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NHL Hockey Betting Trends

NHL hockey betting is growing in popularity throughout North America and has a very strong following worldwide. With a good degree of parity throughout the league and a long schedule, it offers many of the same betting opportunities as NBA basketball. One advantage the NHL has over professional basketball is the work ethic of NHL players -it's unusual for them to 'phone in' a game, so you typically get a strong effort.

You can find NHL hockey betting trends here at Sportsbook.AG and their application are very similar to NBA basketball. Teams typically play better at home than on the road but in pro hockey the top teams are usually solid on 'enemy ice'. There are exceptions -in recent years the Los Angeles Kings have been notorious for having one of the best home records in the league but a road record you'd expect from a bottom feeder. There are also teams with losing records that play very well at home, and they can often provide good betting value against superior opposition.

Situational betting trends can also reveal teams that struggle in non-conference games, against inferior competition ('playing down' to an opponent) or in the second of back to back games. Good teams often bounce back strong after a loss while weak teams can go on a protracted losing run. All of this information is available at our sportsbook.

There are also variations on the typical NHL moneyline bet. Pucklines, 'regulation only' wagers and totals bets are additional wagering options and by using the right situational data it is possible to isolate solid betting opportunities. In many ways, NHL hockey combines the best of every other betting sport with the statistical options of baseball combined with the long schedule and grueling travel demands of NBA basketball. This makes NHL hockey a challenging and entertaining betting sport.