NHL Las Vegas Odds
For the first time in hockey history, the NHL Las Vegas odds offer an advantage to the betting public. With the most coveted NHL hockey franchise at stake, odds makers are aggressively chasing the final night of hockey action to come. Even with the NHL’s western expansion team poised to make its debut at the end of this month, the bookies feel confident enough to offer NHL Vegas odds that favor the Vegas Golden Knights.
Most people are aware that the NHL Las Vegas odds show a longshot favorite over the field of NHL teams. There is much more to the story of Vegas than just making it to the finals, however.
The line up such that Vegas has little chance of appearing in the Stanley Cup finals. However, there is a small chance that the Las Vegas odds might point towards the fact that Vegas will appear in the finals. Before the final numbers are in, it will be a good idea to follow the NHL Las Vegas odds to know how well the Eastern Conference can hold up.
Look at past performances and look at how the playoff teams performed as a whole. Many sportsbooks feel that Vegas may very well perform better in the playoffs than other teams. They also feel that Vegas is playing at a level that is above average.
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is back for one more shot at his first Stanley Cup ring. He is arguably the best goaltender in the league and probably the best from either team. Many consider Lundqvist the best goalie in the world.
The Golden Knights will need a strong goaltending performance if they are going to beat the Rangers. Their system is one of the best systems in the NHL and they have two of the best players in the game. Vegas is expected to win the Stanley Cup and claim their first ring.
The number one line of center Nicklas Backstrom and right wing Alexander Ovechkin will be relied upon heavily as the star players to take the Golden Knights to the finals. Their play has been outstanding throughout the season and fans will be thrilled when the finals start. Goaltending is the main concern for the Golden Knights at this point, however.
Even with the odds favoring the Golden Knights, Las Vegas has the most to gain from not appearing in the Stanley Cup finals. Fans love a Cinderella story, so if Vegas does not make it to the finals, they will be overjoyed that they did not miss out on the opportunity to see the best team in the NHL. It will be a great addition to the NHL Vegas odds.