The Washington Capitals are given a moneyline of -200 and the New York Rangers are given a moneyline of +150.
This means that the Washington Capitals are favourites, so a puck line bet could look like this
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+180) New York Rangers +1.5 (-140)
Here you can see that to win the bet, Washington Capitals must win by 2 goals to win the bet.
Say then, you still back the original favourites, The Washington Capitals (now the underdogs) with a $10 wager. This could result in two possible outcomes:
- The Washington Capitals win by two goals or more. You receive your original $10 wager back and $18 in winnings.
- The Washington Capitals win by one goal, the game ends as a draw or The New York Rangers win. The sportsbook wins.