Bookies has all the tools you need to make consistently smarter decisions with NHL betting. Our NHL odds page features the most up-to-date pro hockey lines every single day, allowing you to compare multiple sites. That’s the baseline for bettors to start looking at consensus numbers or play around with our free odds calculator
Our hockey experts have covered the sport from inside locker rooms and press boxes across the U.S. for years. Their daily NHL expert free picks have proved consistently profitable. You can use them however you see fit. Weight them against your own research or cherry-pick one or two to fill out the last leg of a parlay!
NHL moneyline parlays are highly popular and can be wildly profitable, especially if you throw an underdog in there. You can see just how profitable and experiment with different combinations using our free parlay calculator.
Our NHL futures betting page also shows the most up-to-date odds on teams like the San Jose Sharks or Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup Final or make the playoffs, lines on players to win season MVP, etc. Once you’re staying on top of NHL odds every day you’ll surely start to see value with a few long-term wagers.
Which States Allow Legal NHL Betting?
More and more states continue to pass legislation legalizing sports gambling. Many incorporated mobile betting while some remain retail only. Betting on NHL games is now legal in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, Indiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Delaware, Mississippi, Montana, West Virginia, Colorado, Michigan, Oregon, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Rhode Island. A few of them have yet to take their first legal bet, but it’s coming for all the above and others.
NHL Betting In Canada
There is no bigger draw for sports bettors in Canada than the NHL. Ice hockey remains Canada’s most popular sport, and the country has seven teams in the NHL – the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and the Vancouver Canucks. Ontario sports betting fans can wager on their home province teams - the Leafs and Senators. Similarly, Alberta sports betting fans looking to back their Oilers or Flames have plenty of options to do so.
Single-game betting rules will vary by province, but Canada online sportsbooks will have plenty of action, including for Quebec sports betting fans backing the Senator and those Canucks fans betting at British Columbia sportsbooks.
The NHL’s Stance on Sports Betting
Longtime NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was previously opposed to NHL betting. He went on the record in 2012 to say the league’s vision was “inconsistent with sports betting.” Bettman has since changed his tune along with the rest of the sports world.
He changed course in 2018, acknowledging that times have changed. Bettman and the NHL then teamed up with Bet MGM for the league’s first official sports betting partner. They have since reached similar agreements with William Hill and FanDuel with a new forward-thinking approach to NHL betting.