NHL Odds & Betting Picks
The NHL is the most famous professional Ice Hockey in the world and features 24 teams from the USA and seven from Canada. They play in two conferences with the winner of each facing one another in the NHL Finals that traditionally take place in the summer.
The league expanded in the 2021/22 season to add a 32nd team with the Seattle Kraken joining.
All the latest odds will appear below when available...
Popular NHL Betting Markets
Moneyline: This is the easiest bet to understand and is ideal for beginners. You are quite simply betting on who will win the game straight up.
Total Points (Over/Under): This is also a relatively simple bet to understand. The Sportsbook will put up a number for the total amount of goals in a game and you have to bet whether the game will end up with over or under that total number of goals scored in a game.
Spread: This is a standard bet over in the States where Sportsbooks like to project a game will end up and offer bettors an evenly priced bet for which team will emerge victorious with those handicaps in place. A Sportsbook will look at a game and if they believe a team is more likely to win than the other - they'll set up the bet thusly. At that point, you bet it like the Moneyline but with that handicap included. So for example if the Sportsbook has the Red Wings -1.5 then you will win a bet on the Red Wings only if they win *and* win by more than two goals. With scoring being lower in Ice Hockey compared to other sports - the spreads are often much smaller.
Teaser Bets: This is similar to the spread bet but you can move the line for shorter/longer odds. Using the example above, if you think the Red Wings will win but by three goals, you can move the line to Red Wings -2.5 and you’ll get a better price for your bet.
Parlay Bets: This bet is where you add multiple games to your bet slip. You can bet on up to 15 games on one ticket. To win though, every game on the slip has to go your way. This is often a very smaller wager but can pay out big should you hit it.
Future Bets: This bet is where you are betting on an outright winner of either the NFL Finals, Conferences, or Divisions.
What happened in the 2020/2021 NHL season?
The Tampa Bay Lightning continued their reign in the sport by retaining the Stanley Cup, beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-1. Surprisingly this win has not catapulted the side to the top of the betting to win the cup again in 2022 with The Colorado Avalanche claiming the honor in the early markets from Bet MGM at odds of 5/1, followed by The Vegas Golden Knights at 13/1 while the Lightning can be found at 15/2. Keep a lookout for the updated Stanley Cup odds from the major bookies at the top of the page when available.