Is it legal to bet on the NHL?

Is it legal to bet on the NHL?

Hockey is one of the most popular sports among the players of bookmakers. Among all the leagues presented, the NHL deserves special attention. The high level of the game, the strongest athletes, regular broadcasts of meetings and maximum coverage of events in the media make betting on the NHL the most profitable and predictable. Hockey is much like football or basketball, but it has some distinctive features in terms of betting. This article will cover the main types of bets on NHL, as well as recommendations for effective betting on hockey.

How to bet on the NHL?

Betting on the NHL is accepted by almost all bookmakers, with rare exceptions being narrowly focused bookmakers. The differences can only be in the completeness of the lines and the variety of events. How do I bet on the NHL so that they win? It is necessary to take into account many factors, and as in any sport, a detailed analysis should be carried out. A distinctive feature of the National Hockey League is the relatively equal strength of all the teams that make up it. For example, the Vegas team, which in the first season managed to reach the NHL finals and almost won the Stanley Cup, despite all the experts. It follows from this that bookmakers often offer high odds even on the victory of the favorite.

The disadvantages of betting on the NHL include the night time of meetings. In this regard, fans of betting in live mode will not always be able to place bets. 

When analyzing the upcoming meeting of NHL teams, the following factors should be taken into account:

  • Duration of trips. If a team has held more than four meetings outside of its arena, then it is exhausted. Often betters bet on their loss in the first meeting at home;
  • Playing for several days in a row also affects the physical and emotional state of the players. Therefore, the favorites who have a busy schedule of meetings will often lose;
  • Changing the coach in the NHL team in the early stages can increase the level of play, regardless of the qualities of the coach himself. All players will try to show their best side to play in the main squad;
  • Matches take place very often, so you should carefully monitor the results of meetings, anticipating the trend;
  • Compared to football in hockey, the score is quite large, so it is very difficult to predict the final result of the meeting with the accuracy of the puck.

Types of bets on NHL

Types of bets on NHL

Betting on the outcome of the meeting is a classic version of the bet offered by the bookmaker. Due to the fact that in the NHL the effectiveness of abandoned pucks is quite large, draws are extremely rare. Nevertheless, bookmakers offer bets on winning, both in regular time and in overtime. In addition, cappers can bet on the outcome in each half. If you can predict the gap between the winner and the loser, then it makes sense to bet with a handicap.

In addition to the classic types of bets typical of any sport, you can bet on specific events in the NHL. For example, many bookmakers offer to guess the number of pucks thrown by one team. Here you need to carefully familiarize yourself with the conditions of betting. The fact is that pucks can only be counted in regular time, and not in overtime and shootout.

The removal bet is another specific form of betting for the NHL. You can bet on the team in which the first removal will take place, or even on a specific hockey player who will go to the bench of substitutes. It is also possible to make a bet on the total number of disqualifications. Removals in hockey occur for a period of 2 to 4 minutes. These nuances are also taken into account by bookmakers, and they offer specific bets.

Some bookmakers offer to bet on the total number of goals scored during the game day. This will include goals scored in all matches held in both the NHL and the KHL. Also in this sport, bookmakers accept bets on live events during the meeting.