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NHL Betting Rules

General betting rules apply to all NHL betting. In addition, the following rules are specific to betting on NHL hockey.

  • Games must go at least 55 minutes of play for bets on the puckline or moneyline to have 'action'.
  • The game must go to full-time (including overtime and shootouts if necessary) for over/under bets to have 'action'.
  • If the game ends in overtime tied and goes to a shootout, one extra goal will be added to the winning teams regulation and overtime score for the purposes of determining all hockey bets and live betting hockey bets (including Over/under and Winning margin and Grand Salami bets), with the exception of 60 Minute betting and period betting.
  • Regulation time bets are settled based on regulation time play only. The game must go at least 55 minutes of play for bets on regulation time to count. Overtime and shootout goals are not included.
  • Period betting - The full period must be played for action. Overtime and shootouts do not count toward third period betting.
  • Bets on any match that is postponed or abandoned before it is 'official' (55 mins) will be considered 'no action', unless the outcome of the bet has already been decided at the time of abandonment - i.e. first team to score will stand once there has been a score in the game.
  • When betting on race to 3 goals, the game must go 55 minutes for action unless one team has scored at least 3 goals. In the event that one team scores at least 3 goals, all bets have action regardless of how much of the game is played.
  • All bets include overtime and shootouts unless otherwise stated.

NHL Betting Guide

The National Hockey League's season runs from October until early June, when the eventual Champions of the NHL are awarded the Stanley Cup. The puckline is hockey's version of pointspread betting. Hockey betting also offers the "Grand Salami" Bet, a totals bet where players bet on the total number of goals scored on that particular day. NHL games must go 55 minutes to be considered "action." To understand puckline betting, consider the example below:

Philadelphia +1.5 -240
Toronto -1.5 +195

In the example above, Philadelphia is the underdog, as indicated by the plus (+) sign in the puckline. These figures mean that anyone betting on Philadelphia wins if Philadelphia either wins or doesn't lose to Toronto by more than 1.5 goals. The second number, -240, is the price - this means that if Philadelphia wins or doesn't lose by more than 1.5 goals the bettor wins $100 for every $240 wagered.

In the second line Toronto must win by more than 1.5 goals for the bet to win. In this event, the bettor wins $195 for every $100 wagered.

NHL Betting News

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The post 2016 NHL Draft Props – Howden & Nylander Brothers Face Off appeared first on Sports Interaction Blog.

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks Odds: 2016 Stanley Cup Final

The 2016 Stanley Cup Final promises to be a true battle between two very strong possession teams, as well as a clinic in playoff hockey from some big marquee names, including some of the greatest players to ever take to the ice. The San Jose Sharks meet the Pittsburgh Penguins starting this Monday, and this […]

The post Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks Odds: 2016 Stanley Cup Final appeared first on Sports Interaction Blog.

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