Major league baseball.com has a lot of information. Also your local newspaper sports department can be very helpful. Sometimes games are shortened or rained out. A game must be considered an official game at its conclusion for all bets to be honored. Hockey Hockey is sort of a large cult sport that lately hasn’t gotten the love that it deserves. One reason is that it is a far greater sport to watch in pers on rather than on television. Also, if you take a look at the top 20 NHL scorers, you would be lucky to pronounce names correctly. It’s sometimes hard for the average sports gambler to relate. There are some good bets however. National interest picks up as the play-offs begin, also during Olympic years.
The most common hockey bet is a moneyline bet. Meaning, if you bet on the Lightning, you would bet $155 to try to win $100. If you want to bet on the Rangers, you would bet $100 to try to win $140. As we have said about the moneyline being based on 100, you can bet any amount you want, but it will be proportional to these numbers. As always, some juice will be charged. This is still based on 100. If you bet the Penguins, you must bet $250 to try to win $100 and if you want the Blue Jackets, you bet $100 to try to win $230. There are a lot of games and a lot of travel. Even very good teams lose to bad teams once in a while. You have to look at circumstances. Maybe a team is due to rest its top goalie, or maybe they’re coming off a long flight delay. If you catch these high odds underdogs right, you can make some good money. As with other team sports, you can bet on hockey play-off series.
You bet on who will win a best of 5 or best of 7 game series, instead of just one game. Sometimes when one team is heavily favored, you might see odds on a 4-0 sweep. Meaning, for every $1 you bet on the Devils to sweep, you are trying to win $3. If the Flyers win even just one game they become the winning side of the bet. Sometimes you will see a puck or Canadian line.