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Where To Bet NHL Player Blocked Shots

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Defensemen are some of the most important players in the game, but they don’t often get the credit they deserve. That’s because we are so into seeing goals and assists from the star players and huge save numbers from the goalies. It can sometimes be hard to quantify just how big the impact of a defenseman is in a game unless you look at the blocked shots.

Blocked shots is a newer stat that has only really been tracked since the 2000s. This stat has helped to show some of the value of a defenseman and has also become a stat that is tracked in fantasy. It can really be a game changer for a daily fantasy team.

The blocked shot has also reached its final form as something that you can bet on. It’s a relatively new betting option with very few websites offering it, but it should only continue to grow in popularity and become available at more sportsbooks.

This article is going to cover more about the blocked shots and how you can bet on them. There is money to be made betting on this so let’s get right into it.

Where To Bet NHL Player Blocked Shots:

America: BetOnline doesn’t currently offer this, but they do offer Shots on Goal betting and a ton of other good player props.

Everywhere Else: The sportsbook to bet on Player Blocked Shots is Bet365 Sportsbook. They offer odds on blocked shots for NHL games throughout the season.

What are NHL Player Blocked Shots?

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The NHL defines a blocked shot as a shot attempt that is blocked by a player who is not the goalie. The most common that you see is a player laying down on a play to block the shot, but a shot may be blocked by any part of the defender or the defender’s equipment for it to count.

The way the blocked shot works for betting is a simple over/under total.

A player will be given an over/under of 1.5 blocked shots and you will bet whether you think it will be more (over) or less (under) than that amount. There is a price attached to this as well so a strong defenseman will have a total of 1.5 with a price of -120. This means you’d need to bet $120 to win $100. While a player not known for their blocking will have the same 1.5 total, but a price of +150. This means a $100 bet would win $150 on an over.

Common NHL Player Blocked Shots Questions:

What is an NHL blocked shot on Draftkings?

What clarifies as a blocked shot is listed above. This is the same rules as what Draftkings use. Draftkings offer 1.3 points for a blocked shot in the NHL.

You also get a bonus of 3 points for 3+ blocked shots by a player.

Where can I find blocked shots statistics?

Blocked shots are now an officially tracked stat so you can find them all over the web. ESPN maintains a blocked shots count on their website that is updated throughout the season.

For the 2019-20 season, Oscar Kiefbom of the Edmonton Oilers lead the league with 180 blocked shots in 62 games.

What should I be looking for in regards to blocked shots on Draftkings?

Man I also play Draftkings I don’t want to give away all the answers! I do give some tips below though.

We have all the data available to us. It’s a case of looking at the historical data. There’s a lot of it. Look at the guys that get blocked shots a lot and figure out why. It’s actually a good way to get a player on the cheap if they can rack up the blocked shot statistics. Blocked shots are actually one of those stats I think a lot of people don’t look at when it comes to Draftkings but can be a deciding factor.

How to Bet NHL Player Blocked Shots:

Bet365 Sportsbook: Click “Hockey” on the left hand side of the page. This will display a list of the many betting options for the NHL that they offer. From there, scroll down to “Score” and find “Player Blocked Shots”. Click that and you will find the odds for that day’s games.

NHL Player Blocked Shots Betting Strategy:

This is a bet where I like to look at the team statistics first. Most statistical websites track “shots for per game” and I like to find that site and look who is at the top of the list for that night’s games. From there, I take a look at that team’s opponent for the night and try to track down their best defenseman. As long as that player has a decent blocked shots rate, I am going over on that player.

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