NHL Global Sportsbook Odds
How to read NHL Global First-Period Odds
Wagering on first-period lines is very similar to wagering on the entire game, but it's exactly how it sounds - you cash a winner after the first period by either selecting the favorite or the underdog. Some bettors prefer these wagers more than your standard full-game bets, as the action is over rather quickly.
Similar to our Puck-line and Moneyline, every game on the big board shows with the Odds, Date and Time of the National Hockey League outings for the day and/or evening.
In hockey, the Favorite and Underdogs are listed for that day's contests. The First-Period Odds will show the favorite listed with a (-), and the underdogs are indicated by a (+) symbol. Most online wagering sites, as well most betting apps and offshore books, will do the math for you. It's a rather simply equation, however.
Vegas -110 (Bet $100 to win $90.90)
Anaheim +105 (Bet $100 to win $105)
In the above example, Vegas is listed as the favorite (-), while Anaheim is considered the underdog. If you are considering a bet on the Golden Knights, favored to be leading after the first 20 periods, they would return $90.90 on a $100 wager at minus-110. Some books will also have list fractional odds, and in this particular example the Golden Knights would be a 10/11 favorite. In addition, a decimal format is occasionally listed, particularly popular overseas, and the Holden Knights would be listed at 1.909 on the big board.
With the Ducks listed as the favorite, that would mean the Ducks are the underdog. Bettors receive a larger return on their initial stake. In the example above, a $100 winning wager on the Ducks would return a $205 total, which includes a total of $105 for the win and your original $100 stake. The fractional odds for the example would be 21/20, with the Panthers listed at 1.05 with the decimal conversion.
How to Read First-Period Over-Under Odds
Again, like a full three-period game, you’ll be betting the total amount of goals between both teams after one period.
Colorado vs. St. Louis 1.5o-10
In the example listed above, you would wager on the total going over two goals or under two goals. If you were to select the over, and the total number of goals is two or more, you would win a total of $190.90, which includes your $90.90 win and your original $100 stake. If you pick the under, and the total of goals was zero or one, you would win a total of $190.90, which includes your $90.90 win and your $100 original stake.