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 began the practice of shutting down 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 like the Dallas Stars score goals in bunches, so they are a good over bet. Then there are teams like the Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets, 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, the New Jersey Devils don’t score much but they also don’t give up much. New Jersey games are generally low scoring, so the under is the way to go when the Devils are in action.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 02 April
FT Buffalo Sabres 2 - 5 Toronto Maple Leafs +239 -270 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 6 - 5 Ottawa Senators -179 +161 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 2 - 3 Florida Panthers +138 -154 Odds
FT Washington Capitals 4 - 2 St. Louis Blues +161 -179 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 0 - 3 Minnesota Wild +149 -164 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 1 - 3 Los Angeles Kings +181 -200 Odds
Tuesday 03 April
FT New York Rangers 2 - 5 New Jersey Devils +184 -204 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 5 New York Islanders -164 +149 Odds
AOT Detroit Red Wings 4 - 5 Jackets +211 -238 Odds
AOT Winnipeg Jets 5 - 4 Montreal Canadiens -132 +119 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 0 - 4 Tampa Bay Lightning +100 -110 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 1 - 2 Florida Panthers -137 +125 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 4 - 1 Calgary Flames +103 -114 Odds
PEN Knights 5 - 4 Vancouver Canucks -141 +127 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 4 - 2 San Jose Sharks +161 -179 Odds
Wednesday 04 April
FT Ottawa Senators 4 - 2 Buffalo Sabres +128 -141 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 4 - 3 St. Louis Blues +214 -238 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 1 - 3 Anaheim Ducks +142 -156 Odds
Thursday 05 April
FT Nashville Predators 4 - 3 Washington Capitals -106 -103 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 3 - 4 Philadelphia Flyers +171 -189 Odds
FT New York Rangers 1 - 2 New York Islanders +124 -137 Odds
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 1 - 2 New Jersey Devils +105 -116 Odds
AOT Pittsburgh Penguins 5 - 4 Jackets +100 -110 Odds
FT Montreal Canadiens 4 - 3 Detroit Red Wings +130 -145 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 2 - 3 Florida Panthers -127 +114 Odds
FT Calgary Flames 1 - 2 Winnipeg Jets +206 -233 Odds
FT Knights 3 - 4 Edmonton Oilers -127 +114 Odds
AOT Arizona Coyotes 3 - 4 Vancouver Canucks -105 -105 Odds
AOT Minnesota Wild 4 - 5 Los Angeles Kings +157 -175 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 2 - 4 San Jose Sharks +153 -169 Odds
Friday 06 April
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 4 Pittsburgh Penguins +245 -278 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 5 - 7 Tampa Bay Lightning +293 -333 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 1 Chicago Blackhawks -145 +132 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 3 - 5 Anaheim Ducks +144 -161 Odds
Saturday 07 April
FT New York Rangers 0 - 5 Philadelphia Flyers +231 -256 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 2 - 5 Boston Bruins +317 -370 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 1 - 4 Winnipeg Jets +225 -250 Odds
FT Montreal Canadiens 2 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs +205 -227 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 4 - 3 Detroit Red Wings +111 -123 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 3 - 4 Florida Panthers +201 -227 Odds
FT New Jersey Devils 3 - 5 Washington Capitals +160 -179 Odds
AOT Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 3 Carolina Hurricanes -133 +120 Odds
FT Jackets 2 - 4 Nashville Predators +145 -161 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 2 - 5 Colorado Avalanche +131 -145 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 3 - 0 Arizona Coyotes -137 +124 Odds
PEN Vancouver Canucks 2 - 3 Edmonton Oilers +162 -179 Odds
FT Knights 1 - 7 Calgary Flames -135 +123 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 4 - 2 Los Angeles Kings +178 -196 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 6 - 3 San Jose Sharks +156 -172 Odds
Sunday 08 April
Florida Panthers 19:30 Boston Bruins Odds

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.