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NHL Puckline Betting Report

When betting on the NHL, it can sometimes be hard to find value in a team that’s either heavily favored or is a major underdog on the moneyline. Luckily for us, most sportsbooks give us a puckline, which is the same idea as a point spread in sports such as football and basketball.

The difference, of course, is that scores in hockey are much lower and the spread is always set at 1.5. This means that in order to cash a spread bet, a favorite must win by two goals or an underdog must not lose by more than one goal.

Each week we’ll update every team’s puckline records for the 2021 season. See the table below for the records and profits.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on May 11, 2021

Best Puckline Records
Team Record Profit Record as Fav Profit as Fav Record as Dog Profit as Dog
Rangers 35-21 (62.5%) 1168.58 14-11 1094.12 21-10 74.46
Oilers 29-25 (53.7%) 663.92 17-19 705.0 12-6 -41.08
Predators 29-27 (51.8%) 68.86 10-12 605.0 19-15 -536.14
Wild 29-25 (53.7%) 878.99 17-21 665.0 12-4 213.99
Lightning 24-32 (42.9%) -43.83 24-31 56.17 0-1 -100
Penguins 26-30 (46.4%) -353.08 16-22 31.75 10-8 -384.83
Golden Knights 25-30 (45.5%) -38.27 21-29 -122.94 4-1 84.67
Hurricanes 25-31 (44.6%) 144.1 20-28 210.91 5-3 -66.81
Panthers 28-28 (50.0%) 127.69 15-22 135.0 13-6 -7.31
Jets 33-21 (61.1%) 154.87 6-9 95.0 27-11 159.87
Avalanche 22-32 (40.7%) -818.32 20-31 -790.87 2-1 -27.45
Capitals 28-27 (50.9%) 117.11 12-19 200.0 16-8 -82.89
Bruins 22-33 (40.0%) -265.97 20-32 -244.68 2-1 -21.3
Islanders 29-27 (51.8%) 284.11 14-23 75.0 15-4 209.11
Canucks 23-27 (46.0%) -868.38 4-7 -60.0 18-20 -870.11
Blackhawks 30-26 (53.6%) -381.73 5-9 -75.0 25-17 -306.73
Maple Leafs 21-33 (38.9%) -554.58 18-33 -674.71 3-0 120.13
Canadiens 23-32 (41.8%) -314.63 14-26 -169.09 9-6 -145.54
Coyotes 27-29 (48.2%) -322.16 7-14 65.0 20-15 -387.16
Flames 24-28 (46.2%) -418.11 10-22 -485.0 14-6 66.89
Stars 26-30 (46.4%) -549.9 10-22 -480.0 16-8 -69.9
Flyers 26-30 (46.4%) -473.68 9-20 -370.0 17-10 -103.68
Sharks 30-25 (54.5%) -80.51 4-9 -80.0 26-16 -0.51
Kings 31-23 (57.4%) -183.53 3-9 -355.0 28-14 171.47
Blues 21-33 (38.9%) -1491.98 6-26 -1625.0 15-7 133.02
Devils 31-25 (55.4%) -459.71 1-5 -305.0 30-20 -154.71
Blue Jackets 26-30 (46.4%) -1293.89 2-14 -1055.0 24-16 -238.89
Red Wings 36-20 (64.3%) 567.62 0-0 0 36-20 567.62
Senators 34-21 (61.8%) 326.83 0-1 -100 34-20 426.83
Ducks 34-22 (60.7%) -149.28 0-2 -200 34-20 50.72
Sabres 26-30 (46.4%) -1053.0 0-5 -500 26-25 -553.0

NHL Puckline FAQ

How can I bet on a puckline?

Betting on pucklines is one of the most fun ways to wager on hockey. Pucklines differ from moneylines because they are marked with either a -1.5 or +1.5 number, meaning a team either has to win by two goals to cash a -1.5 puckline or lose by no more than one goal to cash a +1.5 puckline bet. For more information on how to bet on pucklines, check out our How to Bet NHL Pucklines article.

What is the difference between a puckline and a moneyline?

When it comes to NHL betting, the puckline and the moneyline are completely different bets. Wagering on the moneyline means all that team has to do is win the game outright. Betting on the puckline means they either have to win by two goals (if they're favored) or lose by no less than one (if they're the underdog). To learn more about how moneylines work, head over to our How to Bet NHL Moneylines article.

Where can I find the latest Stanley Cup odds?

Stanley Cup odds are an ever-changing thing due to the significant amount of parity in the league. Odds Shark is your one-stop shop for all of the latest Stanley Cup odds, all you have to do is visit our 2021 Stanley Cup odds article. There, you'll find out which teams are the likeliest to win the Stanley Cup next season and which teams are offering the most value.