The puck line is a term used in American sports betting to indicate the outcome of a game without placing a bet on it. Puck lines are most commonly seen in hockey and basketball, but they also appear in other sports like cricket and soccer. If, for example, the Chicago Blackhawks are hosting the New York Rangers in a game and Chicago is listed at +110 (the favorite) and New York is listed at +105 (the underdog), then a bettor might wager that the Blackhawks will win the game by more than five goals. Win by more than five goals and you’ll earn a payout of around $85. That’s not a bad return on investment when you consider the betting odds were stacked heavily in your direction before the puck was even dropped!
This article is a basic introduction to the wagering world of the NHL, where we discuss everything from the different forms of betting to where to find information. So, read on and enjoy, and if you’re really curious, you can always hit the links below to get started.