Outside of wagering in the National Hockey League over-under option the sport doesn’t capture a large percentage of the sportsbook and gaming audience. According to most sportsbook directors and those that collect NHL data in relation to gambling state that less than two percent of a books handle is directly related to hockey. Updated Odds to Win 2019 Stanley Cup.
The simple fact is unless live (in-game betting) that would include opportunities to place a bet on the next player or team to score with relevant odds becomes prevalent and available via easy to use mobile applications hockey doesn’t traditionally have enough events to overwhelmingly garner interest from gamblers. The scoring is the NHL sits on the fence between International Soccer and Major League Baseball and the majority of hockey wagers are in fact on totals.
All things being equal if it were not for the handicap (point-spread) in football and basketball gamers would become frustrated and bored looking at a laundry list of money-lines all day. If the money-line option were the only option to place one’s lunch money on a hoop or gridiron event basketball and football wouldn’t be nearly as popular as it is with the average gamer. And the average player, casual gamer, is the bread and butter of the Vegas and Offshore Sportsbook market.
The Ottawa Senators (13.3-2) and Philadelphia Flyers (12-5) have been uber-profitable for bettors that have supported the two NHL franchises on over-the-total wagers this season.
A list of NHL teams and their over-under records are below along with updated Odds to Win 2019 Stanley Cup. The latter is provided by the World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook, WestGate of Las Vegas.
|NHL Totals Records – teams alphabetically listed|
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