Hockey in Sports Betting


Hockey in Sports Betting

About Hockey

Hockey is one of the most popular sports in the Northern Hemisphere. It has a particularly big following amongst Canadian, American, Scandinavian, and Russian audiences, with the NHL (National Hockey League) considered to be the leading competition in the world. Of course, when we talk about hockey, we are actually referring to ice hockey.

The NHL is played between 30 clubs (7 Canadian, and 23 American), taking place from October until April. The playoffs in this tournament are known as the Stanley Cup, and they represent one of the biggest trophies in ice hockey. National teams as well as domestic teams can be complete in ice hockey, with the sport being a part of the Winter Olympics. There is also an annual European competition known as the Euro Hockey Tour, which takes place between the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, and Sweden, as well as other international tournaments.

Betting on Hockey

There is no shortage of bets in hockey. Just like in football, you have a lot of options at your disposal. Players can place Regulation Time Bets, which are bets based on a home win, away win, or a draw in standard time). Full-Game Betting is also an option, and this involves betting on the winner including overtime and shoot-outs.

Total Bets include betting on how many goals will be scored in a game. This usually comes with Overs/Unders, so that you can get close to the actual score and still win your bet. Puckline Bets are American style bets which are based on spreads, and Correct Score Bets shouldn’t need too much of an explanation.

Both Teams to Score Bets are also rather self-explanatory, whilst Team Total Bets can see you bet on virtually any aspect of a hockey game, as long as those bets are directed at one particular team in a match or competition. Another option when it comes to hockey betting includes live In-Play Bets.

Betting tips and strategies

Generally speaking, betting on hockey is a relatively straightforward affair. The only time you may have difficulty with this type of sports bet is if you do not understand the game. If you are going to try your hand at some of the American markets, you may wish to take a bit more time when wagering, though. Handicaps bets have lots of ins and outs, such as understanding how spread work. Take your time with this before betting.

Aside from that, you have to remember that hockey is a game which is played at a fast pace, and not too many goals are scored per game. Due to injuries, the speed, and just blind dumb luck, underdogs can pull of triumphs in ice hockey. Keep that in mind when wagering, too.

Major Hockey sports events

AHL Playoffs
Beanpot Tournament
Canada Cup
CHL Memorial Cup
Frozen Four Championship
Hockey at the Commonwealth Games
Hockey at the Olympics
Hockey Hall Of Fame Game
IIHF Women’s World Championship
IIHF World Championship
IIHF World Junior Championship
KHL Playoff Final
Men’s Champions Trophy
NHL Entry Draft

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