Ice Hockey Tips & Free Betting Predictions
Ice Hockey is a popular sport across North America. It is also popular in Northern and Eastern Europe. The biggest and richest league in the world is the National Hockey League of North America. The NHL comprises of 24 teams from the USA and 7 from neighbouring Canada. The climax of the NHL season is the Stanley Cup Final. The Montreal Canadiens are the most successful team of all time with 24 Stanley Cup victories.
Betting on ice hockey is centred around moneylines. This entails betting on one team to win the game. This can be within regulation time or including over time. Another popular bet type is goal totals. This involves betting on over or under a given number of goals to be scored during the game. A third popular bet type is known as puck lines. This involves betting on a team with a given handicap.
The NHL is the biggest ice hockey league worldwide. But there are many other leagues across the globe who bettors regularly like to wager on. Our tipsters offer their ice hockey tips on the NHL as well as other popular leagues. These include the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The KHL is the second biggest ice hockey league. It comprises sides from across Europe and Asia. The Swedish Hockey League (SHL) is popular as is the American Hockey League (AHL). The AHL is classed as a feeder league for the NHL.
Ice hockey betting odds are available on league outrights and individual match markets. Our ice hockey tipsters provide you with Match Result tips.They also give Total Goals Over/Under predictions and Game Lines.
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. Both offer a range of ice hockey betting odds on a wide variety of leagues. They also offer in-play markets and live streaming.
The National Hockey League is the most popular league in the world. Markets are available on traditional markets such as moneylines and puck lines. Betting on which side will win the Stanley Cup is an ice hockey favourite. Odds for the Stanley Cup winner are available throughout the NHL season.
Last 20 Stanley Cup Winners
|Year||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|2018||Washington Capitals||Vegas Golden Knights|
|2017||Pittsburgh Penguins||Nashville Predators|
|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|
Kontinental Hockey League betting odds have increased in popularity in recent years. The KHL is widely regarded as the most prestigious ice hockey league in Europe and Asia. Each season 29 teams compete in the KHL fight to win the Gagarin Cup. Gagarin Cup odds are available with most bookmakers. Our ice hockey tipsters provide you with their best Gagarin Cup tips and predictions.
Gagarin Cup Winners
|Season||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|2017-2018||Ak Bars Kazan||CSKA Moscow|
|2016-2017||SKA Saint Petersburg||Metallurg Magnitogorsk|
|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 was first held in 1920. It was then part of the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics calendar. Eventually it became a tournament in its own right. 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
There is an ice hockey league or tournament in play the year round:
- 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. Bookmakers will give one team a 1.5 goal handicap. This is the same as giving 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
The puckline is not as popular as straight up moneyline betting. 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. Scoring events and margins in such a low scoring sport can tend to be more random than others.
Betting on the total number of goals scored in a game is popular. 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? Do not give too much consideration to a team's goal averages. Averages can often give a distorted picture. Rather 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. The most successful side in NHL history is Montreal Canadiens. 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.
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