Ice Hockey Betting Tips for New Zealand
There is nothing more thrilling than watching a pro ice hockey match and every fan in New Zealand will attest to the fact that the NHL is the best ice hockey league in the world. However, there is something New Zealands might not know – nothing ramps up the excitement of watching a game more than NHL sports betting.
If you’re new to sports betting but are keen to get in on the action, this quick how-to guide will provide all the information you need to get started, as well as tips for success with NHL betting.
Getting Started with Ice Hockey Betting
The first step for success with ice hockey betting is finding the right online sportsbook. Not all online sportsbooks will accept wagers from punters in New Zealand, but this is not a bad thing! There is still a fantastic array of options for those placing wagers in NZD, and you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. Of course, not all online sportsbooks are worth your time, so be sure to do your research before making your final decision.
Once you’ve selected the most suitable sports betting site, create an account and make your first deposit. One of the greatest advantages to online sports betting is the sign up bonuses and exclusive promotions which are available right from the get go. Be sure to take advantage of the lucrative sign up bonus, as the most reputable online sportsbooks will match your first deposit up to a certain limit, essentially doubling your bankroll.
Types of Ice Hockey Bets
The next step for success with NHL betting is getting to know the different kinds of wagers that can be placed on a given match.
Money line: as simple and straight-forward as they come, the money line bet is a wager placed on which team you are backing to win the match. Will it be the Penguins or the Canadiens?
Puck line: every NHL match will consist of a favoured-to-win team and an underdog. In order to level the betting playing field, the bookmaker will institute a ‘puck line’ or handicap on both teams. For example, The Washington Capitals -1.5 Arizona Coyotes +1.5 meaning the Capitals are the favourites to win. The Capitals would have to win by more than 2 points in order for the wager to be successful, and the Coyotes would have to lose by less than 2 points if you chose that side of the wager.
Over/under: instead of betting on which team will win, a wager is placed on what the combined team final score will be. As ice hockey is generally a low scoring game, game totals are generally set at around 6.5, and to be successful with this sort of wager, you would need to predict if the final score will be over / under the total set by the bookmaker.
Ice Hockey Betting on the Go
If you’re keen to place wagers on any of the 82 regular season NHL games or even the Stanley Cup playoffs, but often find yourself away from your desktop computer or laptop, there is no need to miss out. Mobile sports online betting NZ is perfect for placing wagers on the go, and many of the best online sportsbooks have apps available for download on Android and Apple, or at the very least, a mobile friendly website.
Whether you’re commuting or just have time to kill while you’re away from your computer, you can join millions of other New Zealands by placing wagers on your favourite NHL match ups.