Online Ice Hockey Betting Odds Explained – Typical Odds List

Ice Hockey Betting Odds Explained

As with soccer betting there are pre-match betting markets based on the performance of the teams and individuals regarding the number of goals and the results. There are also added markets not generally available in soccer betting based on the “tie” (draw). Because Ice-hockey rules insist on a “winner” there is betting available (like soccer) in cup competitions with over-time and a shoot-out. There are also statistic based betting markets and of course handicap betting too. Markets maybe divided into “pre-match betting” markets, 1st period, 2nd period and 3rd period betting markets.

The markets are usually divided into three different markets – the “Match” market, the “Goals” market and the “periods” market. Here is a list of the most common bets available at any good on-line bookmaker for a typical ice-hockey game both in the NHL and other leagues offering the three markets:

Pre-Match market bets

Money Line – Choose which team will win (includes overtime and shootouts)
Enhanced Odds – A “special” double bet that includes a first goal scorer or anytime goal scorer and Team A or B to win – See “specials” below
Puck Line Handicap – A standard handicap bet as in soccer or basketball betting
Total Goals – How many goals will be scored in 60 minutes (3 periods)
60 Minutes Betting – Team A to win, lose or tie (draw) after 60 minutes.
Draw No Bet – Team A to win but if the result is a draw you get your original stake returned.
Double Chance – Choose between the following – Team A to win or Tie, Team B to win or tie, Team A or Team B to win
Anytime Goal scorer – Choose which player or players you think will score a goal.
First Goal scorer – Choose which player you think will score the first goal.
Last Goal scorer – Choose which player you think will score the last goal.
Will there be overtime? – Choose if the game will go or not go to overtime
Will there be a shootout? – Choose if the game will go or not go to a shootout
Method Of Victory – Choose when the game will end – after 60 minutes, after over-time or after a shootout.
Winning Margin – choose Team A to win by 1,2,3,4,5 or more goals
Both Teams To Score – Will both teams score a goal?
Both Teams To Score 2,3,4 Or More – Will both teams score 2,3,4 or more goals?
Teams To Score – Team A to score only, Team B to score only, Both teams to score, neither team to score
When Will The Game End? – Exactly the same as “method of victory”
Team to Score 1st Goal – Team A to score first
1st Period Betting – Team A to win, lose or tie the first period
60 Minute Goals Odd/Even – After 60 minutes the total goals scored is “Odd” – 1,3,5,7, 9, 11 or “Even” – 2,4,6,8,10,12
60 Minutes Correct Score – Team A to win 1-0, 2-0,3-0,4-0,2-1,3-1,4-1,5-1, etc.,

Goals market bets

Match X Goals – Team A to win and score more or less than “X” goals [2.5. or 3.5 or 4.5 goals listed by the bookmaker], or Team A to tie and score more or less than “X” goals or Team B to win and score more or less than “X” goals
60 Minutes Betting and Both Teams To Score – Team A to win and both teams score 1,2,3,4 or more or less goals, or Team B to win and both teams score 1,2,3,4 or more or less goals, or a tie and both teams to score 1,2,3,4, or more or less goals.
Alternative Total Goals 1 – Choose under or over the total goals listed by the bookmaker e.g. Over 5.5 11/8 Under 5.5 8/15
X Team Goals – Home team to score Over or Under the goals listed by the bookmaker
X Team Goals Alternative Total Goals 1 – Away team to score Over or Under the goals listed by the bookmaker
Time of 1st Goal – Will the first goal be scored before or after 10/15 minutes?
Race to 2,3,4,5 Goals – Which team will be the first to score 2, 3, 4, 5 goals?
Total Match Goals Odd/Even – After 60 minutes the total goals scored by both teams is “Odd” – 1,3,5,7, 9, 11 or “Even” – 2,4,6,8,10,12
Total Home Goals Odd/Even – After 60 minutes the total goals scored by the Home team is “Odd” – 1,3,5,7, 9, 11 or “Even” – 2,4,6,8,10,12
Total Away Goals Odd/Even – After 60 minutes the total goals scored by the Away team is “Odd” – 1,3,5,7, 9, 11 or “Even” – 2,4,6,8,10,12
1st, 2nd, 3rd Period Goals Odd/Even – The number of goals scored in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd period is “Odd” – 1,3,5,7, 9, 11 or “Even” – 2,4,6,8,10,12
Easy As 1-2-3 – Will 1,2 or 3 goals be scored in each period?

Period market bets

Highest Scoring Period – Which period from 1,2, or 3 will have the highest number of goals scored
1st Period Race To X Goals – which team will score 0,1,2,3 goals in the 1st period
1st Period Money Line – Standard Handicap win / lose best for the 1st period only
1st, 2nd and 3rd Period Betting – Team A to win, lose or tie the period
2nd Period Money Line – Standard Handicap win / lose best for the 2nd period only
3rd Period Money Line – Standard Handicap win / lose best – for the 3rd period only
1st, 2nd or 3rd Period Total Goals – How many goals will be scored in the period?
1st, 2nd, 3rd Period Puck Line – Standard handicap bet for each period
Goal In Each Period – Will a goal be scored in each period?
1st Period Both Teams To Score – Will one or both teams score in the 1st period?
2nd Period Both Teams To Score – Will one or both teams score in the 2nd period?
1st Period Correct Score – What will the score be after the 1st period?
2nd Period Correct Score – What will the score be after the 2nd period?
1st,2nd or 3rd Period Double Chance – Team A to win or Tie, Team B to win or tie, Team or Team B to win the period
Home Goal In Each Period – Will the home team score a goal in each period?
1st Period Result and 2,3, 4 Or More Goals – Who will win the 1st period and will 2,3,4, or more goals be scored?
2nd Period Result and 2,3,4, Or More Goals – Who will win the 2nd period and will 2,3,4, or more goals be scored?
Away Goal In Each Period – Will the away team score in each period?
Home Team Win All Periods – Will the home team win every period?
Away Team Win All Periods – Will the away team win every period?
1st Period Result and Both Teams To Score – Which team wins the 1st period and both teams score?
2nd Period Result and Both Teams To Score – Which team wins the 2nd period and both teams score?
Team A (Home / Away) to Win Or Draw All Periods
Team A To Win Most Periods – Which team will win more periods?

Special Bets – Enhanced Odds

Special bets or “Enhanced Odds” also include “double” bets for the individual goal scorers and the final score:

Sidney Crosby To Score And Pittsburgh Penguins To Win 9/2

Nick Foligno To Score And Columbus Blue Jackets To Win 6/1

Sidney Crosby To Score First And Pittsburgh Penguins To Win 18/1

Nick Foligno To Score First And Columbus Blue Jackets To Win 25/1

In Conclusion

Large bookmakers offers over 100 betting odds on every match for Ice hockey, especially NHL. Our point of view, you would have a good chance to win on period betting market because there are a lot of handicap odds that has good value in this market. If you would like to make money on online gambling, the Ice hockey betting market is one of the most suitable ones for your purpose.

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