While moneylines, puck lines and totals are the traditional ways to bet the NHL, gamblers may also want to consider first-half lines and totals, which reaped major profits this season. The Blackhawks cashed tons of tickets with first-half OVER bets.
There are also prop bets galore, with season award winners, top goalscorers and assist men usually on the board. Division, conference and Stanley Cup futures are always available, and player props are offered for most games, especially come Stanley Cup Playoff time.
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Moneylines and totals are the most traditional ways to bet hockey, and while some gamblers look at puck-line wagers as sucker bets, but there’s nothing sweeter than your team burying an otherwise meaningless empty-netter late to go up 4-2 when you you’re laying 1.5 goals.
First-period lines and totals are other fun ways to bet hockey. The Blackhawks were famously profitable this past season on first-half OVERs.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs have the most parity of any postseason in the four major sports -- just look at the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning -- meaning there's often plenty of betting value on lower-seeded teams that pay off at higher odds.
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And keep your eye out for futures odds. They're constantly updated, and there are usually futures posted for the next season before the current one is even complete.