Ice hockey is a team sport originated in 19th century in Canada, and since then it’s popularity has risen dramatically. Nowadays it’s one of the most popular types of sports in many countries, including Canada, Norway, Finland, Belarus, the United States and many others. The main hockey leagues are NHL (Canada and the United States) and KHL, which consists of teams from China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Latvia, Slovakia.
Things We Should Consider Before Making Bets on Hockey
Before starting to put money on this type of sport, one should learn the basics of the game. As in any other team sport, here the main goal is to beat the other team by scoring a higher number of points. It stands to mention that unlike football there is no concept of a tie, which means that a match is played until a winner is determined in overtime or by shootout.
Each team is represented by six players on ice, including one goalkeeper and five skaters that compete to score in the match. Hockey is a contact game, which means that it is very active and fast-paced and due to the high number of physical encounters it can result in some players being injured and benched, for this exact reason most of the teams have a great number of substitutions, up to 20. It means that you need to constantly check who is going to play in a match you want to lay your wager on, since team composition influences the odds and the result of the game drastically.
A hockey match usually lasts 60 minutes, divided into three periods of 20 minutes each. If the score is tied at the end of the main period, overtime is played, the duration of which may vary depending on the league, usually 5 minutes in the regular season and until the winning goal in the playoffs. If the winner is not determined in overtime, a shootout is played.
What types of bets are available?
There are generally three options on which you can bet on. Those options are as follow:
- Score – you can wager on number of scored goals either in the entire match (including overtime) or in specific period
- Odd / even – whether the result will be an odd or even number
- Handicap – when a team is given a virtual advantage/disadvantage
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