Definition of First Goal Scorer

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What does the term "first goal scorer" mean in the world of sports betting? What is meant by the term "first goal scorer"?

The "first goal scorer" line is often used in sports such as hockey and soccer, to name a few.

For this example we'll focus on hockey.

Hockey betting term First Goal Scorer is explained.  In photo:  Boston Bruin player with the puck.With the "first goal scorer" line, you are simply betting on which player will be the first to score a goal in a hockey game.

This is the first goal in the game, including both teams.

For instance, let's say that the Boston Bruins are playing the Carolina Hurricanes. The top five "first goal scorer" odds might look something like this:

David Pastrnak, +1000
Brad Marchand, +1200
Andrei Svechnikov, +1200
Sebastian Aho, +1200
Patrice Bergeron, +1200

So, let's say that you want to put $100 on Patrice Bergeron to score the first goal of the game.

If Bergeron does indeed open the scoring, you would earn a return of $1,200 for the $100 that you wagered.


The odds for the "first goal scorer" lines are high because it's hard enough to predict who will score in a game, let alone score first in a game.