NHL Best Bets for Tonight
NHL Best Bets for Tonight
We have another day full of NHL action and BetQL is here to lead you to some NHL moneyline winners. Here we will take a look at the NHL odds for the day and try and give away our best bets. If you are betting on hockey you need to read our analysis on the slate of games. BetQL has the most updated NHL odds, line, spreads, picks and best bets.
What Happened in the NHL Last Night?
New York Islanders 2 - 8 Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning was far more rested than the Islanders and it showed in Game 1 of the NHL Eastern Conference, as they ran the Islanders out of the rink on route to a 8-2 win in the opening game of the series. Thomas Greiss was pulled for the Islanders in the first period but his replacement, Semyon Varlamov, didn’t fare much better and allowed five goals. Tampa Bay scored at least two goals in every period but the best players were Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point each had five points for Tampa Bay. Kucherov registered two goals and three assists, while Kucherov scored once and set up four other goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 22 saves for the Lightning.
NHL Previews for Tonight
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights
The Stars and the Golden Knights played a tight contest in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in the 2019-20 NHL playoffs, and Dallas came away with the win thanks to a lone first-period goal from defenceman John Klingberg. Anton Khudobin had an excellent game for Dallas with 22 saves and he’ll need to be at his best if he wants to stop the Golden Knights once again. Vegas has been struggling on the attacking end over their last four games and has scored just four goals during that stretch, getting shutout twice. The return of Robin Lehner between the posts should boost Vegas defensively, but the Golden Knights have to improve on the attacking end to have a chance here.
NHL Betting Lines Explained
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.
NHL Spreads Explained
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: .