Vegas Golden Knights One Series From Stanley Cup Finals, Oddsmakers Get Ready for Worst-Case Scenario
The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Western Conference Finals and are now just one series removed from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season with a win Sunday night in San Jose.
The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the better teams in the NHL Western Conference in 2017-18.
It’s a real possibility that few saw coming. Prior to the NHL season began, oddsmakers offered exceptionally long futures on Vegas winning the Stanley Cup in their first campaign. ‘I figured the tickets were simply souvenirs,’ MGM sportsbook vice president Jay Rood told ESPN in January.
Las Vegas casinos printed slips at odds so long as 500/1. Fast-forward to this week where the Knights will be one of just four remaining teams into the hunt to win the Stanley Cup, and sportsbooks stand to get rid of money that is considerable the once unthinkable come real.
‘It’s possibly the most liability of any team, of any sport, inside my decade here,’ Rood further explained.
The Golden Knights shut down the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Sunday night to win the series 4-2. They are going to now satisfy the champion for the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets series.
The Jets are up 3-2, and play at home at 9:30 pm ET tonight. Winnipeg is the Las Vegas favorite at -150.
Stanley Cup Chances
The Golden Knights have previously solidified one of the four conference final roles, since have the Tampa Bay Lightning, the No. 1 seed into the East who took care of the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the round that is second.