# Draw pursuits and bets against a draw in hockey

The strategy of catching up with a draw in hockey is based not on the whole match, but on its periods and consists in catch-up bets on the periods of hockey matches in live.

## Draw-catching strategy

The essence of this strategy is that the risks of losing the game bank are minimized due to the optimal distribution of the bank in steps (given below), and the profit from winning is one percent of your current game bank.

### What is the principle to put

Mostly odds for draws in periods vary from 2.6 to 3.9. Thanks to such high quotes, the final number of steps to catch up is 11. Taking the odds offered by the Parimatch bookmaker for NHL matches as an example, we will give a rational approach to this strategy (we will take 1000 units as the basis for the game bank):

• step number 1: rate 5.6 units. by a factor of 2.8 = 15.68 (possible profit: 10.1 units);
• step number 2: rate 7.2 units. by coefficient 3.2 = 23.04 (possible profit: 10.24 units);
• step number 3: rate 12 units. by coefficient 2.92 = 35.04 (possible profit: 10.24 units);
• step number 4: rate 19.5 units. by a factor of 2.8 = 54.6 (possible profit: 10.3 units);
• step number 5: rate 24.8 units. by a factor of 3.2 = 79.36 (possible profit: 10.26 units);
• step number 6: rate 41.4 units. by coefficient 2.92 = 120.89 (possible profit: 10.39 units);
• step number 7: rate 67 units. by a factor of 2.8 = 187.6 (possible profit: 10.1 units);
• step number 8: rate 85.3 units. by a factor of 3.2 = 272.96 (possible profit: 10.9 units);
• step number 9: rate 142.2 units. by coefficient 2.92 = 415.22 (possible profit: 10.22 units);
• step number 10: rate 230.6 units. by a factor of 2.8 = 645.68 (possible profit: 10.08 units);
• step number 11: rate 315.7 units. by a factor of 3.2 = 1010.24 (possible profit: 10.24 units).

Thus, in order to lose the game bank, eleven bets in a row need to be lost. In other words, there should be no draw in any of the eleven periods of the four matches.

### Strategy bet on the example of a real game bank

The bet on units is conditional, therefore, for a better understanding of the situation with your game bank, it is necessary to convert conventional units into percent. For example, your game bank is 30,000 Russian rubles. In order to make step number 1, you need to calculate the amount of the first bet:

• 5.6 units = 0.56%
• 30,000 x 0.56% = 168 rubles – the first bet
• Total: 30,000 (original game bank) – 168 (first bet amount) = 29832 (remaining game bank);
• 168 (bet amount) x 2.8 (odds for a draw in the first period of the first match) = 470.4 (winnings);
• 29.832 + 470.4 = 30.302 (profit is 302 rubles or 1% of the amount of the original bank).

### Lack of strategy

Do not forget that hockey players approach each period with new assigned tasks, taking into account the evolving situation in the match or in the standings. Therefore, with the wrong selection of game meetings, a situation may occur that eleven periods in a row or more will end with the victory of one of the teams.

### Matchmaking

Due to the fact that draw results are rather difficult to predict, bookmakers put such high odds on them. However, you can minimize the risk if you choose those teams that mostly play defensively and also score little.

## The strategy of catching up bet against a draw in hockey

The strategy of catching up with a bet against a draw has not found its wide application, as, for example, the strategy of betting on an outsider, but it still takes place in betting. This strategy is the opposite of the above strategy and consists in the fact that bets are placed not on draw results, but, on the contrary, on the fact that there will be no draw (in bookmakers it is designated as 12). Basically, the odds for the victory of one of the teams in the first period vary from 1.3 to 1.55 (depending on the playing teams).

### Specificity of the strategy

Due to the fact that bets on this strategy are designed for playing live, not all bookmakers offer such positions, so sometimes you will have to bet on W1 and W2 in the period, while distributing the amount of the bet in proportion to the odds (a kind of fork).

### Lack of strategy

The main disadvantage of this strategy is that bookmakers offer rather low odds that there will be no draw in the period and, therefore, already at the third step, playing with this strategy leads to unjustified risks associated with a large bet amount and little benefit.

### Matchmaking

In order to minimize the likelihood that the periods in the match will end with a draw, it is necessary to select games in which the effective teams meet and, moreover, there is a clear favorite.

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