The puck line is used in hockey and the goal line is used in soccer. There are two types of Puck Lines: the American Puck Line and the Canadian Puck Line. The Canadian Puck Line is a combination of the point spread and the money line (there is not only a point spread between the two teams, but also a different price to lay, determined by the money line).
(Canadian Puck Line)
Canadians -1 1/2 -140 5 -135
Redwings +120 +115
In the example above, if you take the Canadians, not only does the chosen team have to cover the spread of -1 1/2 goals, but you have to lay $140 for every $100 you intend to win. Instead if the Redwings are chosen, the team gets +1 1/2 goals and for every $100 laid, you get $120.
In puck lines, the favorite team is determined by the point spread, not the money line. There are cases in which the favorite has a positive money line and the dog a negative money line. In some cases both the favorite and the dog will have the same point spreads, one being negative and one positive, in this case the line is simply the favorite -1 1/2.
The money line for the American Puck Line will always be Even on the side. There is also 1/2 point difference between the favorite and the dog, the favorite always being 1/2 point higher. The total works the same as the Canadian Puck Line.
(American Puck Line)
Sharks -1 1/2 EV -105
Oilers +1 EV 51/2 -115
Prices shown in USD.
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