Ice Hockey Betting Tips

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Looking for free betting tips for ice hockey? Our experts provide betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for ice hockey leagues across the world including the NHL and the world's biggest competitions.

Ice hockey is a fast-paced and physical sport that is popular in Canada, Europe, Russia and the United States. Ice hockey is the official national winter sport of Canada and the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The NHL (National Hockey League) is the highest level for men's ice hockey in the world. The NHL teams that reach the playoffs each season compete for the Stanley Cup.

FreeTips.com's ice hockey previews and predictions help you make the most of your betting on one of the most popular sports to wager on. You can get free ice hockey tips to bet on right here.

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All you need is a digital device and a suitable internet connection. Watch ice hockey, including NHL, on your mobile, tablet, PC or TV with live streams wherever you are.

Our ice hockey live streaming guide shows you how to watch all of the action.

Betting on Ice Hockey


There are hundreds of different ways to bet on a ice hockey match. Keep in mind that most markets are paid at the end of 60 minutes and exclude extra time.

Here are some of the most common types of ice hockey betting markets: 

60 Minute 3 Way Match Odds: In every game of ice hockey there are three possible outcomes after 60 minutes or regular time. Predict which team you think will win, or bet on a draw.

Moneyline: Select which team you think will win including extra time.

60 Minute Total Goals Over/Under: Predict how many goals will be scored by both teams combined. 

60 Minute Handicap: If you think one team is far too good for their opponent, a good way to find value is the handicap market. If you select a team with a -1 handicap, they need to win by more than one goal, such as 2-0, 3-1 etc.

Double Chance: Select a team to win or draw after 60 minutes.

60 Minute Draw No Bet: Pick a team to win and if the game ends in a draw, get your stake back.

Will There Be Overtime?: Select if the game will be tied after 60 minutes and overtime is required.

First Goalscorer: Predict which player will score the first goal of the game.

Anytime Goalscorer: Less risk than the first goalscorer bet, choose any player to score a goal anytime in the game.

Correct Score: Predict the final score of any ice hockey game.

Half Time/Full Time (HT/FT): Predict a team to be winning the game at half time and full time. Alternatively, select a team to be losing at half time and winning at full time.

Ice Hockey Competitions


North America's National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level for men's ice hockey in the world. The NHL teams that qualify for the playoffs each season compete for the Stanley Cup which is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.

The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is the highest league in Russia and most of Eastern Europe. 

International ice hockey competitions include the annual Ice Hockey World Championships and The World Cup of Hockey.

Ice Hockey Betting FAQ

How can I bet on Ice Hockey?

Bet on ice hockey with all major online bookmakers. Choose the competition, match, betting market, odds, make a selection and select your stake.

How do Ice Hockey handicaps work?

Ice Hockey handicaps is another way of describing the point spread market. Choose a team to cover a negative handicap (-1) or bet on a team with a positive handicap (+1).

How can I win on Ice Hockey accumulators?

Win on ice hockey accumulators by keeping it simple. A maximum of two or three selections in an ice hockey accumulator will increase your chances of hitting more winners.