NHL Puck Line & Hockey Betting Explained
Betting Advice Guide From Cappers Picks – How To Bet On Hockey Online
Posted on 10/1/2007 6:53:21 PM
NHL Hockey Betting – How to Bet On Hockey
By Tim Furious
Our top sportsbook Hockey – The puck has dropped in the 2007-08 season and the defending champion Anaheim Ducks are off to a mild start. Without Teemu Selanne and Scott Niedermayer in the lineup, the Ducks +450 chances at winning the Stanley Cup are in serious doubts. Can the Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers take advantage of this window of opportunity?
In the far more talented Western Conference, the usual contenders will battle it out for regular season supremacy. However, the +2000 Nashville Predators have taken some serious losses on their roster. As is stands right now, the +3500 Colorado Avalanche look to be the team to bet on in our NHL futures as the team to make it in to the playoffs and replace the wounded Preds.
Free-agency altered the landscape of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference as the Philadelphia Flyers have risen from their status as the NHL’s punching bag to emerge as a contender for the Stanley Cup at +1000 in our NHL sportsbook. The New York Rangers are pegged as favorites with +750 odds with Chris Drury and Scott Gomez being the biggest free-agency difference makers this summer. However, all roads will have to go through Ottawa, where the defending Eastern Conference champion Senators will refuse to give up their title without a good fight.
Picking your long-term investments can be a difficult art form in hockey. Keep an eye on teams with marquee goaltending and beefy blue-lines to have a better shot at making it to the Stanley Cup Finals as opposed to teams that flash a high octane offense. Teams like Pittsburgh are surefire takes in the regular season, but as long-term investments in to the playoffs, they are hard to keep faith in.
Offense is the name of the game when you’re trying to beat the Puck Line in hockey. Teams with a high offensive punch will always reward their betting faithful, so keep tabs on the high-flying offense of teams like Pittsburgh, San Jose and the Senators.
Check back with BetUS.com in our locker room and sportsbook as we bring you all the latest updates on NHL hockey betting throughout the 2007-08 season. Our experts will guide you through the season as you look to keep your betting dollars safely in play. Check out our sportsbook for current games, and our futures section to see if any of our long-term futures entice you. Good luck and stay tuned to BetUS for all your hockey betting needs!
Confused about betting on hockey? It’s easy! It’s just like betting on other sports except with a few exceptions. At most sportsbooks Hockey betting will offer two different types of wagers: the puck line and totals. The puck line works exactly as a point spread wager. If the favored team is listed at -11/2 then they would have to win the game by 2 or more goals for the bet to pay. Vice versa, if the underdog’s line is + 11/2 then they would have to lose by less than 2 goals for the wager to pay. The odds for the puck line are the standard 11/10 wager unless a money line accompanies the puck line. Totals are also offered within the hockey wagers. All total bets are at 11/10 odds unless otherwise accompanied by a money line. Parlay bets are combination bets, which are offered within all the hockey betting venues. The more games combined into one single wager, the higher the odds and the bigger the payout. Parlays are paid out according to the money line of the teams wagered on.
The Puck Line: The Puck Line is the spread and it is always 1.5 points. That means a team must win by at least 1.5 points (or two goals) to beat the spread. Keep your eyes on offensively potent teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks as favorites to continually break the puck-line.
The Money Line: No different than it is in any other sport. Play the money line to win straight up and cash in – no pesky Puck Lines here.
Over/Under: You can easily bet on teams to break the over/under in NHL betting. Simply select over/under the teams combined goals scored and you win. You can also select the Team Total Points which is simply the number of goals scored by an individual team in a game.
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