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 15 October
FT Dallas Stars 1 - 4 Ottawa Senators -169 +153
FT Detroit Red Wings 3 - 7 Montreal Canadiens +138 -154
FT Los Angeles Kings 1 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs +153 -169
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 4 Nashville Predators +173 -192
Tuesday 16 October
FT Dallas Stars 0 - 3 New Jersey Devils +120 -133
PEN Colorado Avalanche 2 - 2 New York Rangers -130 +118
PEN Florida Panthers 5 - 5 Philadelphia Flyers +107 -118
AOT Vancouver Canucks 3 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins +210 -233
FT Carolina Hurricanes 2 - 4 Tampa Bay Lightning +149 -164
FT Arizona Coyotes 1 - 2 Minnesota Wild +145 -161
AOT Edmonton Oilers 5 - 4 Winnipeg Jets +169 -189
FT Buffalo Sabres 1 - 4 Knights +175 -196
Wednesday 17 October
AOT New York Rangers 3 - 4 Washington Capitals +208 -233
FT St. Louis Blues 2 - 3 Montreal Canadiens -115 +104
FT Boston Bruins 2 - 5 Calgary Flames -101 -109
FT New York Islanders 1 - 4 Anaheim Ducks +133 -147
Thursday 18 October
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 New Jersey Devils +121 -133
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Jackets +127 -141
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning +252 -286
Vancouver Canucks 20:00 Winnipeg Jets +187 -208
Arizona Coyotes 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks +130 -145
Boston Bruins 21:00 Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders 22:30 Los Angeles Kings +157 -175
Buffalo Sabres 22:30 San Jose Sharks +193 -213
Friday 19 October
Florida Panthers 19:00 Washington Capitals
Minnesota Wild 20:00 Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators 21:00 Calgary Flames
Saturday 20 October
New Jersey Devils 13:00 Philadelphia Flyers
Colorado Avalanche 13:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Buffalo Sabres 15:30 Los Angeles Kings
Arizona Coyotes 16:00 Winnipeg Jets
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 Jackets
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Ottawa Senators
St. Louis Blues 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Tampa Bay Lightning 20:00 Minnesota Wild
Anaheim Ducks 22:00 Knights
Nashville Predators 22:00 Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins 22:00 Vancouver Canucks
New York Islanders 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Sunday 21 October
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Calgary Flames 19:00 New York Rangers
Buffalo Sabres 20:00 Anaheim Ducks

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.