How to Wager on NHL Hockey – A Guide for Bettors

NHL hockey provides sports bettors with a wide variety of wagering opportunities. With each of the league’s teams playing an 82-game regular season that runs from October until April, followed by a two-month playoff tournament in which the top 16 teams battle until only one emerges as champion, sports bettors can cash in wagering on individual games as well as overall team performances.

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World Cup of Hockey Odds: Canada Sits as Favorite

Hockey fans and bettors can get in on the action a little earlier this year thanks to the NHL dusting off the World Cup of Hockey. And odds to win the World Cup are already out at online sportsbook Bodog.

This will be the third instance of the World Cup, which hasn’t been played since 2004. That year Canada took the gold with a win over Finland in the best-of-three final. One player actually returns from that winning roster, as veteran Joe Thornton dons the Maple Leaf once again.

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Penguins, Blackhawks Stanley Cup Odds Co-Favorites

After a multitude of free agent signings and some surprising trades the dust is starting to settle on the NHL offseason moves. There are still a few free agents left out there and arbitration hearings are coming up, but most of the big names are off the market. So what has that done to the Stanley Cup odds?

Right off the top there are now co-favorites to win the Stanley Cup next season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks both getting +900 odds at Bodog.

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Stanley Cup Odds: Penguins Chalk to Repeat as Champs

The Pittsburgh Penguins just finished their skate around the ice with the Stanley Cup, but already the oddsmakers are looking toward next year. Who is the favorite to hoist the Cup in 2017 at the sportsbooks? The same team that hoisted it in 2016.

The odds on the 2017 Stanley Cup winner are out and online sportsbook Bodog has Pittsburgh listed as a +800 favorite. After the Penguins’ solid run through the postseason it would be hard to pick anyone else right now.

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Stanley Cup Odds: Penguins Chalk vs Sharks in Final

After 2,624 regular season games and three rounds of playoffs the Stanley Cup Final begins Monday night between the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins, with the Penguins opening as the odds favorites at the online sportsbooks.

The Penguins have been here before, having appeared in the Stanley Cup final four times previously, winning three. It’s new territory for San Jose, who are appearing in their first Cup final in franchise history.

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Stanley Cup Odds: Sharks Now Stanley Cup Favorites

After a long history of playoff failures could the San Jose Sharks finally be ready to win that elusive Stanley Cup championship?

The Sharks are the favorites to hoist the trophy on the Stanley Cup futures at online sportsbook Bodog after taking a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference final. San Jose was moved up to +160 on the futures after beginning the series as a +550 underdog. Looking back even farther, right before the playoffs began the Sharks were a +1400 underdog to win the Cup.

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Stanley Cup Odds: Penguins Sit as Betting Favorites

With seven teams left standing in the hunt for the Stanley Cup Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are the new favorite to win it all on the NHL futures at online sportsbook Bodog.

After playing some of the best hockey in the league down the stretch, the Penguins began the playoffs among the Cup favorites. After pushing the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination, the Penguins are the overall favorite at +300.

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Stanley Cup Betting: Caps and Pens Still Favorites

Tied 1-1 after the first two games of their second-round playoff series, the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins are the co-favorites on the latest Stanley Cup odds at online sportsbook Bodog.

Heading into Monday night’s Game 3 both the Capitals and the Penguins are listed at +375 to take home the Stanley Cup. Washington got the series started with an overtime victory in Game 1, but Pittsburgh struck back in Game 2 with a win to tie the series.

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