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NHL live scores

Keeping up to date with NHL live scores is a necessary part of keeping an eye on your NHL bets, especially when you’ve decided to place some wagers on live, in-game hockey betting. A lot of in-game hockey betting odds are NHL derivative odds, meaning that these wagers tend to focus on bets relating to specific periods of the game.

For example, if the Edmonton Oilers are down 3-1 early in the second period, you could place an in-game bet on them coming back to win the game. To get more specific, you could even bet on them tying things up or pulling ahead by the end of the second period. Live, in-game betting is a great way to stay engaged, as derivative odds are constantly fluctuating based on what’s happening at any given second.

The number of derivative markets is essentially astronomical, meaning it’s easy to indulge those weird hunches with an in-game bet. If a team is up 5-1, then quickly allows two goals, wagering on the losing team to mount a comeback could be a shrewd gamble. Be sure to use BET.CA to keep up with all of the NHL live scores, so you can make smart bets based on game events before the odds adjust accordingly.

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Upcoming NHL matchups

Finding all of the latest NHL matchup and odds information can be stressful without some help, which is why BET.CA is committed to making sure you have access to a wealth of hockey betting resources. There are 32 teams in the NHL and each play 82 games in the regular season alone, resulting in over 1,200 NHL games played annually.

Most NHL games typically start in the late afternoon or evening, although day games are common on both Saturdays and Sundays. One of the best ways to determine if a game has betting value is to check news, form, stats, and the injury report.

The regular season is long, and teams who are positioned well in the standings are often in no rush to bring back injured players. For example, if the Tampa Bay Lightning are in first place, and they’re facing a team much further down the standings, it would naturally seem logical to bet on Tampa Bay. However, if upon checking the injury report, you realized that Tampa Bay will be missing three key players including their starting goalie, making a wager on the lower ranked team instead doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

NHL outdoor games

Since 2008, the NHL has scheduled at least one outdoor game during the regular season. These are often among the most anticipated and popular fixtures of the NHL schedule, and therefore attract notable betting attention. Outdoor games are normally held in January and February every year.

There are three different outdoor games that the NHL stages: the Heritage Classic, Winter Classic, and Stadium Series. They have repeatedly set attendance records for the league, starting with the 2003 Heritage Classic between the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers that drew 57,167 fans. That was later beat by the 2008 Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres that had a crowd of 71,217, before the 2014 Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings was attended by a record 105,491 fans.

The outdoor games for the 2022-23 NHL season are:

  • January 2: Winter Classic – Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins, Fenway Park

  • February 18: Stadium Series – Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes, Carter-Finlay Stadium

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Latest NHL results

You can check all of the latest NHL results with BET.CA. One of the best ways to improve your NHL betting knowledge is to learn from your mistakes. After all, no one wins big every single night, and looking at where you went wrong can only help to improve your strategy in the long run.

When looking at NHL score results on BET.CA, it’s important to consider other key factors that may have swayed the game in one team’s favor. For example, perhaps a underdog beat a favorite 2-1. At first glance, it may just seem like a classic case of NHL parity. However, upon looking at each team’s shot totals, it may become clear that the good team simply ran into a hot goalie and significantly outshot their opponents.

Looking at NHL odds in comparison to recent games is another way to figure out whether you could have made a smarter bet. For example, let’s imagine that the Toronto Maple Leafs are having a much better season than the Ottawa Senators. The two teams are set to square off and the odds heavily favor the Leafs, although the stats show that the Sens have won their last four games against the Leafs. The Battle of Ontario is a heated rivalry that can always go either way, and knowing this additional context can help you place a smart underdog wager on the Sens.

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