NHL Handicapper Records
Before buying one of our expert handicapper pick packages, get to know them through our current and historical records. For each pick the records will show the date and time it was posted, the line and line source plus the win/loss result.To see a snapshot of the NHL season records click here. You also have the ability to check out the records of each individual NHL handicapper going back to when the expert began posting picks on VegasInsider.com. The records are sortable by each of the following categories: All Picks, Guaranteed Plays, Member Plays,Totals, PuckLines, Underdogs and Favorites. Purchased picks are viewed in your My Insider page and can be posted up until one hour before game time, so check back throughout the day.
VegasInsider NHL Pick Packages
Our NHL expert handicappers offer Daily, Guaranteed, Weekly, Monthly, 1st Half Season, 2nd Half Season and Postseason pick packages. Each handicapper is sold separately and the number of picks varies for one to another. Some of the experts are very selective, only posting one pick per day which caters to the low volume bettors who manage their bankroll very carefully. There are also a handful of high volume experts who will post double digit picks per day providing value in terms of cost per pick. We require all experts to submit a minimum of 50-word analysis with each of their expert picks. Packages may contain any combination of moneylines, pucklines and totals. By clicking on a handicapper above you can view the matchups that are available in their pick package.
How Do NHL Moneyline Picks Work?
In hockey, a money line takes the place of a point-spread. When it comes to money line betting, you just need the team you select to win the game straight up, regardless of the margin. In money line wagering, you always have a favorite and an underdog. The minus sign (Ex. Penguins -120) indicates the favorite and the amount you must wager to win $100. In the above example, bettors would stake $120 to win $100 on the Penguins. The plus sign (Ex. Red Wings +100) indicates the underdog and the amount you will win for every $100 wager. In this case, bettors would place $100 on the Red Wings to win $100.
How Do NHL PuckLine Picks Work?
The Puck Line is a combination of a money line and point-spread wager. The Puck Line is usually plus or minus 1 ½ goals. You either wager on a team to win by two or more goals or you bet on a team to either win outright or lose by just one goal. Since bettors are at a disadvantage by taking the favorite, oddsmakers install a positive return. In the above example, the Penguins are - 1 ½ (+200) and the Red Wings are +1 ½ (-240). If you wager $100 on the Penguins, you would earn $200 if they won the game by two or more goals. If they lost the game outright or won by exactly one goal, you would lose your $100 wager. If you bet $100 on the Red Wings, you would have to put up $240. This wager will win if Pittsburgh wins outright or if they lose by exactly one goal.
How Do NHL Total (Over/Under) Picks Work?
The "O/U", also known as Over/Under or Total, is the number of combined goals that the oddsmakers expect to be scored in the matchup. Bettors can either wager Over or Under on the goals listed. In the above example, 5 ½ goals, bettors taking the Over would win if the Penguins and Red Wings score 6 or more goals in the game. Bettors taking the Under would win if the two teams combine for five goals or less. Oddsmakers often associate a money line with "O/U" lines, which means bettors would have to lay extra money in some cases. Ex. Over 5 ½ (-120) -- Bettors would wager $120 to win $100.
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