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Oct 18, 2016
Oct 18, 2016

NHL live betting strategy

How to get an edge in live NHL betting

The difference between pre-game and live NHL betting

Why hedging is important in live betting

NHL live betting strategy
NHL betting is among our most popular markets, unsurprising given its high intensity and level of skill. At Pinnacle, bettors can keep betting even when the puck and fists start flying. Read on to learn more about the details of live betting and a basic NHL live betting strategy.

NHL live betting: The details

For every NHL game, once the action is live, bettors can place the following bets during intermissions:

For all 1st and 2nd period intermissions:

  • One handicap line
  • One money line
  • One total

We will not offer live odds after the third period in tied games, and there is no offering between OT (Over Time) and shootout.

For selected high profile games, especially so during the playoffs, we may also offer up to three alternate handicaps and totals, giving you even greater options in-play.

As with all of the odds offered at Pinnacle, the margins are extremely competitive at 4%, which in American odds is 16 cent, or -108/-108. You will do well to find value like this anywhere else.

The limits are also what you have come to expect from Pinnacle and will generally be as follows, though they vary by game, and may increase during the Playoffs:

  • Handicap $1,500 or equivalent in your currency
  • Money Line $3,000
  • Total $1,500
  • We also offer increased limits on our Game of the Night

NHL live betting strategy

Betting on an NHL game as it progresses can simply add an extra interest to watching the action unfold, but live betting also has other benefits. Ice hockey is fast, furious and adrenalin packed, so what better way to match that excitement than by trying to interpret the ebb-and-flow of the game with a live bet.

Hedging

Betting on both sides of a market, or several selections within a market, to exploit the advantage of price discrepancies, or limit losses.

Your basis for making a pre-game bet – such as tactics, formation & form – can quickly unravel once a game begins to unfold, so live betting enables you to wait to confirm your pre-game ideas about how things will pan out.

As well as providing an alternative to pre-game betting, live NHL betting can also provide a compliment. Should you bet pre-game on the Leafs to win in regular time against the Kings, and they take a 2-0 lead in the first period, you can hedge this bet using updated intermission odds by taking the expanded price on the Kings. This kind of basic hedging can work across handicaps, money lines and totals.

Understanding team mentality is vital for live NHL betting. For instance a team trailing by one goal towards the end of the game may pull their goalie and replace him with an additional attacker. However, this often leads to the winning team scoring again, rather than an equalising goal, which should interest bettors betting on games with -1.5 handicaps during the second intermission of close matches.

For more expert bettors live NHL odds can enable correlated betting based on perceived relationships between the three main markets offered, as well as the opportunities for Arbitrage, which of course is welcomed at Pinnacle.

Now that you know how to benefit from a live NHL betting you can take advantage of the best ice hockey odds online.

Betting Resources - Empowering your betting

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