Hockey Gambling Online

Hockey gambling online is very popular, but you have to know how to bet the sport. With hockey there is no spread, but rather a moneyline, which is not only the main way to bet on hockey but baseball as well. There are other types of hockey bets that you can make and the two most common ones are the moneyline bet on the totals bet.

In the moneyline bet there is no point spread, but the odds are inflated to reflect the favorite and the underdog. There are 2 numbers that books post for a hockey bet and the - in front of the number denotes the favorite and the + in front denotes the underdog. For example, you will see a line like this: Kings -120 Rangers +130. In this example you will have to bet $120 to win $100 on the favored Kings and bet $100 to win $130 on the underdog Rangers. As you can see the payout is better for the Rangers, but they are the underdogs, which is why they have an inflated payout. Maybe the bets time to place a moneyline wager when hockey gambling online is when there is a slight underdog that you think will win, as the payout will be a solid one.

The totals bet is another very popular hockey bet and a very easy one to understand. In a totals bet there is a number of goals posted by the sportsbook in the amount of goals both teams will combine to score in a game. You will simply bet over or under that posted amount. For example, if the Kings and Rangers are playing and the total is 5 and the Kings win 4-2. The total for the game is 6 so if you bet the over you win the bet and if you bet the under you lose the bet. It is that easy. If the number of goals scored in the game is the same number the sportsbook posts as the total then the bet is a push and you will get your original bet back. This is the reason you will see many totals bets having a .5 at the end. With the .5 at the end of the total a half of a goal cannot be scored, so it takes the tie out of the equation.