How To Bet: NHL
The Stanley Cup playoffs are perhaps the most unpredictable postseason in all major sports, which is great for hockey bettors searching for value. With the puck dropping on the NHL playoffs this week, we give you some tips and angles to keep in mind when capping the quest for Lord Stanley.
Parlay betting involves tying two or more different wagers together but all wagers must be correct in order to win the parlay. The more bets that are parlayed together, the larger the potential payout. However, with each bet added to the parlay the chances of winning become smaller.
No matter the sport, bettors can find situational edges – also known as spot bets – throughout the course of a season. These unique situations sometimes influence the outcome of a game, beyond the just the two teams and how they matchup, and can give you an edge at the sportsbook.
The most common form of betting on hockey is moneyline wagering – simply betting on which team you think will win the game, with the moneyline price on that team determining how much you could win on your bet.
Puckline betting is hockey's version of a pointspread. The favorite on the puckline will usually be -1.5, meaning it must win by more than 1.5 goals, and the underdog will usually be +1.5, meaning it must lose by no more than 1.5 goals.
NHL betting is one of the fastest growing markets with sportsbooks, as popularity picks up the pace in the United States. Covers Experts' AAA Spoprts shares some basic tips and tactics for handicapping the NHL betting odds and making some cold hard cash on the ice.
The NHL is the toughest sport to handicap in daily fantasy given the randomness of offensive production, but Monty Andrews has some valuable advice that could help line your pockets in green.
In order to help hockey bettors navigate the upside-down world of postseason puck, we asked some of Covers Experts’ top handicappers to share their best tips, tactics, and trends when it comes to successfully wagering on the NHL’s second season.