Live NHL Hockey Odds & Scores
USA SPORTS Betting Lines provide the latest & update live NHL Hockey Odds, those lines are constantly updated throughout the day, with this in-depth look at each hockey betting type you will have the tools to make your desired wager exactly the way you choose. Betting on NHL Hockey games can add a lot of excitement, and can be quite profitable if done right!
We provide up to the minute NHL Hockey puckline, moneyline, totals, & 1st period odds for you to wager on. If you have any questions on how to bet on hockey we are glad to help.
How to bet on NHL Hockey puckline:
The puckline – commonly referred to as "the spread" – is the number assigned by the sportsbooks to represent the point difference between two teams for betting purposes. The puckline is the number of points added or subtracted to your team’s final score, which is then compared to your opponent to decide the winner. You win this bet if your new score beats your opponent.
The team with the negative number is considered the favorite. (Example: -1½ +220) The team with the positive number is considered the underdog or "dog". (Example: +1½ -260)
The team that is the favorite needs to win the game by more than the assigned puckline value in order to cash the ticket. For example, if the Pittsburgh Penguins are -1½ (+220) against the Washington Capitals they need to win by height or more points to beat the puckline. On the other hand, a bettor taking the underdog Washington in this example needs Capitals to either win outright or lose by 1 points.
How to bet on NHL Hockey moneyline:
A moneyline wager in an NHL Hockey game is a bet on which team will win the game outright, independent of the puckline.
Unlike the puckline or game total bet, a moneyline wager ask you to make a prediction on which team will win and which will lose.
The favorite in a game has a negative moneyline (example: -140). The underdog has a positive moneyline (example: +120). The odds represent the payouts on a $100 wager. So for a favorite at -140 the bettor would wager $140 to win $100. For an underdog at +120 the bettor would wager $100 to win $120.
That makes moneylines easy to use and easy to read
How to bet on NHL Hockey Totals or Over/Under:
NHL Hockey totals are a bet on the total combined number of points that both teams will score in a given game.
You can bet totals “over” or “under”. If you are betting “over” then you are betting that the combined number of points from the teams will exceed the posted total. If the posted total is 5.5 and you bet “over” then you wagering that 6 or more combined points will be scored. If you are betting “under” 5.5 then you are hoping for 5 or fewer combined points to be scored.
All points scored in overtime count towards the totals wager. If the total number of points scored ends up being exactly the same as the posted total (for instance a 3-2 game with a total of 5.0) it is considered a “push” (a tie) and the bet is refunded.