NHL Betting Lines

Winter in the Great White North is equal parts long and frosty cold. Thankfully, as thermometers fall – the National Hockey League action heats up. From late September, through to the middle of June, top ranked bookmakers offer NHL betting lines on the preseason, the regular season and throughout the Stanley Cup Championship chase. Real time odds, in-game and full-time results, plus standings updates, are always LIVE here at your hockey handicapping home.

Odds On NHL Games

With skaters reaching speeds of over 30 kilometers per hour – Fire on Ice action moves faster than any other team sport on the planet. Following suit, odds on NHL games move very rapidly as well. Available well in advance of every matchup, and all the way up to puck drop, our LIVE odds feed below connects bettors to the sharpest and most up to date National Hockey League betting lines.

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Monday 05 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 4 Nashville Predators -141 Odds
Thursday 08 June
FT Nashville Predators 0 - 6 Pittsburgh Penguins +145 -167 Odds
Sunday 11 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 0 Nashville Predators -105 -116 Odds

NHL Scores And Standings

Handicappers should always be up to date on how National Hockey League teams are trending. As discussed in our Under The Numbers wagering tutorials, knowing which teams are running hot and which squads have gone cold is an important part of a successful wagering plan. We provide up to the minute NHL scores in the table above and the overall standings are always current below.

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    # team pts P W L GF GA
    1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 55 19 263 182
    2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 50 21 282 234
    3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 50 23 244 213
    4 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 50 24 249 195
    5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 49 25 266 208
    6 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 46 23 223 200
    7 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 47 26 226 200
    8 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 47 26 247 212
    9 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 48 28 256 220
    10 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 46 29 235 218
    11 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 46 29 221 201
    12 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 44 28 212 214
    13 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 44 31 234 212
    14 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 40 27 251 242
    15 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 45 33 226 221
    16 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 41 29 240 224
    17 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 41 29 241 242
    18 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 42 30 234 227
    19 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 39 33 219 236
    20 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 40 35 249 256
    21 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 36 31 215 236
    22 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 39 35 201 205
    23 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 35 36 210 237
    24 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 34 37 223 262
    25 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 33 36 207 244
    26 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 33 37 201 237
    27 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 28 40 183 244
    28 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 30 42 197 260
    29 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 30 43 182 243
    30 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 22 56 166 278

    NHL Puck Line

    Known as the run line in baseball and simply as the spread price in football and basketball, hockey betting ATS odds are called puck lines. Exactly like the 1.5 pre-game runs on MLB betting cards, NHL puck lines are always a 1.5 goal advantage for the underdog and a 1.5 disadvantage for the favorite when it come to hockey handicapping. NHL spread lines have a wide ranging variance and teams receiving pucks will often have a negative line while the team giving goals will normally have a positive price. For example, a recent Vancouver vs Anaheim matchup had the Canucks as pups with +1.5 (-140) odds while the Ducks were posted with a -1.5 (+120) price. It’s wise to remember that empty net goals are often an equalizer for bettors who give up goals to back the chalk team.

    NHL Money Line

    Uniform across all sports, NHL money line odds require bettors to pick the outright winner of any given match. The rub here is that favorites are often tagged with a price that some handicappers refer to as “little value” being as it takes a large wager to earn a relatively small return. A recent match between Pittsburgh and Buffalo is a good example as the Penguins money line price was (-310) while the Sabres rolled into the Steel City with a (+255) price. In this instance, bettors are required to wager $310 on Sidney Crosby and the Pens to win $100 while those taking a leap of faith with Kyle Okposo and the pups would earn $255 on a $100 wager. Value bettors are more likely to lay the Pittsburgh puck line -1.5 (-115) when betting on this chalk heavy style matchup.

    NHL Over Under

    Unlike the other three “Big Four” North American sports, where game total odds normally have a fairly large fluctuating scale, standard NHL Over/Under lines are usually set at 5 or 5.5 goals. Online bookmakers, in rare instances will also a post 4.5 or 6 goal lines depending on the teams involved. Game total odds include overtime and one goal is added on to any matches that are ended with a shootout. During the first 960 games of the NHL 2016-17 regular season, 545 matches ended with five goals or less scored while 415 contests finished with six or more goals. Those numbers were a reflection of the previous two years as five goals or less sported a 712-518 advantage during the 2015-16 campaign and a strikingly similar 703-527 edge back in the 2014-15 NHL regular season. 

    NHL Futures And Props

    Offered throughout the preseason, regular season and the playoffs, prop and futures odds are also extremely popular Fire on Ice betting options. Prior to puck drop of Game One of any new season, bettors can wager on NHL futures that include Division, Conference and Stanley Cup Champion lines. Popular preseason proposition bets include total individual team wins and NHL MVP wagering while every contest offers player and team related props such as who will record more points and will player X score a goal in the game. No matter what type of betting options suit your preference; top ranked online sportsbooks like Bodog are loaded with tons of action everyday. Register a free account, collect a generous first deposit bonus and then get into the games quickly and safely.