How to Bet on Hockey

If you like hockey and CHL live stream is something you couldn’t live without, you might have wondered how it would be like to bet on your favorite sport. What are the differences between hockey and, for example, football betting? What are the hockey betting strategies and how should you use them? We’ll try to give you some tips on hockey betting!

A money line is taking the place of a point-spread in hockey betting. It’s important to select the team that will win the game straight up, no matter what the margin is. In money line betting, there are always a favorite and an underdog and the minus signs indicate the favorite and the amount you have to wager to win the plus sum. For example, if you have team A (-120) and team B (+100), you should stake 120 (US dollars, euro, pound…) to win 100. On the other hand, if you bet on team B, you have to stake 100 to win 100.

Total, Over/Under or O/U is the number of combined goals expected by odds-makers to be scored in the match. You can wager either over or under on the listed goals.

The combination of a point-spread and money line wager is called the puck line and, in most cases, it’s minus or plus 1 1/2 goals. Basically, you choose to wager on a team that will win by 2 (or more) goals or you bet on a team that will lose or win by just one goal. Oddsmakers typically install a positive return, because bettor is at a disadvantage if he/she takes the favorite.

Finally, a unique O/U bet in professional hockey tied into all games in one day is called the Grand Salami. An oddsmaker creates a number every day based on how many games are available and bettors can wager on over or under the Grand Salami total. This bet won’t have an action if any of the games is cancelled or suspended before the regulation time of 3-20 minute periods. In addition, no matter what number of goals is scored during overtime, the winning team would be the one that scored (at least) 1 more goal more than its opponent at the end of regulation time.