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Betting basics for hockey season

By Andy MacNeil  () 

Most sportsbooks offer a variety of ways to bet on the NHL. Here are some tips to help you understand the betting markets. 

FUTURES

Simply pick the winner of the Stanley Cup or a particular division. Maybe pick a player to win an award at the end of the season. It’s not as easy as some people make it out to be, though. Just look at the Stanley Cup futures market. The Colorado Avalanche have the best chance to win the Cup, but the field will win it approximately 90% percent of the time.

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