Hockey Betting

Hockey’s the most popular sport to bet on for Canadian fans, especially when the National Hockey League playoffs roll around, attracting a greater audience. Placing a bet on hockey through a reputable sportsbook adds excitement to the game and provides an opportunity to fatten the wallet. This guide walks bettors through the process of a placing a typical hockey wager while providing the best hockey odds and additional betting resources and tips.

How To Place Hockey Bets

#1 Log into your account if you haven’t already done so. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to sign up with the sportsbook you wish to wager with.


#2 Select the ‘Hockey’ category to open a list of leagues and competitions available for wagering purposes. If you’re looking to bet on an individual NHL hockey game, select the ‘NHL’ category, instead of ‘NHL Props’ or ‘NHL Futures’, which offer more complex types of wagers.


#3 Select the team you wish to bet on to add their line to your bet card. Often, sportsbooks will list the three most popular single game bets together, including the puckline, moneyline and over/under. For this example, we’ll choose the moneyline bet, which requires players to predict the outright winner of the match.


#4 Confirm the team selected and the price provided on your bet card before filling out the ‘Bet Amount’. The potential payout should be calculated as you enter the amount of money wagered.

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#5 Double check all details, including your betting selection, winning conditions, odds given, betting amount and payout.

#6 Lock in your wager by clicking ‘Place Bet’. 

#7 Record the confirmation number of your wager by taking a screenshot of your bet or writing down the details. Some sportsbooks offer automated bet receipts via email. Always keep a copy of a bet receipt for your own records.

Hockey Betting Types And Wagering Options

Most fans know standard hockey bets, such as betting on individual NHL games, or the eventual winner of the Stanley Cup, but some might not be familiar with the full range of futures, live betting and prop bets available on the wagering market. Expand your NHL wagering portfolio and sharpen profit opportunities by learning more about the diverse range of hockey betting types available for NHL punters.

Standard Hockey Bets

NHL Futures

Prop Bets

Hockey Betting Glossary and Terms

Similar to other special interest groups, the hockey betting community features a rich nomenclature of colorful terms. The language shared between sportsbooks, experts and hockey bettors isn’t always obvious, requiring the occasional translation. Our dictionary of hockey betting terms provides a quick glossary of important phrases, introducing rookies to key concepts while reminding vets of essential hockey betting fundamentals.

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