Hockey Betting FAQs- Must Read - 4 Deep Sports

Hockey Betting FAQs- Must Read





Q: Ghost. when will plays be posted?

A: If the plays are not posted already it means I am waiting on information to finalize and solidify my play, mainly goaltending. All plays will be out at least 30 minutes before the game starts and will be posted when they are officially ready.


Q: Ghost I don’t have Team Total of X. Should I play X.5?

A: Yes, as posted in our betting article, if you do not have the alt line, play the regular line for LESS. I usually only play alt lines on games I would play the pre-game line as well. When playing, for example, 3 instead of 3.5, your line is + money. Being that it is + money you will need to risk less to win close to our play.


Q: Ghost I don’t have Team Total of X.5 (2.5/3.5) . Should I play X (3, 4)?

A. This is an entirely different situation. When your extra total bring you to a FLAT/WHOLE number, you can still play our units the same. For us to cash a 2.5 or 3.5 total we would need 3 or 4 goals to win. If we win, you at least push at worst. If we lose then everyone loses. You must make sure all lines INCLUDE OT/Shootout. 


Q: Ghost I don’t have Game Total of X.5 (5.5/6.5) . Should I play X (6/7)?

If you bet 5.5, you need 6 goals to win. If we win, you at least push at worst. If we lose then everyone loses. You must make sure all lines INCLUDE OT/Shootout. When playing a game total that is higher on a FLAT NUMBER (6, 7, 8), you can continue to make the play for the same amount. If my posted play is 6 and you only have 6.5 that is when I recommend you scale down. 


Q: Ghost I don’t have Game Total of X. Should I play X.5?

A. Unlike the team total this is a different situation. When posting a total of 6, and you only have 6.5, it is a much different play for me. Betting the extra hook on a game total will depend on situation so feel free to ask.


Q: Ghost, do you like this live?

A: It is very rare that I will like a play someone asks. Pre-game I have already analyzed each game and can advise on leans and extra plays you may like. When it comes to live plays, it is very different. . I am always watching live lines and watching scores to know when to post a live play. There are certain games I will not be able to watch at times because, well, I can’t watch them all. I am usually watching the games that have the most valuable opportunities to play. If there is a play that I love enough to play, I will post it with the @everyone.  Please do not ask about empty net situations. I play the ones I feel are comfortable to win and do not just play them because there is an opportunity. Reducing a pre-game win to a second bet for the remaining 1.5-2 minutes can destroy your whole day and progress.


Q: Ghost, what is a round robin?

A. A round robin is a type of play offered by your book that parlays 3+ plays into smaller combinations. In a 3 team parlay, you can round robin them into 3 two team parlays.  


Q: What is your strategy behind round robins:

A. I will only do 4 team round robins. I parlay them in combinations of three (4×3) and one parlay of four (1×4). I strategize by picking my two favorite heavier juiced favorites and pairing them with low juice overs or ML’s. I do half unit parlays to risk a total of 2.5 units. My logic is that instead of listing each 4 individual plays for 1 unit or less based on price and my confidence in them, I would prefer to round robin them together. If I am correct, we sweep all 4. One wrong usually gets our original risk back, and if we lose 2+, we mitigate risk of only 2.5 units instead of the full amount of playing all four straight. I am not conventional. I do not believe in “twitter’s betting code.” 


Q: Ghost, is this correct for a round robin?

A: When selecting your round robin options you want 4 parlays of 3 teams and 1 parlay of 4 teams. I do not play the “yankee” and I do not parlay by 2’s. If you do not have “round robin” as an option, then you can manually parlay the teams as such:

Parlay 1                 Parlay 2                Parlay 3                 Parlay 4                 Parlay 5
Team A
                  Team B                Team A                  Team A                  Team A

Team B                  Team C                Team B                  Team C                  Team B                

Team C                  Team D                Team D                 Team D                  Team C                 

                                                                                                                              Team D

Q: Ghost, is this correct for my book:

A: Here are the options you will fill in depending by your book. In each of these sections you will input what the unit size of the play is. If I post .5 unit Round Robin you put HALF a unit in these sections. Your TOTAL RISK will equate to 2.5 units (5 total parlays).

Draftkings: Find “Round Robins at the bottom of your bet slip. Then enter the size of the unit play in the following categories:”

4 Pick Parlay

3 Pick Round Robin



Single Parlay

Round Robins w/ 3’s



Bets By 3’s

1 Bet Legs


Q: Ghost, do you like Over 6 -120, or Over 5.5 -160 more?

A: I will always rather play the lower total with higher juice up to -200. 


Q: Ghost, what does “range” mean on your live plays?

A: Most books have a difference in lines of 30+ cents. If I post a line of -170 range it means I am either at that line, someone already has a better line, or I am anticipating it getting there shortly. It means if you are within 30 cents of that line you can either hit it now or wait to get that exact line or better.  


Q: Ghost, where do you play NHL?

A: I post my lines based on MGM. I personally play on Barstool and recommend that book more than any book out there for NHL.


Q: What is your max bet?

A: 3 units for me is a standard max bet. On occasion if I play a 5 unit max that to me is a massive play. A 5unit MAX bet means the most amount you are comfortable putting on one play. IT DOES NOT MEAN YOUR BANKROLL. A 3 Unit Max is usually the standard max amount I will have on one given play whether straight or added to other plays in a parlay. 


Q: Ghost, what do you like tomorrow?

A: If I have a play the night before I will post it. I will post it on games where I think the over will jump half a goal or the ML will jump 30+ cents. I cannot look ahead until I get through today. If there are games still currently going on then I haven’t even look at tomorrow’s slate. I will not make a play the night before especially without knowing starting goaltenders.


Q: Ghost, my Fanduel team total is a lot better of a price, should I hammer it?

A: Absolutely not. Fanduel team totals are REGULATION only. We do not play this on a team total or game total on EVEN numbers.


Q: Ghost, I have regulation only, is that okay?

A. No. Overtime and Shootout time are crucial to you bet. Playing a regulation line limits you to only the first 60 minutes of the game. In an instance of a game total of 5.5, 7.5, etc. a game can not cash an even total in overtime. If you bet 5.5, you need 6 goals to win. Overtime can only happen in games tied 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, etc. If a game ends 60 minutes at 2-2 then you lose. You cannot score two goals in overtime to cash 5.5. In a tied score of 3-3, you already have 6 goals and win not needing overtime. In these cases, overtime does not play a factor in a 5.5 game total. However, if you have an over of 5, 6, or 7, a 2-2 game in overtime will allow you to push the 5 making having overtime important. A team has to score in overtime, or get a team goal for a shootout win. You go from a loss to a push when the game ends 3-2. For a total of 6, if you get a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation, you are guaranteed a 7th goal in overtime to cash your bet. In that same instance, you would push a game over of 7. Overtime and Shootout included in your play is crucial to the way I approach my plays.