NHL Odds for Today’s Matchups

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by Josh H  |  Owner and Editor-in-Chief
Beat The Fish connects you to up-to-the-minute NHL odds for upcoming games. Below, you’ll see puck line, moneyline, and total goal lines for each matchup.

Shop for the best line using our tool by comparing odds at our supported sportsbooks.

At the top, you’ll see live odds for games in progress.

Jun 21, 2024 08:20 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Florida Panthers+105+1.5-2505.5-110
Bet NowEdmonton Oilers-125-1.5+2105.5-110
Florida Panthers+101+1.5-2555.5-111
Bet NowEdmonton Oilers-114-1.5+2155.5-105
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How to Read NHL Odds

When looking at NHL odds, you’ll notice the presence of “+” and “-” signs in front of moneyline or “win” numbers. These symbols indicate which team is anticipated to win the game. The minus sign denotes which team is the favorite, while the plus sign designates the underdog. Let’s further dissect this:

  • A minus (-) sign: This indicates that this team is expected to win. The number following the minus signifies how much we need to bet on them to stand a chance at winning $100.
  • A plus (+) sign: This denotes that this team is not expected to win according to oddsmakers. The figure succeeding the plus represents how much we stand to gain by betting $100 on this underdog.

For instance, if you see these numbers:

  • Dallas Stars: -170
  • Chicago Blackhawks: +140

This means that if you were to bet on the Dallas Stars, you would need to wager $170 to win $100. Conversely, if you chose the Chicago Blackhawks, betting $100 could potentially win you $140.

Types of NHL Wagers Available

NHL betting offers a range of wager options that go beyond simply predicting the game’s winner. Each type of bet adds its unique thrill and potential for earnings. Let’s break down some of the popular ones:

Moneyline Bets

The moneyline bet is one of the most common wagers in NHL betting. Placing a moneyline bet is simply betting on that team to win.

Puck Line Bets

Puck line bets are another popular option for NHL bettors. This type of bet involves betting on which team will win by a certain margin, typically 1.5 goals. The favorite must win by 2 goals or more for the bet to pay out, while the underdog can still pay out if they win or lose by 1.

Over/Under Bets

Over/under bets revolve around anticipating whether the total number of goals scored in the game will be over or under a given number set by oddsmakers. For example, if the over/under line is set at 5.5 goals, you can bet on whether you think there will be more than 5.5 goals (over) or fewer than 5.5 goals (under). There are many other totals variations you can bet on, such as the total goals scored by one team or how many goals will be scored in the first period.

Win in Regulation Bets

Betting on the 3-way moneyline, or the winner in regulation, focus solely on which team will win at the end of 60 minutes, excluding overtime and shootouts. This type of bet offers better odds than moneyline bets since it includes the possibility of a tie result at the end of regulation time. If you bet a team to win in regulation and the game goes to overtime, you lose your bet.

Player Props

Player props provide an engaging way to wager on an individual player’s performance or statistics during an NHL game. From predicting a particular player’s goal-scoring, their total points, or their total shots on goal, player props add an extra layer of excitement for bettors who want to focus on specific players’ performances.

Live NHL Lines
The most common bets for the NHL include moneyline, which is just betting a team to win, puck line, which introduces a 1.5-goal spread, and the total goals scored.

NHL Betting Strategies

Betting on NHL games isn’t solely reliant on luck or guesswork. There are proven strategies that can enhance your chances of winning your bets. Firstly, analyzing team statistics is a fundamental starting point.

While it may initially seem overwhelming, these numbers tell a story and can provide a significant advantage if understood. A team’s goal-scoring and defense records over a season are critical factors to consider when evaluating their overall performance. For example, a team consistently scoring many goals may be more likely to win games or hit more overs.

Expanding on this, it’s not just about total goals. Assessing how many goals they score compared to how many they concede (their goal differential), particularly against different teams, is crucial. Their performance against specific opponents can reveal a lot about their playing style and potential outcomes. Tracking player performance is another vital aspect of successful NHL betting strategy.

Individual player stats are incredibly revealing—such as who’s leading in scoring, assists, or saves for goaltenders. Injuries and team dynamics also play a significant role in the outcome of NHL games. The absence of a key player or internal conflicts within the team can influence their performance on the ice.

Understanding home/away records is equally important. Teams perform differently depending on whether they’re playing at home or away games. Some teams have a stronger track record at home, while others perform better when they’re away.

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