The puck line in the NHL is somewhat like a money line bet except that the team will have to win by more than 1.5 goals or shed by fewer than 1.5 targets. Having a money line bet the payout odds are the only thing that is adjusted. You win your money line bet no matter how many goals a team wins . With puck line stakes it does matter how many goals the team wins .
The team that’s the favorite will have to win the game by more than 1.5 goals for one to acquire a puck line wager. In contrast, the staff in that game that is the underdog can lose the game by 1.5 or fewer targets, and you’ll still win your wager. The payout odds will still be adjusted, but they’ll be adjusted less than they’d be about the money line for the exact same game.
Here’s an example to make things better: Sabres Blue Jackets NHL.com
The Columbus Blue Jackets are playing a game against the Buffalo Sabres. The Blue Jackets are significant favorites in -220 on the cash line. The corresponding puck line odds are as follows:
Blue Jackets -1.5 (+133)
Sabres +1.5 (-153)
If you gamble the Blue Jackets on the puck line, you’re going to be paid better than money. Bear in mind, however, they must win the match by more than 1.5 goals. As there are no half goals in the NHL, this only means they need to win the game by two or more goals. The main reason it’s expressed in half goals is to protect against betting ties.
Let us compare the payouts for a Blue Jackets puck line bet to some Blue Jackets money line bet to find the difference. This will also explain to you why you’d want to make 1 bet on the other.
If you bet $100 on the Blue Jackets on the money line, you’d get paid $45.45 in profit. The Blue Jackets will just need to win the match by one goal or even more that you win your bet.
Should you bet $100 on the Blue Jackets on the puck line, then you’d get paid $133.00 in profit. However, the Blue Jackets MUST win the match by at least 2 goals for you to win your bet.
You are getting paid out nearly 3 times as much for a wager on the favorites, but they have to win at least two goals. When should you make this wager? You make a puck line bet when you think a team will win decisively. If you believe it’s likely to be a close match in which a staff squeaks out the win, then you bet the money line.
We should clarify for newer bettors exactly what it means to bet on the team that is +1.5 on the puck line. If you put a wager on the Sabres in +1.5 and the final score of the game was Sabres 1 and also Blue Jackets 2, you’d win your bet! The +1.5 essentially means that the sportsbook is spotting you a target and a half. If you win the match or lose by just 1 goal, you still win the wager. In the event you lose by at least two goals, you eliminate the bet.
The puck line bet provides you a lot of flexibility in regards to betting. Without this bet, you get paid nothing extra if you accurately predict a team will win .