Hockey betting will never be as popular as football betting or perhaps even basketball wagering, but it has carved it out a nice niche for itself on the sports betting market and the players that do it, really love the game of hockey and they use it to make themselves a few bucks.
The NHL season is a long one and outside of football, you won’t find a more physical league in all of sports. Therefore, the threat is an injury is always around the corner and they play a massive role throughout the season. Especially with the rise in concussions and the steps that the NHL has made to take headhunting out of the game, it is still a tough sport and injuries are unavoidable sometimes. That is why you should always know what is going on in terms of injuries before making any bets. The best player in the game has been out for the better part of the year due to concussions, so no one is immune.
Hot goaltending is also nice to have in the NHL as they may influence a game more than any position player in any sport. A red-got goalkeeper has sparked more than one run to the Stanley Cup finals, so study a team’s goaltending before you make your NHL betting picks. Some goalies like a lot of work to stay in rhythm, while some coaches like to rest their goalies coming down the stretch, so that is often a decision you’ll have to make for yourself.