Betting on hockey is not the most popular sport option, but you can turn a huge profit by betting the PUCK LINE in NHL betting.
What is the PUCK LINE?
So you want to bet on the Stanley Cup playoffs and you believe the home team (usually the favorite) will win, but you don’t want to take them with the -170 payoff that is offered with the MONEYLINE offer.
There is another option. The PUCK LINE.
So What Is The Puck Line?
What does -1.5 mean in hockey betting?
PUCK LINE or as some sportsbooks refer to it, the “Canadian Line”– a set point spread of 1.5 goals.
Just like the RUN LINE in baseball wagering, the PUCK LINE is a fixed number of 1.5. The favorite must win by 2 in order to have a winning wager on that team.
Unlike baseball betting, however, there is no “bottom of the 9th”, where the home team gets one less turn to increase the winning margin. On the contrary, many games end with the losing team removing their goalie in order to increase the number of offensive players on the ice. This leaves the door open for the winning team to add an empty net goal and win by 2 or more goals…covering the puck line.
A team may only pay -165 on the money line (straight up winner), while paying out +155 with the PUCK LINE. Sure, it’s a riskier play, but definitely one to choose in certain situations.
We’ll cover another hockey betting option in another post, the 3-way line. You’ll find a quick explanation on our FREE HOCKEY PICKS page! If you have more questions about how to bet on hockey, feel free to use the messenger link at the bottom of any page or post and we’ll be happy to get you a helpful answer. Best of luck!