Kings’ Stanley Cup odds take big hit after Game 4’s loss

The Los Angeles Kings are still heavily favored to win the Stanley Cup after losing Game 4 to the New Jersey Devils, but the loss forced books to move their futures odds significantly.

With a 3-0 lead in the series, oddsmakers had L.A. at -3300 to capture the Cup. Following Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Devils, the Kings are now at -910 to win the series. New Jersey checks in a +600, trying to become the fourth team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit.

The Kings, the first team to have four 3-0 series leads in the same playoff run, put their 10-0 road record to test when they look to finish the job Saturday in Newark. Los Angeles has earned 12.31 units for its supporters in the postseason.

New Jersey entered the series as a +165 underdog.

"We've got to win a home game, where we're a good home team in front of our home crowd," Devils coach Pete DeBoer told reporters. "I'm confident that we'll be ready to play and we'll get the job done."

New Jersey opened as a -120 or -115 favorite for Game 5, depending on your book of preference. Most shops are currently dealing Devils -110.

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Posted by thirdperson
2 years ago

One strategy in NHL playoffs is to repeatedly bet on whatever team is up 3-0 in series until it wins 4th game while increasing stakes after a loss. Usually works because opponent almost never win series.
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