New Jersey sportsbooks offer a large market of professional sports and organizations for players to bet on, including the NHL. Players in New Jersey enjoy betting on the NHL because of the New Jersey Devils, the long-standing rivalries and the dynamic nature of the sport. 

The NHL regular season begins in early October and ends in early April. With 31 teams—24 based out of the U.S. and seven from Canada—and a total of 82 regular-season games, there is plenty of action at top New Jersey online sportsbooks to choose from. The playoffs give players even more excitement, ultimately leading to the Stanley Cup Final.

Types of NHL Bets at New Jersey Sportsbooks

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There are three main ways to bet on the NHL: the puck line, the moneyline and the over/under. They moneyline is the simplest way to bet on the league because it is a straight-up wager. 

The puck line is similar to a point spread but is always set to 1.5 goals. This means that players supporting the favorite must win by more than 1.5 goals or those backing the underdog gain the +1.5 goals.  

The over/under works similar in hockey as it does in other sports. For example, if the over/under for a game featuring the Devils and the New York Rangers is six goals, players bet if the total combined score will be more or less than six. 

New Jersey sportsbooks also offer parlays, futures and proposition bets for NHL games. Popular proposition, or prop bets in the NHL include whether a specific player will score, which team will score first and how many goals will be scored in the first period. If you are looking for all the markets available in NJ for all sports, this is a pretty exhaustive list.

Best Sites and Sportsbooks for NHL Betting in New Jersey

Players enjoy the Garden State’s vast selection of sportsbooks, knowing their information is secure with New Jersey’s firm regulatory and licensing requirements. Many brick-and-mortar sportsbooks can be found in the state, but their vast online options are unparalleled in the industry. 

The three most popular online sportsbooks in New Jersey for NHL betting are William Hill Sports Book, BetMGM and PointsBet. William Hill  provides many banking options for players and and in-play betting. BetMGM features a slick user-friendly platform, making it a go-to for casual or beginner players. This online sportsbook is also available in a variety of mobile platforms, including Android, BlackBerry and iPhone devices.  

PointsBet offers a vast selection of prop bets, and it also features in-play wagering. This New Jersey sportsbook is also common among NHL sports bettors because of its mobile app for both iOS and Android devices.

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