Wagering on hockey is based on a money line.
The minus (-) on the electronic wagering display and wagering sheets indicates the favorite. The plus (+) indicates the underdog.
|7:00 PM||1011||DETROIT||+110||5 1/2||+130|
In this example, Pittsburgh is the home team, which is always listed on the bottom, unless otherwise specified. Pittsburgh is a -130 favorite, which means for every $100 the player wants to win on Pittsburgh, he must lay $130. To win $10, he would bet $13 and collect $23 if Pittsburgh wins. A wager on Detroit would win $110 for every $100 wagered or $11 for every $10. A $10 wager would return $21.
The next number (5 ½) is the Total. This is the combined number of goals scored by both teams, including any overtime. To wager on the Over, the player will win $130 for every $100 wagered, $13 for $10 or any multiple thereof. To bet on the under, the player must lay $150 for every $100 he wishes to win, or $15 for every $10. No ties will occur with a half-point line.
In the event of a shootout, for wagering purposes, the winner is awarded one goal, which is considered in the determination of the winner and loser and counts in the game total.