As we wrote last week, a Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup victory would be great for all of Sin City … except for the sportsbooks.
After running up a 3-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Kings, the Golden Knights are now co-favorites with another semi-recent expansion team, the Nashville Predators, to win the Cup at 4/1 odds.
But will they sweep?
While the Golden Knights are now Stanley Cup co-favorites, Vegas does have them as slight underdogs to finish a series sweep Tuesday night at +105. Hey, they’re on the road. But concerns about whether or not the Golden Knights’ blitzing, fast-paced style would translate to post-season play have seemingly been put to bed.
How big of liability are the Golden Knights?
While a Golden Knights Stanley Cup win would be on par with a bad NFL weekend for sportsbooks, some individual liabilities do stand out.
The biggest, according to William Hill, would be a $7,100 wager placed in January of this year that would pay out $46,150. In total, William Hill took 183 bets at 150/1 and 36 wagers at 200/1. Of the 200/1 bets, they did take a $100 wager at a potential $20,000 payout.
A lot of bets are coming in on the outcome of each Golden Knights playoff game, too.
So what happens in Vegas isn’t always good for business.