About our ice hockey predictions
For betting tips, Takebet South Africa mostly chooses top events, such as the regular season and playoffs in the NHL. As for international ice hockey, we start forecasting these events from the group stage. Read further to understand better what we offer in our ice hockey betting predictions.
Types of tips
We primarily use single bets for our analytical articles about hockey. One can anticipate from one to three picks included in each publication. Single tips have their odds ranging from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1) on most occasions.
Notwithstanding, Takebet South Africa also offers accumulator betting experience as we compile picks for ice hockey with two or more match selections. The odds of hockey multiples usually get as high as 10.00 (+900; 9.00).
Analytical team of Takebet South Africa
Our ultimate goal is to supply you with valuable odds in our free ice hockey tips. Therefore, we have invited data-oriented journalists to join our team. These professionals know all the ins and outs of ice hockey, its history, and recent developments.
The experts on the team are prolific in breaking down the performances of ice hockey teams and players using stats. We publish their predictions about 24 hours before a match.
Our coverage of ice hockey
The team produces the best ice hockey predictions for significant events worldwide. Each intricate piece contains a load of stats and preview information, the odds for popular betting markets, and the analysis of more specific gambling options like player props.
Check further to learn more about the contents of our tips.
Ice hockey tournaments we cover: NHL and the rest
Takebet South Africa regularly offers free picks for top hockey matches in North America. We also predict leading international competitions of national teams when those events take place.
The following are hockey competitions we constantly cover with predictions:
To pick a hockey competition, use the main menu of our website or access the section with betting tips, choose ice hockey, and then select a tournament you want to check out.
Bets and odds in tips for ice hockey
Being arguably among the best ice hockey prediction sites, Takebet South Africa uses many bets when compiling our tips. Here are some of the options we cover:
Other featured bets include period results, total points, goalscorers, and more.
Betting tips on long-term ice hockey outrights
Experts of Takebet South Africa predict teams to qualify for the playoffs, to finish top of their groups, divisions, and conferences. For example, in the NHL, we tip on the teams to win the Pacific, Atlantic, Metropolitan, and Central divisions and the Eastern and Western Conferences. In addition, we forecast the holders of the President’s Trophy and the Stanley Cup.
Takebet South Africa also analyses player performances to tip on individual achievements: the MVP, the best defenceman, the point leader, the best goaltender, the best rookie, and others.
Significant events in the 2022-23 hockey season
The 2022-23 hockey season features the NHL and the Ice Hockey World Championships.
The regular season of the NHL runs from 7 October 2022 to 13 April 2023. The NHL playoffs begin on May 2 and end on June 30, with the Stanley Cup on the last days.
As for the Ice Hockey World Cup, Latvia and Finland will host it from 12 to 28 May 2023.
Takebet South Africa covers these competitions in our free ice hockey betting tips!
2022-23 National Hockey League (NHL) preview
The Colorado Avalanche secured the 2022 Stanley Cup by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in six matches. This trophy was the third in club history. On their path to this victory, the Avalanche thrashed the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference finals (4-0), beat St. Louis (4-2) in the second round, and overcame Nashville in four matches in the first round of the 2022 NHL playoffs.
As the defending champions, Colorado are among the top favourites of the 2022-23 NHL season alongside their runners-up, Tampa Bay. Last season, the Lightning won over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals (4-2). Before that, Tampa Bay showcased their powers against Florida (4-0) and Toronto (4-3) in the playoffs.
Other 2022-23 NHL season favourites include the Boston Bruins, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the New Jersey Devils, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship preview
Finland won the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship at home after beating Canada, the defending champions, in the final match (4-3 OT). This victory marked the fourth world title for the Finns. Given that the 2023 IIHF World Championships take place in Finland and Latvia, Suomi are again among the main favourites to land the trophy.
The following teams accompany Finland as the favourites of the future tournament, according to the bookies: Canada, the USA, the Czech Republic, and Sweden.
How our experts analyse ice hockey
Takebet South Africa breaks down games of ice hockey with the use of statistical data and odds.
Some of the stats we explore for our ice hockey predictions:
- Regulation wins
- Overtime wins
- Points percentage
- Goals scored/conceded
- Power play goals and assists
- Shorthanded goals and assists
- Total and unblocked shot attempts
- Expected goals (xG)
- Save percentage
The data we use alongside stats includes head-to-head records, recent team form, betting trends, perceived probabilities of events, and the news from team camps.
More content to check out
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