NHL Puck Line Betting
The puck line is hockey’s version of spread betting. This bet type is a wager on the number of goals that a team needs to win by. Take a look at the puck line example below:
- Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5
- Philadelphia Fliers +1.5
Here, the minus sign (-) in front of Tampa Bay shows that they’re the favorites. If they win by 2 points or more, then a bet on them wins. The plus sign (+) next to the Fliers means that they’re the underdogs. If Philadelphia loses by 2 points or fewer or even win, then the wager pays out.
Overall, puck line betting helps to balance the playing field between two teams and encourage equal betting action for both sides. Look out for value on puck line bets. If there’s a clear favorite and little value on the underdog, then it can often be one of the best NHL bets to make.