Wagering on hockey is based on a money line and there are betting options based around this.
The minus (-) on the electronic wagering display and wagering sheets indicates the favorite. The plus (+) indicates the underdog when you place a bet on hockey games.
Hockey Betting Example
|7:00 PM||1011||DETROIT||+1 1/2 -180||5 1/2 +130||+130|
|1012||PITTSBURGH||-1 1/2 +160||5 1/2 -150||-150|
Hockey Betting Lines and Hockey Betting Spreads
In this example, Pittsburgh is the home team, which is always listed on the bottom, unless otherwise specified. Pittsburgh is a -150 favorite, which means for every $100 the player wants to win on Pittsburgh, he must lay $150. To win $10, he would bet $15 and collect $25 if Pittsburgh wins. A wager on Detroit would win $130 for every $100 wagered or $13 for every $10. A $10 wager would return $23.
You can also wager on the point spread or “Puck Line”, Pittsburgh is a -1 1/2 goal favorite, which means for every $100 the player bets on Pittsburgh you will win $160, but Pittsburgh must win by 2 goals or more. A wager on Detroit, +1 1/2 goal, would win $100 for every $180 wagered or $10 for every $18 and Detroit must win the game or loss by less than a goal. A $18 wager would return $28.
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.
Ready to Bet on Hockey Online?
Think you’re ready to give hockey betting a shot? Got a handle on how to bet on hockey? For online hockey betting, depending on your location, either download the Nevada app, or if you’re going to be betting in New Jersey, download the New Jersey app, or bet on your desktop at the William Hill Online hockey sportsbook!
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