Though hockey is not as popular as football and basketball, it is still watched by many people around the world. There is a lot of anticipation for the league matches and people are eager to bet on their favorite team and player. If you are interested in hockey, then here are some things you should know about the types of bets you can place.
Money line bets
It is a straight-up bet on the team who you think will be the winner. It is the most common type of bet and the most popular as well. The lines for hockey games are set by sportsbooks around the world.
Hockey bookmakers have an over/under total for the games. That is, whether the total goals between the teams will go over or under a particular number of goals.
Puck line bets
In puck line bets, the point spread is between -1.5 and +1.5. The -1.5 is for the favorite and the +1.5 is for the underdog. Wagering on the underdog adds more security to the wager. You need to look at the stats before placing this bet.
You can find books that offer point spread bets, like 2.5 or 3.5. You get these in addition to the normal puck line bets. The big point wagers result in big payouts normally for the favorites. They’re also an alternative puck line wager. Here the underdog and favorite are switched.
These are the different types of common bets that you might be aware of. If you know the types of bets it will be convenient for you to place the bets.