NHL Odds, Spreads & Betting Lines

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Sun, January 24 2021, 8:00 PM

WSH Capitals

Moneyline

+100

Spread

+1.5

Total

O 7.5

BUF Sabres

Moneyline

-127

Spread

-1.5

Total

U 7.5

Sun, January 24 2021, 9:00 PM

CGY Flames

Moneyline

+123

Spread

+1.5

Total

O 5

TOR Maple Leafs

Moneyline

-157

Spread

-1.5

Total

U 5

Sun, January 24 2021, 9:00 PM

ARI Coyotes

Moneyline

+143

Spread

+1.5

Total

O 2.5

VGS Golden Knights

Moneyline

-182

Spread

-1.5

Total

U 2.5

Mon, January 25 2021, 12:00 AM

PIT Penguins

Moneyline

-141

Spread

-1.5

Total

O 6.5

NY Rangers

Moneyline

+117

Spread

+1.5

Total

U 6.5

Mon, January 25 2021, 12:00 AM

NJ Devils

Moneyline

+143

Spread

+1.5

Total

O 5.5

NY Islanders

Moneyline

-175

Spread

-1.5

Total

U 5.5

Mon, January 25 2021, 1:00 AM

STL Blues

Moneyline

-195

Spread

-1.5

Total

O 5.5

LA Kings

Moneyline

+160

Spread

+1.5

Total

U 5.5

Mon, January 25 2021, 1:00 AM

MIN Wild

Moneyline

-157

Spread

-1.5

Total

O 5.5

SJ Sharks

Moneyline

+128

Spread

+1.5

Total

U 5.5

Mon, January 25 2021, 1:00 AM

DAL Stars

Moneyline

-120

Spread

-1.5

Total

O 5.5

NSH Predators

Moneyline

-103

Spread

+1.5

Total

U 5.5

Mon, January 25 2021, 1:00 AM

ANA Ducks

Moneyline

+160

Spread

+1.5

Total

O 5.5

COL Avalanche

Moneyline

-195

Spread

-1.5

Total

U 5.5

Mon, January 25 2021, 2:00 AM

WPG Jets

Moneyline

+112

Spread

+1.5

Total

O 6.5

EDM Oilers

Moneyline

-137

Spread

-1.5

Total

U 6.5

Tue, January 26 2021, 3:00 AM

VAN Canucks

Moneyline

-155

Spread

-1.5

Total

O 6.5

OTT Senators

Moneyline

+128

Spread

+1.5

Total

U 6.5

Wed, January 27 2021, 12:00 AM

CAR Hurricanes

Moneyline

-109

TB Lightning

Moneyline

-112

Wed, January 27 2021, 12:00 AM

BOS Bruins

Moneyline

-162

PIT Penguins

Moneyline

+133

Wed, January 27 2021, 12:00 AM

BUF Sabres

Moneyline

-122

NY Rangers

Moneyline

+100

Wed, January 27 2021, 2:00 AM

CGY Flames

Moneyline

-110

TOR Maple Leafs

Moneyline

-110

Wed, January 27 2021, 2:00 AM

COL Avalanche

Moneyline

-220

SJ Sharks

Moneyline

+175

Wed, January 27 2021, 2:00 AM

VGS Golden Knights

Moneyline

-148

STL Blues

Moneyline

+120

NHL Championship 2020/2021

Tue, May 11 2021, 3:58 AM

Vegas Golden Knights

+700

Colorado Avalanche

+700

Tampa Bay Lightning

+750

Philadelphia Flyers

+1100

Toronto Maple Leafs

+1100

Boston Bruins

+1500

Montreal Canadiens

+1700

St Louis Blues

+1700

Carolina Hurricanes

+1900

Pittsburgh Penguins

+2100

West Division Winner 2020/2021

Tue, May 11 2021, 4:00 AM

Vegas Golden Knights

+150

Colorado Avalanche

+160

St Louis Blues

+425

Minnesota Wild

+1000

Arizona Coyotes

+2300

Anaheim Ducks

+3000

San José Sharks

+3200

Los Angeles Kings

+3500

Central Division Winner 2020/2021

Tue, May 11 2021, 4:00 AM

Tampa Bay Lightning

-106

Carolina Hurricanes

+325

Dallas Stars

+650

Nashville Predators

+700

Florida Panthers

+1100

Columbus Blue Jackets

+1300

Chicago Blackhawks

+7000

Detroit Red Wings

+7500

East Division Winner 2020/2021

Tue, May 11 2021, 4:00 AM

Boston Bruins

+275

Philadelphia Flyers

+325

Pittsburgh Penguins

+500

New York Islanders

+550

Washington Capitals

+550

New York Rangers

+900

New Jersey Devils

+1400

Buffalo Sabres

+1700

North Division Winner 2020/2021

Tue, May 11 2021, 4:00 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs

+145

Montreal Canadiens

+210

Calgary Flames

+650

Edmonton Oilers

+700

Winnipeg Jets

+900

Vancouver Canucks

+1100

Ottawa Senators

+4500

NHL Odds & Betting Lines

Ice hockey is arguably the fasted game on earth, with the quickest players reaching speeds of more than 25 miles per hour on a rink only 200 feet long. 

It's also one of the most thrilling. As interest in the NHL continues to grow, so too does interest in betting on NHL Games, thanks in part to the legalization of sports betting in certain U.S. jurisdictions, enhanced statistics to help inform bettors, and the league’s move into Las Vegas. 

Want to learn more about NHL betting? Let’s get started with a look at NHL odds, how NHL odds work, and the best NHL betting tips for helping you win your wagers throughout the season and beyond. 

How do NHL odds work?

At BetAmerica, you’ll be able to find NHL betting lines on just about every aspect of the game, from moneyline odds, to puck line – hockey’s variation of the point spread – and total goals, as well as a variety of prop bets. 

How to read NHL odds

To better understand hockey odds, let’s take a look at an example from an NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins. 

TeamPuck LineMoneylineTotal
Montreal Canadiens
+1.5
+140
O 5.5
Pittsburgh Penguins
-1.5
-180
U 5.5

The first column on the left features the two teams, with the away team on top and the home team on the bottom. The second column is the puck line odds, the third column is the moneyline, and the fourth column is the total goals. 

NHL Puck Line

The NHL puck line is hockey’s version of the point spread, and is always listed at 1.5, as there are far fewer points scored in hockey than there are in football or basketball. 

The favorite, which is the team expected to win, is listed at -1.5 goals, while the underdog, the team expected to lose, is listed at +1.5 goals. If you bet on the Penguins at -1.5 on the puck line, Pittsburgh would have to win the game by two or more goals. If you bet on the Canadiens at +1.5, and Pittsburgh still wins the game by one goal, your bet would be a winner, as Montreal would need to either win the game outright or lose by just one goal. 

NHL Moneyline 

A bet on the NHL moneyline at BetAmerica is a wager for the team you believe will win the game outright. 

The Canadiens are assigned positive odds for this game, indicating they are the underdogs. The Penguins are assigned negative odds because they are the favorites and are expected to win.

For your bet on the NHL moneyline to be a winner, you must correctly identify which team wins the game. The positive and negative odds indicate how much money can be won on a wager. To win $100 on a wager of Montreal to win at odds of +140, your amount wagered would need to be just over $71. On the other hand, if you were betting on the Penguins to win, you would need to wager $180 to win $100. 

Total Goals

The total is the projected total of goals the two teams will combine to score during a game. If you believe the Canadiens and Penguins will combine to score more than 5.5 goals, take the O 5.5, indicating the Over on the total.  

If you believe this matchup might produce a lower scoring game, and you don’t believe there will be six or more goals scored in the contest, take the U 5.5, indicating the Under. 

NHL Future Odds

With a futures bet, as the name suggests, you can wager on the outcome of an event that may or may not happen in the future. This can include bets on which team you believe will win the Stanley Cup, either the Eastern or Western Conference, or regular season win totals. 

Futures bets can be made prior to the start of the season. For example, almost immediately after the Stanley Cup is awarded in 2020, odds on which team will win the Stanley Cup in 2021 should become available.

Futures bets can still be made during the regular season, and even during the playoffs for the Stanley Cup outright market, however, the odds will likely change week-to-week, or even day-to-day, depending on things like injuries, trades, and streaks. 

Tips on how to win NHL odds

Betting on the NHL is a popular way to add excitement to an already fast-paced game. But it takes research to make sure those bets have the best chance at becoming winners. Here are a few tips on how to win your NHL bets:

Look at team trends

Looking at trends can help provide information about how a certain team has been playing over a stretch of games, or how they perform in certain situations. 

Those trends can include a team’s record over its last five games, its last 10 games, or its record for home or away games. 

Take a deep dive into the statistics

It’s important to use statistics when deciding which bets you want to make, and the evolution of hockey analytics, or advanced statistics, gives bettors a wider variety of data to help inform their decisions.

Take shooting percentage as an example. If an NHL team has a season shooting percentage of 9% over 40 games, but has suddenly scored on 17% of their shots over the last three games, you might decide that their hot streak is unsustainable and it might be best to bet against them. 

Know the starting goaltenders

NHL lines will typically come out the morning before games are scheduled to take place, and those odds – specifically the moneyline – can change with roster news, such as which goalie is starting. 

Teams will usually announce a starting goalie following the morning skate on game day. Goaltending can have a profound impact on the outcome of a game, or even a futures market. For instance, the Canadiens might be underdogs against the Penguins in a game, but their great equalizer lies with starting goalie Carey Price, one of the best goalies in the game over the last 10-plus years. 

The Canadiens might be outmatched on defense or at forward, but Price has the ability to absolutely deny an opposing team’s offensive attack, giving his team a chance to score just enough goals for an upset victory. 

Bet on the NHL now

Residents of Indiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania can now enjoy legal NHL betting at BetAmerica with our hockey odds today. Find all the latest NHL odds and get ready to add even more excitement to your game-day experience!