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Betting On The Golden Knights; Bad Idea Unless You Know When To Do It

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(All odds referenced in this article are pulled from the William Hill Sports Book. The William Hill mobile sports app is the best in the business with prop bets on every VGK game and InPlay betting on all NHL games.)

Whether you are a sports gambler or not, odds tell a great story about how a team performs under many different circumstances. They paint a picture of how a game is supposed to go and give some context about how well (or poorly) a team has played over the course of a season.

The Golden Knights have played 68 games to this point winning 37 and losing 31 as overtime/shootout losses are losses in gambling terms.

A $100 bettor (see end of article for explanation of how this works) would be down $360 if he bet on every Golden Knights game this season.

Vegas has been favored in 55 of the 68 games. That same bettor would be up $305 on the Golden Knights’ 35-20 record as favorites.

The Golden Knights are a dismal 3-10 as underdogs. Their three wins are all as minuscule dogs too, winning at Minnesota (+100), at Philadelphia (-105), and at Tampa Bay (+135). Bet all 13 and you’d be down $665. Vegas went on an eight-game losing streak as underdogs spanning almost 4 months from mid-October to early February (115 days).

However, despite a total road record of just 16-16-1 on the road the Golden Knights make bettors money when they are favored away from home. That’s happened 20 times this season and the Golden Knights are 13-7 earning a total of $345. The worst loss as a road favorite was just -155 at Los Angeles, while the Golden Knights have covered games as large as -185 (@ANA), -170 (@CHI), and -165 three times (@DET, @VAN, @OTT).

There is one other situation in which the Golden Knights pay off.

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Station Casinos Offers Betting Odds For Las Vegas NHL Team

You knew it wouldn’t be long before the Las Vegas NHL team found their way onto the gambling boards across the valley. Station Casinos became the first to offer odds on the team putting them on the board just minutes after the team was officially announced by Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Figured we’d go ahead and list what they’re offering and then take a stab at which one to bet for each prop available.

Total Points In 2017-18 Season

  • Over 72.5 (-110)
  • Under 72.5 (-110)

I know I’m optimistic but I really like the over here. 72.5 points indicates a team that’s well below .500 and even struggles when they get to overtime as well. A lot of people are going to go back and cite the terrible expansion records of the Wild, Sharks, Thrashers, and alike, but these rules are a lot different. It makes a lot more sense to compare Las Vegas to some of the lower end teams from last season. Just two teams failed to reach 73 points a season ago and both went into tank mode pretty early on (Toronto and Edmonton). Literally every other team cleared the number including Vancouver who played in the Pacific Division, had a -55 goal differential, and were six games under .500 at home. I’d honestly be surprised if they don’t push 80 in the first year. Pick: Over 72.5 (-110) 

First Home Game vs. TBA

  • Las Vegas +150
  • Visiting Team -170

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