Spread Bets

The spread (or puck line) gives odds on whether a team will surpass a given margin of victory. For example, a team given a handicap of -1.5 has to win by 2 goals or more to beat the spread. You can bet on either side of the puck line depending on what you think the outcome will be.
 

Tampa Bay Lightning
36-17-3
-1.5(+180), 0 pts
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8:00 pm ET
O/U: 0 pts
New York Islanders
32-17-7
+1.5(-201), 0 pts
Spread
TBL -1.5 (+180)
NYI +1.5 (-201)
Spread Prediction
Pick: none