What to Know
With the legalization of sports betting in Tennessee, Action 24/7 aims to provide the best betting options for Tennesseans. To help inform those in the Volunteer State of the betting options they may be unfamiliar with, we’ve put together this series to provide an introduction and overview of how to bet on specific sports.
Tennessee NHL Betting – Preds on the Prowl
The Nashville Predators came into the NHL for the 1998-99 season and have made the playoffs in 13 of their 21 seasons in the league. Their closest run to winning a Stanley Cup came in the 2016-17 season, where the Predators lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games in the Stanley Cup Final.
Nashville is undergoing somewhat of an on-the-fly rebuild, as goaltender Pekka Rinne is in the late stages of his career. The team is handing the reins to Juuse Saros between the pipes and took a big swing in the first round of the 2020 Draft by selecting Russian phenom Yaroslav Askarov.
While their Cup window may be closing, look for the Predators to make a splash in the 2020-21 season. Anything can happen once the playoffs roll around.
Tennessee NHL Betting – How to Bet
One of the great things about NHL betting is that the long regular season leads to more betting opportunities. However, the league has discussed shortening the upcoming season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the number of games may decrease, each game becomes even more crucial to grab points, making each contest even more competitive.
A popular method of NHL betting is on the moneyline. In moneyline betting, bettors pick a team to win, with different payouts based on the quality of the teams playing.
For example, a Predators moneyline against the rival Chicago Blackhawks may read “Blackhawks (+155) at Predators (-175).” In this case, the Blackhawks are the underdogs (the “+” sign indicates underdogs), while Nashville is the betting favorite.
A $100 bet on the Blackhawks would pay out $155 if Chicago won. Alternately, you would need to bet $175 to win $100 if the Preds won at home.
Another common bet type is the “puckline” bet. A puckline bet is incredibly similar to a bet against the spread in football, though football spreads tend to have far more variance in their range leading up to the game.
Usually, a puckline bet would read something like “Blackhawks (+1.5) at Predators (-1.5).” Here, a bet on the Predators would only pay out if Nashville won by at least two goals. Betting on the Blackhawks would pay out with a Chicago win or a one-goal loss.
Finally, betting on the “over/under” or “total” involves predicting the total number of goals the two teams will combine to score. Usually, this tends to fall right around 5.5 for a number to beat.
The nice thing about betting an over/under is you don’t need to pick an outright winner, so a bet of the over 5.5 would hit whether the Blackhawks win 4-3 or the Preds win 6-0. Over/under bets are a great way to hedge your bets and potentially double up your winnings or cut your losses.
With any type of sports betting, it is critically important to do your homework before placing a wager. Is the team on the second night of a back-to-back? Who is the starting goalie for each club?
How have the teams been trending? The more research you put into it, the more likely you’ll be to win big.
Tennessee NHL Betting – Where to Bet
After receiving our Sports Gaming Operator License, Action 24/7 has transformed into your go-to spot for Tennessee sports betting. Offering live money sports betting and free-to-play options, Action 24/7 is locally owned and operated, based in Nashville, and ready to serve you!
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