NHL Betting Tips & Previews

342 Showlhs N

NHL Tips & Predictions

Looking for free NHL predictions and tips? Our experts provide betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for the biggest ice hockey league in the world throughout the season, the NHL Playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals.

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, widely considered the leading professional ice hockey league in the world.

The NHL is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada alongside the NBA basketball, NFL American Football and MLB baseball.

The NHL currently comprises 32 teams which includes 25 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The Stanley Cup is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America and awarded to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

Our NHL experts provide preview and tips which include our NHL bet of the day, first goalscorer tips, anytime goalscorer tips, game total tips, NHL accumulator tips and NHL outright tips.

Bonus Bets

  • Free Bet
    Use code
    Bet £10 Get 4x £5 in free bets. Use the promo code NEWBONUS.
  • Get
    £35 + 10
    Coupon Code
    If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £35 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free online casino spins at QuinnCasino. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | begambleaware.org
  • Bet
    New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets to be used on Sports and 10 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
  • Bet £10
    Get £30
    Promo Code
    18+. T&C’s Apply. New customers only. Opt-in & deposit req. 7 days to deposit and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry.
  • Get
    Bonus Code
    Use the promo code NEWBONUS. GGPoker.co.uk is a brand name of NSUS Limited licensed to conduct online gaming operations by the UK Gambling Commission. 18+ only. Gamble responsibly.

Betting on NHL

NHL betting markets are highly lucrative and offer bettors plenty of value in the betting marketplace. The main NHL betting markets include:

NHL Money Line Betting (Win)

The money line or win is the most basic type of bet in NHL. Simply bet on which side will the game, if your team wins the game then you win. And if they lose, you lose.

NHL Handicap Betting (Line, Spread)

A Handicap bet is when NHL teams are given a positive or negative handicap to counter the gap in a team’s ability. A heavy favourite will receive a large negative handicap such as -4.5 and will start from behind in the betting. The opposite applies when a side is a heavy underdog who would receive +4.5, a points head start which is signified by a positive handicap. 

NHL Total Goals Betting

The total goals in NHL refer to the total amount of goals in a match, bet over or under that amount.

NHL Live Streaming

NHL live streaming is a great way to watch all the NHL games no matter where you are. All you need is a digital device and a suitable internet connection. Watch ice hockey on your mobile, tablet, PC or TV with NHL live streams wherever you are.

Our NHL live streaming guide shows you how to watch all of the action throughout each season.

Schedule & NHL Playoffs

It's important to know the NHL schedule if you are to maximise your betting potential. Teams are split in the Eastern and Western Conferences and play on road trips and home stands throughout the season.

The Eastern Conference features the Metropolitan Division and Atlantic Divisions. The Western Conference features the Central Division and Pacific Division. 

It is traditionally an 82-game season with two points awarded for a win, one point for losing in overtime or a shootout, and zero points for a loss in regulation.

At the end of the regular season the team that accumulates the most points in each division is crowned the division champion. The NHL’s overall leader is awarded the Presidents' Trophy. 

The top three teams in each division progress to the playoffs as well as two wild card teams from each conference. These two teams are the best performing of the non-qualifiers.

The playoffs are played as a 16-team knockout competitions with a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals series to determine the NHL champions.


Who won the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup?

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup by beating the Montreal Canadiens in the final.

How many teams participate in the NHL?

The NHL consists of a total of 32 teams.

How many Canadian teams participate in the NHL?

There are seven Canadian teams in the NHL, the other 25 are all from the USA.

Who has won the most NHL titles?

The Montreal Canadiens are the most successful NHL team with 24 titles.

What teams play in the NHL?

The 32 teams that play in the NHL are as follows - Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Vegas Golden Knights and Seattle Kraken.