Mar 10, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Edmonton Oilers forward Adam Cracknell (22) skates with the puck in third period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Edmonton Oilers bet the Minnesota Wild 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

What Is A Unit In NHL Betting?

A term you will often hear mentioned when discussing wagers on NHL games is units. A unit is a measurement that takes into account the size of your bet. Calculating units is a device that enables you to determine your wins and losses from your many bets and to decipher whether you are running a profit or a loss from your overall operation.

A unit is considered to be the equivalent of one percent of your starting bankroll. Therefore, if your bankroll is $1,000, each unit would be valued at $10. But if you were operating with a bankroll of $50,000, the value of a unit would then be $500.

The appropriate bankroll strategy when wagering on NHL games is to place no more than between 1-5 percent of your total bankroll on any particular bet. In other words, 1-5 units. A five-unit play from a $1,000 bankroll would be the equivalent of $50.

Unlike the teams they wager on, sports bettors don’t calculate their rate of success simply by tabulating their wins and losses. They measure their success based on the total units earned. You could be 15-22 on your bets and still come out ahead if you hit on the right bets, such as a couple of paydays on big underdogs.

It’s also not out of the realm of possibility for you to go 8-2 on 10 bets and a friend go 6-4 on 10 bets, and the friend ends up with more units added to their bankroll. Again, the variable at work here is which games each of you had your successful wagers.

Now that grasp the concept of how units are calculated, why not head over to PointsBet Sportsbook and play a unit on an NHL game?

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