Puck Line Betting NHL 2019

What is puck line betting? Puck line betting is a version of spread betting specifically for NHL. Puck line is a range by which the underdog and the favorite’s playing field is levelled. In puck line the score for the favorite’s gets 1.5 points subtracted and the underdog gets 1.5 points added to the score. This is done to even out the skill advantage between underdog and favorite. It encourages bets on the underdog in that way allows bookmakers to make profits. If the numbers are confusing you a bit we will elaborate with examples in our guide, but first lets discuss how the puck line bet was invented, how it works and when to bet on a puck line.

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  • Puck Line Betting

    Puck line bets have a set figure of 1.5 added or subtracted to the final score of a game. Unlike in other sports where a spread bet is used the points added to the final score vary and are meant to even out the odds. Let’s set an example, let’s say the Hershey Bears are playing against the San Diego Gulls and the money line odds and puck lines are as follows

    Hershey Bears +1.5 -150

    San Diego Gulls -1.5 +130

    The -150 and the +130 are the money line odds. To find out more [about how money line odds word , go through our money line section for more details.

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    How NHL Puck Line Betting Works

    Like have mentioned already the puck line spread is a consistent 1.5 . Suppose you place a puck line bet on San Diego Gulls, let’s explore the various puck line bet outcomes.  Continuing with our Hershey Bears vs  San Diego Bulls example:

    Say the final score is Hershey Bears 3 vs San Diego Gulls 7

    1. Subtract 1.5 from San Diego Gulls – 7-1.5 = 5.5
    2. Add 1.5 to Hershey Bears score – 3 + 1.5 = 4.5

    If you bet on the Puck line on the San Diego Gulls, your final score after subtraction is 5.5 which is still more than the Bears final score of 3 your puck line bet on the San Diego Gulls wins.

    If the score line was different , say Hershey Bears 3 vs San Diego 5. You will find that even though San Diego Gulls won the game, the puck line bet on them loses . Let’s illustrate

    1. Subtract 1.5 from San Diego Gulls – 4-1.5 =2.5
    2. Add 1.5 to Hershey Bears score – 3 + 1.5 = 4.5

    Your Puck line bet on the San Diego Gulls loses because your final score after subtraction is 2.5 which is less than the Bears final score of 3.

    In this same scenario, if your puck line bet was on Hershey Bears then you would win. How?

    After the addition/ subtraction process

    1. Subtract 1.5 from San Diego Gulls – 4-1.5 =2.5
    2. Add 1.5 to Hershey Bears score – 3 + 1.5 = 4.5

    The Hershey Bears final score after addition of the puck line spread is 4.5 which is more than San Diego Gull’s original final score of 4

    How to Bet on Puck Line Bets

    1. Place a puck line bet on the underdog or favorite
    2. Subtract 1.5 from the favorite’s final score
    3. Add 1.5 to the underdog’s final score
    4. Compare the result of the puck line odds addition / subtraction with the original score of the team you did not bet on
    5. If the result of addition on the favorite bet is less than the underdog’s game score then your bet loses
    6. If the result of addition on the underdog is more than the favorite’s game score then your puck line bet on the underdog wins