Hockey Odds

Hockey betting is becoming more popular each year. This is known as one of the sports where a smart bettor who practiced proper money management can make some really huge profits. Once a bettor begins to study and understand Hockey Odds, he or she can gain a better understanding of how the bookies set their numbers. The bookies set a lot of these Hockey Odds with the public in mind. They know the public is going to bet the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers (and other public teams) every week so there are some great situations to get good numbers by going against teams like that.

Hockey Odds - Hockey Scores

It is always best to shop around when looking for the best Hockey Odds. Many different books release different numbers and Hockey Odds always tend to differ at each sportsbook. If you are truly interested in finding the best Hockey Odds, it is always best to have funded accounts at at least five sportsbooks. Hockey Odds can differ significantly at competing books.

EXAMPLE ODDS

A money line, used in baseball and hockey, takes the place of a point spread. Money line betting is simply wagering on the contest based on a given price rather than a point spread. The team wagered on has to win the game outright, regardless of the score. The minus sign (e.g.-130) always indicates the favorite and the amount you must bet to win $100. The plus sign (e.g.+120) always indicates the underdog and the amount you win for every $100 bet. Using this example, therefore, you would bet $130 to win $100 on the favorite, while for the underdog you would bet $100 to win $120.

The over/under is the number of points oddsmakers expect will be the total score for the contest (both teams combined, overtime included). You bet on whether the total points scored will be more or less than this number. As with point spread bets, you must generally wager $110 to win $100.

Betting on a point spread or money line is sometimes called betting “sides” – that is, betting that one side or the other will be the winner – while betting the over/under is referred to as betting “totals”.

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