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Hockey may not be the most popular sport with viewers but it is popular with bettors because there is plenty of value to be had. If you are new to betting hockey we will explain how all the different bet types work and show you how BetQL can help take you to the next level with up to date stats & data points to help you cash more tickets. The first thing you have to understand about NHL betting is the line, which shows how much you stand to win by betting each team.
Betting the spread or betting ATS (against the spread) is the most popular form of NHL betting. Betting NHL spreads can be a bit difficult to understand at first but luckily BetQL is here to help. When you are looking at hockey betting lines you will see a team with negative number next to it (-1.5) this means the team is favored and that is how many goals they must win the game by. The underdog will be listed with a positive number (+1.5) and that is how many goals they can lose by and still cover the bet. The positive and negative numbers are known as the spread and they will always be inverse of one another. See a more in depth example of how NHL spreads work below: .
NHL odds refer to the probabilities assigned to the different betting markets available for NHL games. The most common NHL betting markets include the moneyline, the puck line, and the over/under. The moneyline odds show the likelihood of one team beating the other team in a given game, regardless of the score difference.
The odds are expressed in terms of a positive or negative number, with the negative number indicating the favorite and the positive number indicating the underdog. The puck line is similar to the point spread in other sports, with the favorite team being assigned a spread that they need to cover in order to win the bet. The over/under odds, also known as the total, show the expected total number of goals that will be scored in a game, and bettors can wager on whether the actual total will be over or under that number. The odds for each market are determined by bookmakers based on various factors, such as team performance, player injuries, and other relevant statistics.
Let's say there is a game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers. The moneyline odds for this game are:
Boston Bruins: -140
New York Rangers: +120
In this case, the Bruins are the favorite, and the negative odds indicate that they are expected to win the game. To win $100 on a bet for the Bruins, a bettor would need to wager $140. If the Bruins win the game, the bettor would receive their original $140 bet back plus a profit of $100, for a total payout of $240.
On the other hand, the Rangers are the underdog, and the positive odds indicate that they are not expected to win the game. If a bettor wagers $100 on the Rangers and they win, the bettor would receive their original $100 bet back plus a profit of $120, for a total payout of $220.
It's important to note that odds can change based on factors such as injuries, team news, and betting patterns, so it's always a good idea to stay updated and do your research before placing a bet.
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