams score goals in bunches, so they are a good over bet. Then there are teams who tend to fish the puck out of their own net with frequency, so betting the over on teams facing these clubs is also smart money.

On the other hand, there are clubs who don’t score much but they also don’t give up much. Games invovling teams such as these are generally low scoring, so the under is the way to go when they are in action.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 13 January
FT New York Islanders 2 - 6 New York Rangers -127 +107
PEN Boston Bruins 5 - 5 Philadelphia Flyers -130 +110
FT Carolina Hurricanes 0 - 2 Washington Capitals +120 -141
FT Calgary Flames 0 - 2 Montreal Canadiens -110 -110
FT Anaheim Ducks 1 - 4 St. Louis Blues +185 -227
Tuesday 14 January
FT Detroit Red Wings 2 - 8 New York Islanders +205 -244
FT Minnesota Wild 3 - 7 Pittsburgh Penguins +145 -164
FT Boston Bruins 0 - 3 Jackets -141 +120
PEN Los Angeles Kings 3 - 3 Tampa Bay Lightning +235 -278
FT Knights 2 - 4 Buffalo Sabres -164 +145
FT New Jersey Devils 4 - 7 Toronto Maple Leafs +240 -278
AOT Chicago Blackhawks 3 - 2 Ottawa Senators -110 -110
FT Vancouver Canucks 0 - 4 Winnipeg Jets +115 -135
AOT Dallas Stars 3 - 2 Colorado Avalanche +120 -141
FT San Jose Sharks 3 - 6 Arizona Coyotes +115 -135
FT Nashville Predators 2 - 4 Edmonton Oilers -125 +105
Wednesday 15 January
FT Chicago Blackhawks 4 - 1 Montreal Canadiens +150 -169
AOT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 3 St. Louis Blues +165 -189
Thursday 16 January
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 4 Boston Bruins +115 -135
FT Los Angeles Kings 3 - 4 Florida Panthers +155 -175
FT New York Rangers 3 - 2 New York Islanders +135 -154
FT New Jersey Devils 2 - 5 Washington Capitals +258 -313
FT Carolina Hurricanes 2 - 3 Jackets -135 +115
PEN Calgary Flames 1 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs +130 -149
FT Montreal Canadiens 4 - 1 Philadelphia Flyers +110 -130
FT Knights 4 - 2 Ottawa Senators -175 +155
FT Anaheim Ducks 4 - 2 Nashville Predators +165 -189
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 3 Minnesota Wild -154 +135
FT Buffalo Sabres 4 - 1 Dallas Stars +178 -213
FT San Jose Sharks 0 - 4 Colorado Avalanche +195 -233
FT Arizona Coyotes 1 - 3 Vancouver Canucks -105 -115
Friday 17 January
AOT Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 1 Detroit Red Wings -250 +210
AOT Anaheim Ducks 2 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes +180 -217
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 7 - 1 Winnipeg Jets -141 +121
Saturday 18 January
FT Washington Capitals 6 - 4 New York Islanders -135 +115
FT St. Louis Blues 3 - 5 Colorado Avalanche +115 -135
FT Arizona Coyotes 3 - 7 Edmonton Oilers -105 -115
FT Calgary Flames 2 - 5 Ottawa Senators -164 +145
FT Florida Panthers 4 - 1 Detroit Red Wings -233 +195
FT Los Angeles Kings 1 - 4 Philadelphia Flyers +135 -154
FT New Jersey Devils 0 - 5 Jackets +165 -189
PEN Knights 4 - 4 Montreal Canadiens -125 +105
FT Chicago Blackhawks 6 - 2 Toronto Maple Leafs +173 -204
FT Buffalo Sabres 1 - 2 Nashville Predators +165 -189
FT Dallas Stars 0 - 7 Minnesota Wild -110 -110
Pause San Jose Sharks 0 - 1 Vancouver Canucks +120 -141
Sunday 19 January
Boston Bruins 12:30 Pittsburgh Penguins +105 -125
New York Islanders 17:00 Carolina Hurricanes +155 -175
Jackets 19:00 New York Rangers
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks

How To Win At NHL Betting

How To Win At NHL Betting

The most common method to wager on hockey is via the moneyline. You simply choose whether to back the favorite or the underdog, who are each assigned a number based on a $100 wager.

For example, if the Toronto Maple Leafs are listed at +130, it means they are the underdog and will pay $130 for every $100 wagered. Suppose the Leafs are playing the Montreal Canadiens, and the Habs are priced at -120. That means Montreal is favored and you’d need to wager $120 on the Canadiens to win $100.

Another popular way to bet on hockey is via the puckline. With the puckline, favorites are listed at +1.5, meaning they’d have to win by two goals to pay off, while underdogs are assigned a -1.5 and if they were to lose by less than two goals or win outright, then you would cash.

Combining a moneyline and puckline parlay can prove a lucrative way to make a hockey wager pay handsomely, especially if your plan is to play the favorite.

If you are planning to wager on a prohibitive favorite, the puckline can prove to be the wiser gamble because it will pay off at a higher price than the moneyline.