# How does spread work in NHL?

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The NHL point spread, or line, is used to handicap the favorite team. This is expressed via the number of goals the favorite is expected to win by. If you bet against the spread and take the underdog, the spread is a chance to bet on the loser of the game but still win your wager.

## What does +1.5 spread in hockey mean?

The puck line is the term for the spread betting option in a hockey game. The puck line is -1.5 goals for the favorite and +1.5 for the underdog in every game because hockey is so low scoring, with varying juice on each side depending on how even the teams are.

## What is the spread in hockey?

A hockey puck line is a goal spread and is similar to the run line in baseball. Bets are based on a 1.5 goal spread – bettors can either lay 1.5 goals with the favorite or take 1.5 goals with the underdog.

## How does a +7 spread work?

What does +7 spread mean? If the spread is seven points for a game, it means the underdog is getting seven points, noted as +7 on the odds. A team posted at -7 is the favorite and is laying seven points.

## How does +2.5 spread work?

What is a 2.5-point spread? If New York is +2.5, that means they are the underdog and have been spotted or given 2.5 points. If New York loses by two or fewer points, then it is a winning bet. If New York pulls off an outright upset, then that is also a winning wager.

## What does a negative spread mean?

A point spread is a bet on the margin of victory in a game. The stronger team or player will be favored by a certain number of points, depending on the perceived gap in ability between the two teams. A minus sign (-) means that team is the favorite.

## What is Puckline 3way?

A three-way puck line is similar to a three-way moneyline except for the fact that with the puck line, there is a handicap, or spread, attached to one of the teams to give them an advantage to start out. As with three-way moneyline betting, a three-way puck line only takes into account regulation time.

## What does a +200 money line mean?

What does a 200 moneyline mean? If the moneyline is -200, it means the team is the favorite and you must wager \$200 to win \$100. If the moneyline is +200, it means the team is the underdog and you could win \$200 if you bet \$100.

## How does a money line work?

A moneyline bet simply wagers that one team or player will defeat another. Once the game or match ends, the sportsbook grades a bet one of three ways: Win – The selected team won. The sportsbook returns the stake plus the winnings.

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## How do you place a point spread in hockey?

If you bet on the favorite, you win your bet if the favorite wins AND their margin of victory is greater than the point spread. If you bet on the underdog, you win if the underdog wins, ties, or if the favored team wins but fails to exceed the point spread.

## What happens if the spread is exact?

A push in sports betting occurs when the point spread or point total hits the exact number in which you bet. … If the Cowboys win by seven points, both bets are a push and money is refunded (you get your money back).

## How does point spread payout work?

How Does a Point Spread Bet Pay Out? Point spread betting pays out the same way as other similar wagers. Once you win, the bookmaker starts processing all the bets for that game. It may take a while, logistically, but the sportsbook will finally accrue your point spread bet winnings to your account.

## What happens if a team wins by the exact spread?

NOTE: If the favorite won the game by the exact amount indicated by the spread, the game ends in a tie (or push) and all money is refunded. You do not win or lose any money.