(NHL , NCAA)
The most recent
changes brought about in the hockey
world centered around the NHL
lock-out of the 2004-2005 season,
the end result was a season without
hockey and a flurry of new rules,
most of the new rules were created
and designed to bring more
excitement to the game of hockey,
however, these same rule changes
also affected the way a gambler now
wagers on hockey with regard to the
elimination of ties and the new
shootout format to decide games
which of course put an end to games
ending in a tie and brought about
the introduction of the “money-line”
line, used in baseball
and hockey, takes the place of a
point spread. Money line betting is
simply wagering on the contest based
on a given price rather than a point
spread. The team wagered on has to
win the game outright, regardless of
the score. The minus sign (e.g.-130)
always indicates the favorite and
the amount you must bet to win $100.
The plus sign (e.g.+120) always
indicates the underdog and the
amount you win for every $100 bet.
Using this example, therefore, you
would bet $130 to win $100 on the
favorite, while for the underdog you
would bet $100 to win $120.
most important consideration is to
know who is playing goalie for the
two teams involved in any given
contest, the reason being is due to
the fact that a goalie is the single
most important player on the ice and
his performance will directly
translate to the success of any
given team on any given night. Keep
up on starting line-ups and monitor
the injury reports of each team
playing on a particular day, often a
situation will arise in which a
back-up goalie gets the start.
All games must start on the
scheduled date for bets to have action. All games must go at least 55 minutes of
play for bets to have action.
Any period of overtime is
included in the final result to determine winning team and total score, unless
Propositions bets are
additional betting opportunities offered on the game. They can cover a wide
range of results and occurrences within the game e.g. team to score first, total
shots on goal, total game saves, time of first score etc.
Game must go at least 55
minutes for the following betting markets to have action, unless a team has
already scored at the time the game is suspended. Overtime is included:
points/match-ups- team must complete at least 80 regular season games for bets
to have action.
Outright betting - Prices are
offered on teams or players to be the outright winners of a given tournament or
competition. For example the Stanley Cup is the outright tournament in NHL.
Prices are offered for each team participating.
Conference/division betting -
Teams participating in an outright tournament may be grouped in conferences
and/or divisions. For example NHL is grouped into 2 conferences (Eastern and
Western), each containing 3 divisions. Prices are offered for each participating
team to win their respective division and conference.
To win Division - team must
complete at least 80 regular season games for bets to have action. (Ties are no
To win Conference- team must
complete at least 80 regular season games for bets to have action. The team that
progresses to the Stanley Cup will be deemed the winner of the Conference.
a combination point spread line and money line. The team wagered on must win by
the spread. The amount you lay or stake is determined by the money line odds
next to the run line spread.
To win $100.00, on the
you must stake $135 in addition you get an extra half of point that allows you
to win if there was a tie.
When playing the
for every $100 you get $115 back, as long as they win the game.
This type of wager only includes the point spread. The team selected must win by
the puck line spread. And this kind of play is always even money $100 to win
Wagering on the total goals scored on a game:
If you bet the LA KINGS/NY RANGERS game to go OVER the predicted total, the
amount of goals on the game must be more than 5 in order to win the bet.
If you bet the game to go Under the predicted total, the amount of goals on the
game must not exceed 4 in order to win the bet.
Future Wagers, such as to win the Stanley Cup, will be graded as soon as the
season is over.