The average number of goals for the Ice Hockey League has fallen considerably over the long term. As a result, the probability of draws has also risen relatively well. As the risk of draws increases, more and more Moneyline items need to be considered all the time. This is especially emphasized in the playoffs. When the stake in a match is no longer three points, but a mere win, the risk of a draw increases considerably especially when the number of goals in the playoffs drops radically. In general, we can recommend playing Moneyline rather than 1×2 if the match’s waiting value is low. In rich matches, the risk of a draw is reduced and 1×2 targets are easy to try.
Avoid negative smoothing! One of the biggest mistakes a novice hockey bettor has is to play a two-goal victory for a favorite team with the idea of Yes they make another then empty. This loses a huge amount of money in the long run. Two-goal wins in hockey are not at all as common as one thinks. This is because the goals of the teams are not to win the match with two goals, only to win the match. In the end, rarely search for more hits. For fear of a long puck and the start of your own head, it is often safer to throw a certain amount of hanging towards your opponent’s end. The winning hockey team will thus secure their goal lead rather than seeking a two-goal lead. Therefore, the winning bettor will consider carefully before playing their own favorite handicap bets.
Positive handicap works!
If the previous game of thought is turned on its head, it is understood that if playing a favorite with a negative hand is not profitable, playing an underdog with a positive hand should be it! Especially in matches with a low goal expectation value, it is highly recommended to play the underdog with a handicap.
Even if the favorite team is superior in terms of material, its purpose is hard to crush an opponent. Leading by one, two or three goals A favorite team is often content to secure its lead.
Due to this legality of the sport, it makes sense to play underdog with handicapping. Sometimes under-respondents may get even +2.5 or +3.5 handicaps even with good odds. A single example of this phenomenon is the Ice Hockey World Championships. The level difference between top and small countries has narrowed.