Despite the South Korean Hockey Team not qualifying for the 2022 Olympics, hockey fans can still enjoy betting on hockey. At the moment, we are in the middle of the hockey season and many gamblers are making a profit from it. For those that are new to it, here is a gambling tutorial on How to Bet on Hockey.
Unlike baseball and American football, hockey betting does not involve a lot of goals. In fact, in the NHL, teams only average 2.94 goals per game. Therefore, when it comes to hockey, it is all about the strategy when it comes to making a profit.
How to Bet on Hockey – A Beginners Guide
Even though betting as hockey is not as popular as other sports, many people still bet on it. In terms of sports betting popularity, it ranks fourth in the world behind soccer, basketball and baseball.
Bet on the Hockey Money Line – Whether you bet on the NHL or the Asia League Ice Hockey, the money line bet is the most popular. The Money Line Hockey bet is basically betting on a team’s odds to win the the game outright.
Here is an example of Hockey Betting Odds you will find at a sportsbook
Toronto Maple Leaf -140
Washington Capitals +120
The -140 odds on the Maple Leaf means you have to risk $140 to win $100. On the other hand, if you bet on Washington, you risk $100 to win $120.
Puck Line Bet or Goal Line Bet – This is essentially spread betting where a team has to win or lose by a certain number of goals. Since hockey is a low scoring game, the puck line is usually +/- 1.5 with a 10 percent commission.
Betting on the Hockey Totals – This is also known as betting on the over/under. In this type of bet, you wager on whether the final score will be over or under a certain number.