Ice Hockey Tips & Free Betting Predictions
Ice Hockey is a popular sport across North America, but also in Northern and Eastern Europe. The biggest and richest league in the world is the NHL, which comprises of 24 teams from the USA as well as seven from neighbouring Canada. The climax of the NHL brings the post-season and, eventually, the Stanley Cup, with the Montreal Canadiens the most successful team of all time with 24 wins.
Betting on ice hockey is centred around game lines, which entails handicapping one team and deciding which side to back, or goals markets, with an over/under lineshifting depending on the participants.
The NHL may be the biggest ice hockey league worldwide, but there are many others across the globe who bettors regularly like to wager on. Here at bettingexpert, our tipsters offer their ice hockey tips on the NHL as well as other popular leagues such as the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the second biggest ice hockey league in the world comprising of sides from across Europe and Asia; the Swedish Hockey League (SHL); and the American Hockey League (AHL), classed as a feeder league for the NHL.
Ice hockey betting odds are available on both outright and individual match markets. Our ice hockey tipsters provide you with Match Result tips, Total Goals OVer/Under predictions and Game Lines bets to help inspire you with your own betting, as well as help you develop your ice hockey betting strategies.
Ice hockey betting odds are offered by the majority of bookmakers. Some of the better bookmakers for your ice hockey odds include BetVictor and William Hill. All three offer a range of ice hockey betting odds on a wide variety of leagues across the globe, as well as in-play markets and live streaming.
The National Hockey League is the most popular in the world with viewers and bettors alike. As well as betting on common markets like Match Result betting, outright betting is also incredibly popular. Betting on which side will win the Stanley Cup is an ice hockey favourite, with odds available on this market at the start and throughout the NHL season.
Last 20 Stanley Cup Winners
|Year||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|2016||Pittsburgh Penguins||San Jose Sharks|
|2015||Chicago Blackhawks||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|2014||Los Angeles Kings||New York Rangers|
|2013||Chicago Blackhawks||Boston Bruins|
|2012||Los Angeles Kings||New Jersey Devils|
|2011||Boston Bruins||Vancouver Canucks|
|2010||Chicago Blackhawks||Philadelphia Flyers|
|2009||Pittsburgh Penguins||Detroit Red Wings|
|2008||Detroit Red Wings||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2007||Anaheim Ducks||Ottawa Senators|
|2006||Carolina Hurricanes||Edmonton Oilers|
|2004||Tampa Bay Lightning||Calgary Flames|
|2003||New Jersey Devils||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim|
|2002||Detroit Red Wings||Carolina Hurricanes|
|2001||Colorado Avalanche||New Jersey Devils|
|2000||New Jersey Devils||Dallas Stars|
|1999||Dallas Stars||Buffalo Sabres|
|1998||Detroit Red Wings||Washington Capitals|
|1997||Detroit Red Wings||Philadelphia Flyers|
Kontinental Hockey League betting odds have increased in popularity in recent years. Widely regarded as the most prestigious ice hockey league in Europe and Asia, the 29 teams who compete in the KHL fight to win the Gagarin Cup. Gagarin Cup odds are available with most bookmakers, and our ice hockey tipsters provide you with their best Gagarin Cup tips and predictions.
Gagarin Cup Winners
|Season||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|2015-2016||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||CSKA Moscow|
|2014-2015||Ak Bars Kazan||SKA Saint Petersburg|
|2013-2014||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||Lev Prague|
|2012-2013||Traktor Chelyabinsk||Dynamo Moscow|
|2011-2012||Avangard Omsk||Dynamo Moscow|
|2010-2011||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||Atlant Moscow Oblast|
|2009-2010||Ak Bars Kazan||HC MVD|
|2008-2009||Ak Bars Kazan||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl|
Ice Hockey World Championships
It's not just club ice hockey that is popular amongst bettors. The sports' biggest international competition is the Ice Hockey World Championships. This tournament, first held in 1920, was part of the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics calendar, before becoming a tournament in its own right. Like the Olympics, countries competing in the competition fight for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The Ice Hockey World Championships are held annually.
Last 20 Ice Hockey World Champions
Ice Hockey Fixtures
For fans of betting on ice hockey, there is an ice hockey league or tournament in play almost all the year round. Let's take a look at when the major ice hockey leagues are in action:
- National Hockey League - October to June
- Kontinental Hockey League - August to April
- Swedish Hockey League - September to May
- Finnish Liiga - September to April
- Deutsche Eishockey Liga - September to April
- Swiss National League A - September to April
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Ice Hockey Odds
Puckline betting is ice hockey's version of the runline in baseball. In this case, bookmakers will give one team a 1.5 goal handicap much like they give one club a 1.5 run handicap with baseball runlines.
You will often see it listed by your preferred bookmaker in the following way:
- New York Rangers -1.5 2.90
- Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 1.40
Much like baseball betting, however, the puckline is not as popular as straight up moneyline betting (head to head without any handicap). One of the reasons is that it is a difficult form of betting to succeed at. A team's potential against the moneyline is much easier to frame as scoring events and margins in such a low scoring sport can tend to be more random than other sports.
Betting on the total number of goals scored in a game is a very popular type of ice hockey betting. Typically the number of goals scored in a NHL games varies between 5 and 7.
So how can you win betting on goal totals in ice hockey? The first thing you should do is to not give to much consideration to a team's goal averages. Averages can often give a distorted picture. What you should rather do is keep track of goal total occurrences. For example, games that featured the Los Angeles Kings might have had an average of 5 goals scored over their last 20 games. But what if two of those games only saw a single goal scored? The average of 5 goals is going to be distorted by these two very low scoring games.
Ice Hockey Favourites
There is a huge list of famous ice hockey teams and players who have had great successes in the sport. The most successful side in NHL history is Montreal Canadiens, though in recent years Detroit Red Wings have become one of the more successful sides. In the Kontinental Hockey League, Metallurg Magnitogorsk and Ak Bars Kazan have been two of the more successful ice hockey teams in Europe and Asia.
In terms of players, some of the most successful ice hockey stars include Larry Robinson, Patrick Roy, Bobby Hull, Sidney Crosby, Joe Sakic and Mike Modano.
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