Posted: 2/28/2012 4:35:40 PM
Originally Posted by xbaggypants
They are overvalued for sure. I don't think they are the worst team but how can a team with all those offencsive players score 1 or 2 goals a game. On paper I would say they are a top 10 team but both you and I know they aren't.
Caps at -160 is a joke especially with Neuvirth in net tonight.
Couldn't agree more!
I will say that with regard to LA, I'm not sure that's a top 10 offense. Important to remember that Richards is more of a two-way guy whose not a high end forward, Williams and Brown are really secondary scorers, Gagne has probably permanently slipped from his prior goal-scorer status, and the rest are fairly challenged offensively. Obviously Kopitar is a star, but he's actually produced.
I'd call LA a middle of the road offense with a talented defense and great goaltending. It seems obvious though that as bettors, we should see that Vegas lines reflect what this team is on paper, not on the ice. This team isn't in a "rut" at this point - it's late February!! They just can't score period. And now they just can't win. They might win tonight, but in general, it's a gift when LA is favored against either a quality team when they're home, or ANYONE when they're on the road.