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 04 December
FT San Jose Sharks 1 - 4 Washington Capitals +103 -109 Odds
PEN New York Islanders 5 - 4 Florida Panthers -115 +110 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 3 - 5 Nashville Predators +100 -120 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 5 - 2 Calgary Flames +131 -145 Odds
Tuesday 05 December
FT New Jersey Devils 4 - 1 Jackets +175 -196 Odds
FT New York Rangers 4 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +155 -172 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 3 Montreal Canadiens -104 -105 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 1 - 5 Detroit Red Wings -135 +125 Odds
FT New York Islanders 2 - 6 Tampa Bay Lightning +170 -200 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 5 - 2 Dallas Stars +145 -161 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 4 - 2 Colorado Avalanche +120 -130 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 0 - 3 Vancouver Canucks -120 +110 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 5 Los Angeles Kings +116 -128 Odds
Wednesday 06 December
PEN Calgary Flames 1 - 2 Toronto Maple Leafs +142 -152 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 6 Washington Capitals +115 -135 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 2 Edmonton Oilers +125 -130 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 3 Anaheim Ducks -119 +110 Odds
Thursday 07 December
FT Arizona Coyotes 1 - 6 Boston Bruins +201 -217 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 3 - 4 Pittsburgh Penguins +145 -154 Odds
AOT Calgary Flames 3 - 2 Montreal Canadiens +155 -164 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 2 - 5 Tampa Bay Lightning +205 -227 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 4 - 6 Florida Panthers -112 +102 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 0 - 3 St. Louis Blues +135 -154 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 1 Vancouver Canucks +112 -119 Odds
AOT Ottawa Senators 3 - 4 Los Angeles Kings +160 -169 Odds
AOT Carolina Hurricanes 4 - 5 San Jose Sharks +116 -125 Odds
Friday 08 December
FT Jackets 5 - 3 New Jersey Devils -130 +120 Odds
FT New York Rangers 2 - 4 Washington Capitals +127 -127 Odds
AOT Buffalo Sabres 2 - 3 Chicago Blackhawks +195 -213 Odds
AOT Minnesota Wild 2 - 1 Anaheim Ducks -118 +110 Odds
Saturday 09 December
FT St. Louis Blues 6 - 1 Detroit Red Wings -154 +135 Odds
FT New York Islanders 1 - 3 Boston Bruins +135 -154 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 6 - 2 Montreal Canadiens +138 -147 Odds
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +113 -122 Odds
FT New Jersey Devils 2 - 5 New York Rangers +130 -149 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 7 - 3 Florida Panthers +115 -135 Odds
AOT Winnipeg Jets 3 - 4 Tampa Bay Lightning +156 -169 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 0 - 1 Jackets +170 -200 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 5 San Jose Sharks +135 -154 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 2 - 4 Calgary Flames +145 -164 Odds
AOT Carolina Hurricanes 2 - 3 Los Angeles Kings +128 -141 Odds
Sunday 10 December
FT Edmonton Oilers 0 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs +125 -145 Odds
AOT Buffalo Sabres 2 - 3 St. Louis Blues +160 -179 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 1 - 3 Chicago Blackhawks +220 -263 Odds
443' Minnesota Wild 3 - 2 San Jose Sharks +122 -130 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 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 44 29 21 6 110 74
    2 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 44 31 21 8 104 78
    3 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 43 31 20 8 97 68
    4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 41 31 20 10 106 88
    5 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 40 29 18 7 95 84
    6 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 39 30 19 10 86 73
    7 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 39 30 17 8 102 86
    8 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 37 30 18 11 94 88
    9 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 36 29 16 9 89 91
    10 New York Islanders New York Islanders 35 29 16 10 105 99
    11 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 35 31 16 12 93 102
    12 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 34 28 16 10 76 65
    13 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 34 29 16 11 98 87
    14 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 34 30 16 12 88 94
    15 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 33 30 16 13 89 89
    16 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 33 30 14 11 90 82
    17 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 32 27 14 9 78 75
    18 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 32 30 14 12 81 85
    19 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 30 29 12 11 78 86
    20 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 30 31 13 14 85 99
    21 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 28 27 13 12 80 82
    22 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 29 28 11 10 78 88
    23 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 29 29 11 11 83 86
    24 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 28 28 13 13 90 94
    25 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 27 29 11 13 80 97
    26 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 26 29 11 14 88 104
    27 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 26 30 12 16 86 99
    28 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 25 28 9 12 77 98
    29 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 20 30 7 17 64 102
    30 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 19 33 7 21 75 114

    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.