Ice Hockey Betting Strategy

Money Line

Just as applicable in baseball betting, money line betting market in ice hockey is about who will win the match.


This betting market is available when either of the team is an underdog or is heavily favoured to win. The bookmakers normally provide a handicap on the winning margin, to even things out.

For instance, if Team A has a handicap of -2, any bet placed on them well win if they win by a margin of more than 2 goals. If you choose to bet on the opposing team at +1 instead, you’d win the match if that team scores a win or the match is drawn.

As in any sport, you must always pay attention to the home advantage. Certain teams are stronger on their home surfaces, and their strengths can increase significantly when playing in front of the home crowd.

When it comes to individual positions, you must study the quality of the goaltender. While ice hockey is essentially a team sport, goaltender players a very critical role in the game. For example, Finland is known for producing some best goalies in the game.

Anyone interested in live betting should factor in the line changes made by the coach. This is when the offensive trio or defensive pairings are changed because of the opposition tactics.

Last but not the least, people seeking value in totals markets should refer to the goals per game statistics.

Fixed stakes

This strategy refers to placing the same amount of money for each new bet. This method of betting is the safest in regards to losses. Changes of losing your entire bankroll are significantly reduced but at the same time your profit potential is also limited. This system is great for bettors that are not looking for a quick buck but for a gradual increase of their profits in a steady and consistent manner.

Martingale system

Double your stakes after each losing bet. By doing so, you cover your losses on your following winning bet. However, if you experience a losing streak, you will end up betting large amounts of money which will quickly spend your entire bankroll.

Fractional betting

Statistics has showed that fractional betting has the highest chance of making profits for a longer period even if you encounter a series of losses. With this system, you calculate a fixed percentage of your total funds and use that amount as stake for your next bet. For example, let’s assume you have a 100$ in your account, and you decide to bet 10% of your bankroll for each new bet. You start by betting 10$ which is 10% of 100$. In case you win, you adjust the new stake accordingly and for your next bet you will place 11$ which is 10% of 110$. You apply the same strategy in case of loss.

In the end, it’s up to you to decide which of the strategies suits you best. When betting on sports, people have different risk tolerances according to their personality and style. However, we are confident that by continuingly testing various strategies based on our guidelines you will eventually find a system that is profitable on a regular basis.

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