Bets Keep Rolling In on Stanley Cup Co-Favorite Golden Knights

Posted By Chops on April 17, 2018

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.



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