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.
Our most bet game yesterday was Knights/Kings. First time I recall a 1st rd NHL playoff game out handling every 1st rd NBA playoff game. No surprise that the Golden Knights did it. (Of course it was also our biggest loss of the day).
— Jason Simbal (@jsimbal) April 16, 2018
So what happens in Vegas isn’t always good for business.