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NLA hockey betting tips

If you want to place NLA betting tips successfully, you need to spend at least as much time researching the NLA statistics as the odds makers. The key to betting success is to acquire the necessary information and, most importantly, to take advantage of them. Basic statistics such as an average number of shots, goals, recent form of teams or injury lists are definitely helpful indicators, but if you really want to minimize the risk and improve your success rate, you need to go deeper. Take a closer look at advanced stats that provide you a better, more realistic picture of the game. For example, look up a number of blocked shots, faceoff percentage or save percentage of goalies. The more information you gain the more successful your NLA betting tips become. On the other hand, there is also a less time-consuming method to improve your tips. There are many tipsters out there who share their betting knowledge with others. They share their tips on different betting forums, some of them even do it for free, just to help other tipsters to be prosperous or to gain respect in the betting community. They usually spend all their time watching as many games as possible and analyzing every their aspect. In case you don’t have enough time for such approach, you can visit these betting forums and use a little help from the most experienced tipsters.

Being able to identify the key factors, which have a crucial impact on a hockey game, is the first step in improving your NLA betting tips. Therefore, we´ve picked some of these factors you should definitely take into consideration when betting.

Main statistical characteristics

The NLA is considered, with its average number of scored goals well above 5, one of the highest scoring leagues in Europe and its average has even had a rising tendency in the recent seasons.

Average goals per game

League 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
NLA 5,45 5,66 6,05
Czech ELH 5,2 5,57 5,36
Finish Liiga 4,94 5 4,97


However, there are significant differences in scoring between individual teams as well.

2014/2015 2015/2016
Team Average goals per game Matches over 5,5 goals Average goals per game Matches over 5,5 goals
HC Davos 5,7 54% 6,3 66%
Fribourg 6,1 64% 5,9 54%
Lausanne 4,2 24% 5,1 44%

This kind of information is available for example here:

Current shape of teams

Knowing the current form of teams you are betting on is a really valuable information. It can give you a very good indication of the game result. Check at least seven previous matches of the teams you want to bet on, check if they are on winning or losing streaks, have a look at home/away records of those teams, because some can benefit from the energy of home crowd, while some just can´t. But you also have to be careful, because final results can easily deceive you. Don´t underestimate the influence of power plays and penalty kills, because they can easily show you which team is worth your bet and which not.  Head to head stats is also a significant factor. Check at least five previous head to head matches between the teams you want to bet on. This information could be very useful because some teams can play better/worse against specific opponents, so you need to be aware of this fact as well. All in all, these statistics should definitely help you to improve your NLA betting tips.

Predominance of specific teams

Since 1999 there have been only four different champions in the NLA. HC Davos has won 6 titles, ZSC Lions 5 titles, the most recent champions SC Bern 4 titles and HC Lugano 3 titles during that span. These four franchises are the title favourites every single season and they show their strength outside the NLA as well. All of these teams advanced to playoffs in the Champions Hockey League this season, where only the best hockey teams from Europe can compete. When placing a bet on the NLA, don´t forget to look up these teams, their current form, and schedule, and consider betting on them, because there are not many better teams in the NLA.

Injury lists and form of players

Injuries can ruin player´s season but they can also ruin a season of a whole team.  Every single team must sometimes deal with injuries of its key players. The loss of such players can be critical in the title race for every franchise, even if it´s only for a short period of time. In some cases, it can be an injury of just one player, especially the No.1 goalie, or the best scorer, which causes a lot of trouble for their team and can even completely bury the team’s chances for a title. On the other hand, if these players are in the line-up, they can have a huge positive impact on the final outcome of the match. Always look up key players of a team, check whether they are in the line-up, check their current form and whether they are on a hot or a cold streak. In regard to goalies, look up their save percentage, a number of shots against, wins, goals against average or shutouts. These are definitely the most important individual statistics you need to take into consideration if you want to be successful NLA tipster.

Phase of the season

Always check the schedule of teams you want to bet on. Some teams can secure their playoff spot already quite some time before the end of the season. That means their further matches are really tough to predict because the teams can decide to save energy for the playoff battles. Some franchises also play in the Champions Hockey League, so they have a pretty busy schedule which might result in tiredness of their players or lower focus on games in the NLA. Therefore, checking schedule of teams you are betting on should be one of the priorities for you.

Free NLA hockey betting tips from experienced tipsters

Here, at, the published free NLA hockey betting tips are based on consent of the best tipsters who are active on tipster platform. We have developed our own algorithm for generation of free daily NLA hockey betting tips. According to this algorithm, more importance is given to tips of tipsters with perfect betting performance, less importance to average tipsters and no significance to tipsters whose track record is not sufficient enough, or who are only “rookies” at platform. The results of this algorithm are transformed into our “voice of tipster crowd” and are published at our site as free NLA hockey betting tips and predictions. As becomes more popular, more and more high-quality tipsters are involved in predicting outcomes of matches, which logically results in more accurate Swiss hockey betting tips and predictions. However, this approach might not fit every tipster. If you are interested in following specific hockey tipsters, please take the following steps.

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