Ice Hockey Tips

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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.

NHL Betting

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Boston Bruins take on Detroit Red Wings

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


YearWinning TeamLosing Team
2016 ice hockey tipsPittsburgh Penguins ice hockey tipsSan Jose Sharks
2015 ice hockey tipsChicago Blackhawks ice hockey tipsTampa Bay Lightning
2014 ice hockey tipsLos Angeles Kings ice hockey tipsNew York Rangers
2013 ice hockey tipsChicago Blackhawks ice hockey tipsBoston Bruins
2012 ice hockey tipsLos Angeles Kings ice hockey tipsNew Jersey Devils
2011 ice hockey tipsBoston Bruins ice hockey tipsVancouver Canucks
2010 ice hockey tipsChicago Blackhawks ice hockey tipsPhiladelphia Flyers
2009 ice hockey tipsPittsburgh Penguins ice hockey tipsDetroit Red Wings
2008 ice hockey tipsDetroit Red Wings ice hockey tipsPittsburgh Penguins
2007 ice hockey tipsAnaheim Ducks ice hockey tipsOttawa Senators
2006 ice hockey tipsCarolina Hurricanes ice hockey tipsEdmonton Oilers
2005 SEASON CANCELLED
2004 ice hockey tipsTampa Bay Lightning ice hockey tipsCalgary Flames
2003 ice hockey tipsNew Jersey Devils ice hockey tipsMighty Ducks of Anaheim
2002 ice hockey tipsDetroit Red Wings ice hockey tipsCarolina Hurricanes
2001 ice hockey tipsColorado Avalanche ice hockey tipsNew Jersey Devils
2000 ice hockey tipsNew Jersey Devils ice hockey tipsDallas Stars
1999 ice hockey tipsDallas Stars ice hockey tipsBuffalo Sabres
1998 ice hockey tipsDetroit Red Wings ice hockey tipsWashington Capitals
1997 ice hockey tipsDetroit Red Wings ice hockey tipsPhiladelphia Flyers

KHL Betting

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


SeasonWinning TeamLosing Team
2015-2016 ice hockey tipsMetallurg Magnitogorsk ice hockey tipsCSKA Moscow
2014-2015 ice hockey tipsAk Bars Kazan ice hockey tipsSKA Saint Petersburg
2013-2014 ice hockey tipsMetallurg Magnitogorsk ice hockey tipsLev Prague
2012-2013 ice hockey tipsTraktor Chelyabinsk ice hockey tipsDynamo Moscow
2011-2012 ice hockey tipsAvangard Omsk ice hockey tipsDynamo Moscow
2010-2011 ice hockey tipsSalavat Yulaev Ufa ice hockey tipsAtlant Moscow Oblast
2009-2010 ice hockey tipsAk Bars Kazan ice hockey tipsHC MVD
2008-2009 ice hockey tipsAk Bars Kazan ice hockey tipsLokomotiv 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


YearGoldSilverBronze
2016 ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsFinland ice hockey tipsRussia
2015 ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsRussia ice hockey tipsUnited States
2014 ice hockey tipsRussia ice hockey tipsFinland ice hockey tipsSweden
2013 ice hockey tipsSweden ice hockey tipsSwitzerland ice hockey tipsUnited States
2012 ice hockey tipsRussia ice hockey tipsSlovakia ice hockey tipsCzech Republic
2011 ice hockey tipsFinland ice hockey tipsSweden ice hockey tipsCzech Republic
2010 ice hockey tipsCzech Republic ice hockey tipsRussia ice hockey tipsSweden
2009 ice hockey tipsRussia ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsSweden
2008 ice hockey tipsRussia ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsFinland
2007 ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsFinland ice hockey tipsRussia
2006 ice hockey tipsSweden ice hockey tipsCzech Republic ice hockey tipsFinland
2005 ice hockey tipsCzech Republic ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsRussia
2004 ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsSweden ice hockey tipsUnited States
2003 ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsSweden ice hockey tipsSlovakia
2002 ice hockey tipsSlovakia ice hockey tipsRussia ice hockey tipsSweden
2001 ice hockey tipsCzech Republic ice hockey tipsFinland ice hockey tipsSweden
2000 ice hockey tipsCzech Republic ice hockey tipsSlovakia ice hockey tipsFinland
1999 ice hockey tipsCzech Republic ice hockey tipsFinland ice hockey tipsSweden
1998 ice hockey tipsSweden ice hockey tipsFinland ice hockey tipsCzech Republic
1997 ice hockey tipsCanada ice hockey tipsSweden ice hockey tipsCzech Republic

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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