Betting on hockey odds is a unique way to take your hockey entertainment to the next level.
At BetMGM, your go-to online sports betting destination, hockey betting lines include single-game puck lines (i.e., spreads), over/under total goals scored, and moneylines. You can also build NHL parlays or select a pre-packaged parlay to increase the entertainment and potential payouts.
As the Vegas Golden Knights seek a second straight Stanley Cup, Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs attempt to build on last year’s first-round series win, and the Boston Bruins look to avenge last year’s early playoff exit, you can view NHL odds online.
Whether it’s NHL betting lines, Kontinental Hockey League futures, or other international leagues, there are a variety of options for everyone.
How to Bet on Hockey
Betting on hockey has never been easier and more exciting.
If, for example, the Detroit Red Wings hosted the Washington Capitals, you would have several NHL betting options available, including:
Puck line: The Red Wings are -1.5 (-110) over the Capitals, who are +1.5 (-110).
If you take the Red Wings -1.5, they have to win by two or more goals for your bet to win. If you take the Capitals +1.5, they can lose by one goal or win the game for your bet to cash.
Moneyline: If you bet the moneyline, the final score doesn’t matter. You only need the team you bet on to win.
If you place a $100 bet on the Red Wings’ moneyline (-315), they can win by any margin in regulation or overtime. If they do, your ticket will cash and return a payout of $131.75 (including stake).
It’s the same case for Washington; if you bet $100 on the Capitals at +250, your ticket will return $350 if they win by any margin.
Over/under total: Betting the over/under in hockey is exhilarating because every goal matters regardless of the score.
It’s simple: If the over/under total for Detroit-Washington is 5.5 (-110), you need at least six goals to hit the over. If you bet the under (-110), you need five goals or fewer to win.
With thousands of preseason, regular-season, and postseason games across several leagues each year, hockey is an excellent sport for parlays.
You can combine multiple bets into one wager. In doing so, the excitement of watching games increases, as does the potential payout.
Live Hockey Betting
Live sports betting is available for hockey games.
Live betting, aka in-game betting, is the most unique and exhilarating form of online sports betting. It allows you to place live bets throughout the game. From the opening faceoff through the final horn, you can view live NHL odds and place a winning bet as you watch on TV or at the arena.
Whether you want to hedge against a pregame bet, increase your position on a moneyline, or place a new bet online, live sports betting allows you more freedom with your daily wagering.