Over under bets in the NHL are a bet on whether the total number of goals scored by both groups will probably be higher than or less than a specified number. In other words, that specified number changes and the payout odds remain the same. In the NHL, however, the over under line is practically necessarily 5.5 goals, along with the payout odds change to adapt the line varies.

By Way of Example, the over under odds on the Blue Jackets and Sabres match we discussed earlier are as follows:

Over 5.5 (-107)
Under 5.5 (+100)
Notice again the total is represented as a half target number to stop ties. If it is more probable that more goals will be scored, the payout odds will change to cover better for the below. If it is more likely that fewer goals will be scored, the payout odds will shift to cover better to the over. The designated above under number of 5.5 will always remain the same.

To win this bet, you must accurately predict the entire number of goals in the game from both groups. It does not matter if one team scores all of the goals or if both teams score the goals. It also does not matter which team wins the match. All that matters with this bet is that the total number of goals. Pick the side that is correct, and you win your bet.

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