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NHL Public Betting Trends

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Daily Bet and Money Percentages

The NHL betting markets can be tricky to navigate. However, when you have the NHL public trends, bet percentages, and splits, it makes life easier for all sports bettors. Public money in the NHL isn’t always the easiest to follow, but this page will help you either ride with the general public or fade them.

Looking at the money and NHL betting percentage splits, our experts will provide you with the data directly from sportsbooks ahead of puck drop each night throughout the entirety of the season. This way, you can see where both the public money and the percentage of tickets are concentrated for each game.

With Ontario online sports betting now live, Canadian bettors within the province can back their hometown teams in the Senators and Maple Leafs.

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Montreal
MON
@
+1.5
0%
9%
+1.5
0%
9%
+260
11%
5%
o6
72%
81%
Florida
FLA
-1.5
100%
91%
-1.5
100%
91%
-300
89%
95%
u6.5
28%
19%
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Buffalo
BUF
@
+1.5
12%
56%
+1.5
12%
56%
+140
14%
8%
o6.5
25%
18%
Tampa Bay
TB
-1.5
88%
44%
-1.5
88%
44%
-160
86%
92%
u6.5
75%
82%
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Arizona
ARI
@
+1.5
7%
15%
+1.5
7%
15%
+205
8%
4%
o6.5
90%
80%
Toronto
TOR
-1.5
93%
85%
-1.5
93%
85%
-240
92%
96%
u6.5
10%
20%
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Vegas
VEG
@
+1.5
35%
67%
+1.5
35%
67%
+136
24%
16%
o5.5
82%
84%
Boston
BOS
-1.5
65%
33%
-1.5
65%
33%
-155
76%
84%
u5.5
18%
16%
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Carolina
CAR
@
-1.5
100%
88%
-1.5
100%
88%
-230
92%
92%
o6.5
22%
23%
Columbus
CLB
+1.5
0%
12%
+1.5
0%
12%
+205
8%
8%
u6.5
78%
77%
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NY Islanders
NYI
@
+1.5
1%
17%
+1.5
1%
17%
+100
32%
22%
o6
11%
14%
Detroit
DET
-1.5
99%
83%
-1.5
99%
83%
-115
68%
78%
u6.5
89%
86%
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Winnipeg
WIN
@
+1.5
79%
85%
+1.5
79%
85%
+115
38%
27%
o5.5
90%
89%
Dallas
DAL
-1.5
21%
15%
-1.5
21%
15%
-134
62%
73%
u6
10%
11%
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Minnesota
MIN
@
+1.5
93%
93%
+1.5
93%
93%
+100
47%
33%
o5.5
14%
17%
Nashville
NAS
-1.5
7%
7%
-1.5
7%
7%
-115
53%
67%
u6
86%
83%
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Colorado
COL
@
-1.5
98%
84%
-1.5
98%
84%
-295
89%
97%
o5.5
35%
26%
Chicago
CHI
+1.5
2%
16%
+1.5
2%
16%
+240
11%
3%
u6
65%
74%
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Pittsburgh
PIT
@
+1.5
74%
74%
+1.5
74%
74%
+100
71%
49%
o5.5
65%
80%
Seattle
SEA
-1.5
26%
26%
-1.5
26%
26%
-115
29%
51%
u6
35%
20%
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Los Angeles
LA
@
+1.5
33%
50%
+1.5
33%
50%
+122
27%
16%
o6
17%
20%
Vancouver
VAN
-1.5
67%
50%
-1.5
67%
50%
-141
73%
84%
u6.5
83%
80%
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Anaheim
ANA
@
-1.5
75%
50%
-1.5
75%
50%
-120
68%
74%
o5.5
5%
5%
San Jose
SJ
+1.5
25%
50%
+1.5
25%
50%
+105
32%
26%
u6
95%
95%
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Brady Trettenero
by Brady Trettenero
Updated 28, Feb, 2024 · 12:31 AM UTC

NHL Public Betting Trends – February 27

It’s a busy Tuesday in the NHL, with 12 games on the schedule. Some of the notable NHL public betting trends for February 27th include:

  • The public’s favorite team on Wednesday is Tampa Bay, as the Lightning are receiving 95% of puck line handle to cover -1.5 on the road against Philadelphia.
  • There are two games where 90% or more of the money is on one side of the total: Lightning vs Flyers (6) and Penguins vs Canucks (6). The “over” is the consensus pick in both matchups.
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How to Read NHL Betting Trends

Every bet that is placed on the NHL odds market at any given online sportsbook is tracked. It’s logged, and they consolidate all that information into the NHL public betting chart you see at the top of the page. This betting info consists of the total number of bets and the total number of money bet on each market in a single game. Those markets are the NHL public betting percentages for moneyline, puckline, and totals.

With that data, you can see the NHL public betting consensus (as well as where the sharp money is) for every game before placing your wager.

Total Handle Percentages

The percentage of the total handle means the amount of money bet on Team X compared to their opponent. If Team X has received 70% of the ATS betting handle, that means $70 out of every $100 wagered on this game has been on Team X to cover the spread. The remaining 30% will have been wagered on the opponent.

The bet percentage refers to how many single wagers have been placed on Team X compared to their opponent.

Total Bet Percentages

Let’s say ten total ATS wagers were made on a game between New York and New Jersey. Three people bet $20 on the Rangers, one person bet $40 on New York, three people bet $30 on New Jersey, and two people bet $100 on New Jersey.

In this case, the bet percentage is split evenly between the two teams (five bets on New York and five bets on New Jersey).

How Important Are NHL Public Betting Trends

NHL betting percentages are quite important to note. There are a few things you can gain from looking at these betting numbers, one being where the sharp money is. Although it’s tougher in hockey since there aren’t big spreads like in the NBA and NFL, it’s still good to take a look at.

Sharp money is indicated by comparing the total handle to the total bets on a certain game. For example, let’s say we are looking at NHL public betting trends for a key Pennsylvania matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. In this scenario, 40% of the total bets are on the Penguins moneyline, and 60% on Flyers moneyline. However, only 30% of the total handle are on Flyers moneyline, and 70% on Penguins moneyline. This would indicate sharp money.

The reason being sharps usually bet more money since they are pros and usually do it as a profession. That’s why when the total handle outweighs the total bets for a certain side, the industry considers that sharp money. Online sportsbooks usually know which players are experts, so they will note when they bet and start adjusting the line for the NHL betting public.

Brady Trettenero
Brady Trettenero

Lead NHL & NCAAF Editor

Brady is the lead NHL and College Football editor at Sports Betting Dime, where he specializes in betting odds and data-driven analysis. Brady joined SBD as a freelance writer in 2019 before quickly working his way up into an editorial role a few years later. He has over 10 years experience in sports media, with work published by outlets such as ESPN, CBS Sports, Yahoo! Sports and Fox Sports. Brady graduated from BCIT with a diploma in Broadcast and Online Journalism, where he focused in sports media. With a well-known presence on Hockey Twitter and countless written NHL stories, Brady brings a passionate and educated perspective to the world of Sports Betting.