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Looking for free NHL picks & betting tips for the 2020-21 NHL season?

Our experts provide picks, betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for the biggest ice hockey league in the world throughout the season, including the NHL All Star Game, the NHL Playoffs and the Stanley Cup Finals.

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What NHL betting markets can I bet on?

The main NHL betting markets are Moneyline, spread and over / under total goals.

Money Line - The money line is betting on which team will win the game. There is no option for a draw in the NHL, with teams going to overtime and/or a shootout if the score is tied at the end of regulation, so the moneyline is a two-way market in which you bet on one team to win, and it includes overtime. 

Line - The line market is more also known as a handicap. Bookmakers will assign one team a positive (+) or negative (-) spread, line or handicap depending on favoritism for the game, and the bettor bets to cover the line.

Let’s use an NHL game between the Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks as an example. If the Blackhawks start with a +1.5 line and you bet on the Blackhawks, they need to win the game or lose by less than 2 goals in order for your bet to win.

On the other side of the coin, the Panthers would be assigned a -1.5 line spread meaning they would need to win by 2 or more goals in order for your bet on the Panthers to be a winner.

Over / Under Total Goals - This NHL betting market allows bettors to bet on the total amount of goals scored in a game by both teams. The sportsbook will set a line, let’s say 5.5 goals and you can bet on the total goals scored by both teams going over or under that total.

NHL FAQs

What is the NHL?

The NHL (National Hockey League) is a men's professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada.

When is the NHL regular season?

The 2020-21 NHL regular season takes place from January 23, 2021 and ends on May 8. 2021.

When are the NHL Playoffs?

The 2020-21 NHL playoffs will be played from May 11 to July 15. The 2020-21 NHL Stanley Cup Finals will take place in July with the last possible date July 15.

What is the NHL Stanley Cup Finals?

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals is a seven match series between the Western Conference winners and Eastern Conference winners to decide the winner of the Stanley Cup.

Who has won the most Stanley Cups?

The Montreal Canadiens have both won 24 Stanley Cups.

When is the NHL All-Star Game?

The 2021 NHL All-Star Game was postponed.

How many teams are in the NHL?

There are 31 teams in the NHL. The 31 teams in the NHL are Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Vegas Golden Knights, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets.