Major league 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. One reason is that it is a far greater sport to watch in person 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. The most common hockey bet is a money line bet. Meaning, if you bet on the Lightning, you would bet $155 to try to win $100. 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.