The puck line in the NHL is somewhat like a money line bet except that the staff will have to win by over 1.5 goals or shed by fewer than 1.5 goals. Having a money line wager that the payout odds are the only thing that’s adjusted. You win your own money line bet no matter how many targets a team wins . With puck line stakes it will matter how many goals the team wins by.
The team that is the favorite will need to win the match by over 1.5 goals for one to win a puck line bet. In contrast, the staff in that game that is the underdog can lose the game by 1.5 or fewer goals, and you’ll still win your wager. The payout odds will still be adjusted, but they’ll be corrected less than they would be on the money line for the 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 important 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 bet that the Blue Jackets on the puck line, you’re going to be paid out better than even money. Remember, though, they must win the game by over 1.5 goals. As there aren’t any half goals in the NHL, this just means they have to win the game by two or more targets. The reason it is expressed in half goals would be to protect against betting ties.
Let us compare the payouts for a Blue Jackets puck line wager to some Blue Jackets money line bet to see the gap. This will also explain to you why you’d wish to make one bet on the other.
Should you bet $100 on the Blue Jackets on the money line, then you’d get paid $45.45 in gain. The Blue Jackets would only have to win the match by one goal or more for you to win your wager.
If you bet $100 on the Blue Jackets on the puck line, then you would get paid $133.00 in profit. However, the Blue Jackets MUST win the match by at least 2 goals that you win your bet.
You’re getting paid out nearly three times as much to get a bet about the favorites, but they need to win by at least 2 goals. When should you make this wager? You create a puck line bet when you believe a team will win . If you think it’s likely to be a close match in which a team squeaks out the win, you bet the money line.
We ought to clarify for newer bettors what it means to wager on the team that is +1.5 on the puck line. If you put a bet on the Sabres in +1.5 and the last score of this game was Sabres 1 and also Blue Jackets 2, then you would win your wager! The +1.5 basically means the sportsbook is spotting you a target and a half. If you win the match or lose by only one goal, you still win the wager. If you lose by two or more goals, you eliminate the wager.
The puck line bet provides you a great deal of flexibility in regards to betting. Without this wager, you get paid nothing extra if you accurately predict that a team will win decisively.