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 15 January
AOT Dallas Stars 3 - 2 Boston Bruins +145 -154 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 1 - 3 Colorado Avalanche -110 +102 Odds
FT San Jose Sharks 4 - 1 Los Angeles Kings +113 -114 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 5 - 4 Montreal Canadiens +135 -145 Odds
Tuesday 16 January
AOT St. Louis Blues 2 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs +113 -123 Odds
FT New Jersey Devils 4 - 1 New York Islanders -110 +105 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 1 - 5 New York Rangers +105 -110 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 4 - 2 Detroit Red Wings -125 +116 Odds
FT Knights 0 - 1 Nashville Predators +115 -118 Odds
PEN San Jose Sharks 3 - 2 Arizona Coyotes -119 +120 Odds
Wednesday 17 January
FT Montreal Canadiens 1 - 4 Boston Bruins +175 -185 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 5 Anaheim Ducks +107 -110 Odds
Thursday 18 January
AOT Washington Capitals 3 - 4 New Jersey Devils -108 +100 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 5 - 2 New York Islanders -125 +115 Odds
AOT Toronto Maple Leafs 2 - 3 Philadelphia Flyers -103 -103 Odds
PEN Dallas Stars 1 - 2 Jackets -115 +106 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 3 - 4 New York Rangers +172 -185 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 1 Ottawa Senators -122 +135 Odds
FT Knights 4 - 1 Tampa Bay Lightning +153 -161 Odds
PEN Arizona Coyotes 2 - 3 Nashville Predators +189 -200 Odds
FT San Jose Sharks 3 - 5 Colorado Avalanche -106 -103 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 1 Los Angeles Kings +127 -127 Odds
Friday 19 January
AOT Knights 3 - 4 Florida Panthers -101 +105 Odds
FT Montreal Canadiens 3 - 2 Washington Capitals +155 -159 Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 1 - 2 Anaheim Ducks +155 -161 Odds
Saturday 20 January
FT Dallas Stars 7 - 1 Buffalo Sabres -145 +145 Odds
FT New Jersey Devils 0 - 3 Philadelphia Flyers +127 -127 Odds
FT New York Rangers 1 - 3 Colorado Avalanche +110 -118 Odds
PEN Winnipeg Jets 2 - 1 Calgary Flames +112 -123 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 4 - 1 Montreal Canadiens -161 +145 Odds
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 3 Ottawa Senators -139 +130 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 3 - 1 Detroit Red Wings -101 -105 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 2 San Jose Sharks +100 -105 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 5 - 2 St. Louis Blues +208 -227 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 3 - 4 Nashville Predators +175 -189 Odds
FT New York Islanders 7 - 3 Chicago Blackhawks +145 -149 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 5 Minnesota Wild -112 +105 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 2 - 5 Edmonton Oilers +165 -175 Odds
Sunday 21 January
AOT Philadelphia Flyers 2 - 1 Washington Capitals +150 -152 Odds
FT Knights 5 - 1 Carolina Hurricanes -118 +115 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 0 - 1 Winnipeg Jets +190 -208 Odds
FT San Jose Sharks 6 - 2 Anaheim Ducks +149 -159 Odds
FT New York Rangers 2 - 4 Los Angeles Kings +148 -152 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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1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 66 46 31 11 157 123
2 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 65 46 31 12 164 121
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 63 48 28 13 156 128
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 62 45 28 11 139 119
5 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 62 45 27 10 150 112
6 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 61 48 28 15 146 136
7 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 59 49 28 18 142 129
8 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 58 46 26 14 134 122
9 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 58 48 27 17 148 129
10 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 57 48 26 17 153 139
11 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 56 45 24 13 142 137
12 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 55 45 26 16 150 130
13 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 55 46 25 16 132 127
14 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 55 47 25 17 135 114
15 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 55 47 26 18 126 130
16 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 54 47 25 18 138 133
17 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 54 47 23 16 137 134
18 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 53 48 24 19 144 140
19 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 53 48 22 17 131 135
20 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 53 49 25 21 142 149
21 New York Islanders New York Islanders 52 48 24 20 168 176
22 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 50 46 22 18 139 130
23 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 50 47 21 18 130 146
24 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 45 47 21 23 131 149
25 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 44 45 19 20 129 148
26 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 44 47 19 22 120 148
27 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 43 45 18 20 120 138
28 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 42 47 18 23 121 153
29 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 39 44 15 20 121 157
30 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 31 46 11 26 103 162
31 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 31 48 11 28 114 168

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.