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How To Get Started Betting on NHL Games

Sports Information Traders provides in depth NHL betting previews, live odds, and computer betting predictions for free to our readers. If you are looking for help with predictions on games we can help educate and teach you out to bet on NHL match ups as well.

The most popular bets made in hockey are on the total goals scored in a game. This is called the total or the over/under. The other information you will see is the Money Line and the Puck Line. Money Line bets are called the same in NBA, NFL, and other professional sports because it means who will win the game straight up with no handicap involved.

The Puck Line is the spread for NHL games that adds in the handicap equation. Betting on a
team at +1.5 goals or -1.5 goals means that the team will have to cover the spread by at least 1.5 goals to be considered a winning bet. It’s called the Puck Line in hockey because they use a hockey puck but it is not called the ball line in football or basketball just the line. In MLB however it is called the Run line.

Total goals scored in a match is the over/under line. This number is one you can be on more than or less than the predicted total goals in a hockey game scored by both teams in the game. Here at Sports Information Traders, we analyze and breakdown every single NHL game of the season and playoffs and give our expert opinion, picks, betting tips, point spreads, and computer- generated prediction out for the game.

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Avalanche vs. Lightning Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – Stanley Cup Final Game 4

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NHL Betting Today

Our NHL predictions cover every single game where the puck drops on the ice. With 82 games
played by each team in the regular season we cover 1,271 regular season games plus every
playoff game and the Stanley Cup. Here at Sports Information Traders, we bring expert NHL
betting analysis and betting tips for each game. We have prop betting picks for subscribers and
our experts best bets of the day are free.

Hockey Betting Online

If you are in Canada you have different sportsbooks that are recommended if you are in the USA. Contact an analyst here to help guide you on which sportsbook will be the best for you.

Each of our NHL betting previews cover the following: 

  • Betting Picks & Predictions  
  • Betting Line   
  • Game Date 
  • Game Time 
  • Location 
  • Arena  
  • Final Score Computer Prediction   
  • Betting Trends 
  • Percentage Chance of each team winning the game against the spread   
  • Team Leaders in Goals and Saves     
  • Betting Trends 
  • Injury Reports

There are numerous ways to bet on the NHL online and our experts are here to deliver predictions and plays for you to analyze and use our stats and advisory services to help pick winners.  

Which Team To Bet On in the NHL Today

There are a lot of games played each day during the NHL season. Trying to pick which games to bet on and which ones to pass on can be exhausting if you don’t have a team of analysts. Lucky for you that’s where we excel in helping you to select what games to bet on. Our industry leading NHL analysts do all the research for you. Every single game played will have a detailed preview with the key trends, data, and stats listed above. Each preview also comes with a free NHL pick so you can see what play our software likes best to wager on in the NHL tonight.

 

Types Of Bets You Can Make On The NHL  

Like other major sports there are a lot of different bets you can make on an NHL Game and more if you like to bet on teasers and parlays. Below is an overview for Money Line bets, Spread Bets, Parlays, Live Bets, Proposition Bets, and Futures.
  

NHL Money Line Betting

NHL Money Line Betting is the easiest way to bet on an NHL game. A money line bet on hockey is who will win the game team A or team B. If the game ends in a tie then the money line bet would be a loser. There is no chance to push only to win or lose with a money line wager.  

NHL Betting Against The Spread – NHL Puck Line Wagers

Betting hockey against the spread is called wagering on the “Puck Line”. While Football & Basketball do not use specific terms Hockey and Baseball do (run line). The favored team is typically getting -1.5 points and the underdog is getting +1.5 goals. While the odds change in hockey versus the lines changing in football and basketball betting. Puck lines can vary from +- half a goal to +-2.5 goals depending on how much better the opposing team is. One thing you can guarantee is that the puck line will always have a .5 to avoid the possibility of a push, ensuring that one team will always cover and the other will not cover. Spread betting in hockey is similar to MLB.

NHL Parlay Betting

Parlay bets are a way to take a higher risk and make more money if you win multiple bets. With each extra bet you have a higher payout but it’s a zero sum game where if you lose one bet then you lose all. You can parlay multiple games for hockey and if you correctly pick who will win multiple games then your bet will be counted as a win. Sportsbooks like Fanduel have intriguing prop bets such as the correct score at the end 60 minutes with payouts as high as +1900. 

NHL Live Betting Tips

Live betting is exactly what it sounds like. You can place a wager on the game as it is happening in real time. Odds fluctuate based on what has happened in the game so far. NHL Live betting is a way to make a lot of extra money if you are an experienced sports bettor. Due to this most sportsbooks limit the amount of action you can place during the game as sharps tend to cover a much higher percentage of live bets compared to straight up wagers. The typical wagers you can place are money line, puck line wagers, totals, and prop bets such as final score, how many points scored in a period, total saves, and total goals by different players on the ice.  

NHL Player Prop Bets & Team Proposition Picks

As mentioned above an individual NHL Player Prop bet is considered side action in sports betting slang. This is a wager on an event happening or not happening based on a team or players performance in a hockey game. The amount of goals, saves, total score in a period, and other fun props make the game interesting to watch.


Team proposition picks are bets you can make based on a team’s performance. Total goals in a game by a single team is a twist on the over/under bets that you typically see and can be advantageous to a sharp bettor if you know that one team is likely to score a lot of points but don’t believe the total points will go above the total. Some of the favorite NHL prop picks our clients like to bet on when available are the first team to score, individual period scores, and total season wins over/under picks. 

NHL Futures Betting Picks

Speaking of total season wins. This is one way to make a lot of money and gives you the ability to hedge your bets to guarantee a profit. NHL Futures Betting, as the name implies is a hockey bet on a future outcome for the NHL season. These picks we give out to our clientele here at Sports Information Traders ranges from division winner, conference champion, Stanley Cup Championship, and we even cover individual player futures such as who will win the MVP of the league. As the dates get closer to expiration the payouts are lower. The one drawback of NHL futures is that it ties up your funds until the expiration of the event.

NHL Totals Betting Predictions 

NHL Over/Under betting predictions tell you what the final score of the game is predicted to be. With our computer software that generates these picks in each article above you can see how many goals each team is predicted to score in the game. The total of those two teams sets the over/under that you can bet on and we help you pick what way to go whether it’s over or under. For example if you pick over 4.5 goals that means there needs to be 5 goals scored between the two teams for you to be a winner. 

How Much To Bet On Hockey Picks 

Learning how much to bet on hockey picks is one of the most important things to determine and an analyst at Sports Information Traders can help advise on the best way to properly manage your bankroll. If you are tracking wins and losses knowing the lingo is important. ATS is an important three letters to remember. That term means against the spread. If you are wagering never risk your entire bankroll on any single NHL game.

 

Our Computer NHL Picks 

Our computer software delivers NHL Picks and have outpaced other handicappers each season. If you are interested in premium NHL Picks and working with an analyst directly you can do so above. Our syndicate NHL Picks are free and created by a computer algorithm to create each games prediction against the spread. The computer algorithm develops numerous variables to spit out accurate predictions. Some of these variables are betting trends, hockey arena, starting line-ups, injury reports, travel schedule, historical betting trends, and many other variables input by our software engineers to avoid human bias and error. 

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