NHL Betting Guide
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NHL Money Line Betting Explained
Betting the NHL Money Line is placing a wager on one team to beat another, straight-up with no points added or subtracted. Money line bets typically include overtime, unless you are wagering only on the score at the end of regulation time.
Regulation-Time Wagering (Money Line 3-Way, -0.5 in regulation)
Regulation time wagers (also referred to as a Money line 3-way, or selecting a team “-0.5 in regulation) mean that your selection must win in regulation time (60 minutes). These wagers are lucrative to those who are looking to bet the favorite, but would like a better payout. By using the example in the image below, if you place a wager on the Nashville Predators to win in regulation time (-0.5 in regulation) then you will receive odds of 2.30. The Predators MUST win in regulation time (60 minutes). If tied after 60 minutes, a wager on the Predators -0.5 in regulation would lose. If place a wager on the Predators to win in regulation time without the -0.5 (odds of 1.719), you would receive a “push” (refund) if the game was tied after 60 minutes. Sports books offering a “money line 3 way” regulation time wager, would offer the Kings, Predators, and DRAW as the third option.
OT Included Money Line
OT included is the standard type of NHL money line bet. The final outcome of the game is what will decide your wager. This means any overtime period(s) and or a shootout. By using the example in the image below, if you place a wager on the Nashville Predators money line (OT Included) then you will receive odds of 1.751. A $100 wager would return $75.10.