How to Bet on NHL

To bet on NHL, start by finding an online sportsbook and opening an account. Next, deposit funds and head to the ‘Sports’ section of the site. Once you’ve located the NHL section, you’ll be able to see the different games and betting options available. If you’re happy with your pick, simply select ‘Place Bet’ and wait for the action to unfold.

How Do NHL Betting Lines Work?

NHL betting lines work by offering odds on three markets: the puck line, total and moneyline. To read the line, start with the puck line and identify the favourite indicated by a minus (-) sign. The underdog meanwhile will be shown with a plus sign (+).

TeamPuck LineMoneylineTotal
Detroit Red Wings team logo Detroit Red Wings
O 5.5-130
Pittsburgh Penguins team logo Pittsburgh Penguins
U 5.5-150

With the example above, the NHL betting line shows that Pittsburgh are the favourites and Detroit are the underdogs. There are two choices with the puck line. The first is to side with the Penguins at -1.5 where the bet will pay out if they win by 2 points or more. Alternatively, back the Red Wings at +1.5 where the bet will win if they lose by fewer than 2 points or win. The numbers on the right side of the column are the odds that go alongside the bet.

The moneyline is the next column and gives an outright bet on which team will win. Here Pittsburgh has a moneyline of -150, which means a $100 bet would win $150 not including the stake. Meanwhile Detroit has a moneyline of +130, meaning that a $130 bet would give $100 in profit. The total is the final column and shows the combined forecasted points for the match – here bettors can wager either over (O) or under (U) the prediction.

NHL Bet Types

There are plenty of popular NHL bets you can make. To understand exactly what you’re betting on, here’s a run through of the most popular online betting NHL wagers:

NHL Stanley Cup Odds 2020

Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars at the 2020 Stanley Cup – now stay ahead of the action for the 20-21 NHL betting season. The table below shows the current odds for the 2021 Stanley Cup, ordered from the favourites to the underdogs.

Colorado Avalanche
Tampa Bay Lighting
Vegas Golden Knights
Boston Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
St Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators
Calgary Flames
New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
New York Rangers
Vancouver Canucks
Winnipeg Jets
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
Montréal Canadiens
Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
Buffalo Sabres
New Jersey Devils
Ottawa Senators
Detroit Red Wings
* odds correct as of September 29th 2020 at

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