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National Hockey League Betting Guide
NHL betting is growing in popularity here in the UK – so much so that even sports fans unfamiliar with ice hockey are looking to place NHL bets. Of course, you don’t have to be an expert to wager on sport, but it certainly helps to know a little of what’s going on before diving into the ice hockey odds!
That’s why we’ve created this mini guide to explain everything you need to know about NHL betting. Below, we’ll take you through how to bet on NHL, what the best ice hockey bets are, and why UK players are getting more accustomed to the intricacies of betting on hockey.
You’ll discover the best hockey odds available to Bet UK players and how to maximise your knowledge of games and players without even leaving the sportsbook!
Best National Hockey League bets
The National Hockey League is the biggest ice hockey league in the world, and spans both America and Canada. Teams compete from October to June every year, and are split into Eastern and Western Conferences. Within these conferences there are two divisions, meaning teams can compete with closer rivals more regularly. Finish top or second in your division and you land an automatic place in the first round of the playoffs. The top runners-up in the Eastern and Western conferences also get wildcards into the playoffs.
Here are the best NHL bet types you can use at Bet UK…
Win bet – Wager on which team you think will win a game. Because NHL games go to overtime if it’s a draw, this is usually a win/lose wager. However, you can bet on the draw within regulation time, as you would when betting on football or rugby.
Double Chance – This is a great bet type if you want to bet on two of the three match outcomes (home win / draw / away win). Your odds are smaller but your chances of winning are greater.
Over/Unders – Over/Under bets give you the chance to wager whether the combined score of both teams will be higher or lower than a predetermined total. In NHL, the over/under line usually sits at five goals.
Handicap – Apply a points handicap to one NHL team and level out the odds. You could, for example, bet on the Redwings to beat the Hurricanes while also carrying a -3.5 goals handicap. The Redwings would need to win by four goals or more for you to win your wager.
Player Specials – Bet on individual players to score a set number of goals, take a set number of shots, or points gained from goals and assists.
How to bet on the National Hockey League
If you’re looking to bet on NHL for the first time then there are some easy steps you can take to get started! First you’ll need to log into or sign up for a Bet UK profile. You can do this in minutes by hitting the ‘Open Account’ button or downloading the Bet UK app. Enter your details, pass security checks, and then make a deposit to get started.
Once your account is charged and active, head over to the Bet UK sportsbook and check out upcoming games (use the search bar to find them if you need!). You’ll see the odds for every game, and simply click on the outcome you want to back. The bet slip will pop up, and you can enter your stake and check your potential profit, before hitting Place Bet.
There are two core types of NHL bet. The first is in-game betting on match events like game winner and first scorer. The second is outright betting on season-long markets such as Stanley Cup winners and MVP. Remember, you need to be signed in to your Bet UK account to place an NHL wager.
Live National Hockey League betting markets
Bet UK offers an extensive range of NHL live bets to suit every player. Use our reactive live odds and updated stats bank to craft your bets and time them to the perfect moment. Live betting is a great way to get closer to the action and perhaps even grab a bargain wager at a great price.
Bet UK uses the latest online software to bring you fast odds that accurately reflect what’s going on in the rink. Coupled with our updated stats and puck positioning software, you can effectively watch games without needing to see the action for yourself.
Remember, live betting odds react to events on the ice. So, if the Maple Leafs score two early goals against the Oilers, their odds are likely to shrink. But perhaps this is the perfect moment to back Edmonton, with the expectation that they’ll bounce back before the game is over!
NHL special bets
The great thing about betting on NHL odds at Bet UK is the access to special bets. We make sure our players get the best betting treatment, as well as being able to unlock great odds. Below are some special wagers you’ll likely encounter when placing NHL bets with us…
Player Multi Goals – Back a player to score at least two goals (including overtime) or even wager against them. This betting market stretches to three goals for select players too!
Player Points – In the NHL players are awarded points at the end of games for their goals and assists. You can wager on players to earn one, two or three points.
Player Shots – Bet on a player taking a total number of shots in a game over or under a set figure. For example, Over 2.5 shots.
Period betting – Wager on a team to win a specific period of the NHL game, or even a correct score in that period.
National Hockey League Mobile Betting
Enhance your NHL mobile betting adventure with the Bet UK app, now available for download on iOS, Android and Windows! Experience the complete Bet UK sportsbook, along with an array of casino and live casino games, and get your journey started today. You can access incredible bonuses, take advantage of a wide range of promotions, and enjoy swift deposits and withdrawals on your mobile device. With the Bet UK app, you'll find all the NHL bets available on the website, ensuring you don't miss a beat. Keep up with live odds and stats for every hockey game, and place instant bets anytime you desire!
National Hockey League FAQs
Can I bet on NHL players?
Yes. You can bet on individual NHL players during every game of the season. It’s also possible to wager on the MVP markets, and who will star in the Stanley Cup.
How do I bet on NHL?
The best way to bet on NHL is to join Bet UK today, either via the website or the Bet UK Casino app! Use your tablet, phone or computer to create an account, get some ID details checked, make a deposit and then head over to the sportsbook. Search for your favourite NHL team or just pick a game that’s of interest, and select the odds you want to back. Enter your stake in the bet slip and hit Place Bet to complete the process.