It's the first week of October, which means that the NHL season is back in full force. With the return of NHL comes the return of all the different types of bets you can place on individual games and NHL futures or props. 


Game Lines

There are three different bets you can place on any one game: puck line, moneyline and total.

Puck Line:

Typically, the puck line (spread) for every game is set at 1.5 goals with the home team usually laying 1.5 goals. If you take the puck line at -1.5, you need that team to win by two or more goals. On the flip side, if you bet on the +1.5 team, you would win the bet if that team loses by one or wins the game. 


The moneyline is the easiest bet to place. When betting on the moneyline, you’re betting on which team will win the game straight up, whether it's in regulation or in overtime or shootout. As we go to press, the Pittsburgh Penguins are -200 over the +165 St. Louis Blues on the moneyline. That means a $20 bet on the Penguins would result in a $10 payout (or any multiple thereof) since they’re the favourites. Meanwhile, a $10 bet on the Blues would result in a $16.50 payout since they’re the underdogs.


The total bet relates to how many total goals will be scored by both teams during the game. The total is usually set at 4.5, 5.5 or 6.5. For your bet, you have the choice to select Over or Under the total. For example, if the game is set at 6.5 and you choose the Over, you need at least 7 goals to be scored in the game to win your bet. It's important to note that a shootout victory still counts in this bet. If you bet the Over and the final score is a 4-3 shootout victory, you win your bet. 



Bodog also offers plenty of NHL futures bets for those who want to back their favourite teams in the postseason. You can bet on your team to win the Stanley Cup, conference or division. If you have a gut feeling, put it into action. As of October 4, the Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins are the co-favourites to win the Stanley Cup at +800. 



Don't miss out on all the props available to NHL bettors. Here, you can bet on anything from the Hart Trophy winner to how many points your favourite player will score this season. There are also many game props offered for each game. 


Live Betting

Finally, live betting is offered on every NHL game all season long. See which team has momentum throughout a game and bet on updated game lines, as well as a long list of props, such as which team will score next.

Take a look at our odds and make this season more exciting with the many different bets you can place on the NHL.

*Odds as of October 4, 2017