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NHL Stanley Cup 2019 odds: Five value bets for next season

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 3:03 AM ET
The Zambonis have been parked for the summer and the beer is flowing into Lord Stanley’s Cup for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Another NHL season is behind us but hockey handicappers are already asking themselves who’ll be raising the Cup this time next season.

Vegas books continue to root for Knights despite massive liability

Covers Jun 7, 2018 - 8:39 PM ET
Lord Stanley’s Cup just might get hoisted tonight in the shadow of the Vegas Strip – though if that should happen, it won’t be by the home team. Covers checks in on the action and movement for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, with insights from Chris Andrews, from the South Point, and D.J. Fields, from Bookmaker.eu.

NHL Stanley Cup Final 4-Check: Best ways to bet Captials-Golden Knights Game 5

Covers Jun 7, 2018 - 2:27 PM ET
The Capitals can claim their first Stanley Cup in franchise history with a victory on the road tonight against the Golden Knights. Our "NHL 4-Check" gives you four great ways to wager on Thursday's Game 5 with expectations of a desperate Knights' performance.

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 5 betting preview: Golden Knights at Capitals

Covers Jun 7, 2018 - 12:37 AM ET
The Capitals are venturing to Vegas with more than just breaking the bank on their minds ... they are looking to capture their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. The Caps can do precisely that Thursday as they look to secure Washington's first professional championship since 1992 with a win over the Knights in Game 5.

Las Vegas bettors continue to hammer Knights for Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Covers Jun 4, 2018 - 7:16 PM ET
Alex Ovechkin can take a huge step toward an elusive first title when the Stanley Cup Final resumes tonight for Game 4. Covers checks in on the action and moneyline movement, with insights from Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US, and John Murray, manager at the Westgate LV Superbook.

Stanley Cup Final 4-Check: Best ways to bet Captials-Golden Knights Game 4

Covers Jun 4, 2018 - 12:31 PM ET
The Capitals took control of the Stanley Cup Final thanks to a decisive victory in Game 3, and another strong outing from goaltender Braden Holtby. Our "NHL 4-Check" gives you four great ways to wager on Monday's Game 4 with expectations of another low-scoring affair.

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 4 betting preview: Golden Knights at Capitals

Covers Jun 3, 2018 - 11:44 PM ET
The Washington Capitals hope the momentum of their first-ever home win in the Stanley Cup Finals will go a long way toward recording another versus the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 on Monday, thereby bringing them one victory away from grabbing the chalice for the first time in franchise history.

Bookies are big Capitals fans for Stanley Cup Game 3

Covers Jun 2, 2018 - 7:24 PM ET
With the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals tied at 1-1, bettors are still leaning on the first-year Knights on the road in Game 3. Patrick Everson talks to sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore about the NHL betting odds and action for tonight's tilt.

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 3 betting preview: Golden Knights at Capitals

Covers Jun 2, 2018 - 1:42 AM ET
The Washington Capitals attempt to take the lead in the Stanley Cup finals when they host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night for Game 3, but they may have to do it without the leading scorer, Evgeny Kuznetsov in the playoffs or one at less than 100 percent. We break down all the angles in our betting preview.

Stanley Cup Final 4-Check: Best ways to bet Captials-Golden Knights Game 3

Covers Jun 1, 2018 - 12:23 PM ET
The Stanley Cup Final is all locked up with the Capitals and Golden Knights splitting the first two contests. Game 3 swings the series to Washington, opening up some exciting ways to bet on the NHL odds. Our "NHL 4-Check" gives you four great ways to wager on Game 3, including a tempting three-way prop.

Stanley Cup Final 4-Check: Best ways to bet Captials-Golden Knights Game 2

Covers May 30, 2018 - 11:25 AM ET
Hockey bettors are still buzzing from a wild Game 1 opener of the Stanley Cup Final. That 6-4 victory for Vegas has many NHL fans scratching their heads heading into Game 2. If you don't know which ways to wager on the Golden Knights and Capitals, let our "NHL 4-Check" pick out the best props and alternative odds to bet.

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 2 betting preview: Capitals at Golden Knights

Covers May 29, 2018 - 11:27 PM ET
Those looking to break the bank in Sin City have often tried to disprove the theory that "The House always wins." The Vegas Golden Knights, who have posted better odds at home than most tables in the casino, aim to continue their good fortune at T-Mobile Arena in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Capitals.

The Sharp 600: The Golden Knights phenomenon and NBA Finals primer

Covers May 29, 2018 - 7:03 PM ET
The Golden Knights find themselves just three wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup and believe it or not, they were 500/1 prior to the start of the season. So how many people placed a wager on Vegas at 500/1? Joe explores that, plus an in-depth look at the NBA Finals with Westgate LV Superbook oddsmaker Ed Salmons.

Stanley Cup betting action vastly different at Vegas and offshore books

Covers May 28, 2018 - 6:53 PM ET
One of the most unlikely stories in sports enters the next chapter, as the Stanley Cup Final gets underway right here in the shadow of the Strip. Covers checks in on Game 1 action and line movement, with insights from John Murray, manager at the Westgate LV Superbook, and D.J. Fields, odds consultant for Bookmaker.eu.

Stanley Cup Final 4-Check: Best ways to bet Captials-Golden Knights Game 1

Covers May 28, 2018 - 11:36 AM ET
A showdown as big as the Stanley Cup Final deserves more than just side and total bets. Our NHL 4-Check sizes up the best ways to wager on the NHL odds for the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights, including a smart play on which period will be the highest-scoring frame for tonight's Game 1 in Las Vegas.

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 1 betting preview: Capitals at Golden Knights

Covers May 28, 2018 - 1:15 AM ET
The Vegas Golden Knights started their inaugural season looking to be competitive and could end it with a championship as they host the Washington Capitals on Monday night for Game 1 of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup finals. Handicap this game like a pro with our full betting preview.

Sharp bettors backing Celtics in Game 5 vs. Cavaliers

Covers May 23, 2018 - 8:28 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers dissected the Boston Celtics in the last two games of the NBA Eastern Conference finals but sharp and public bettors are backing the home team to bounce back in Game 5. Ashton Grewal details where the action is on this game and Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals.

NHL Eastern Confernce Finals Game 7 betting preview: Capitals at Lightning

Covers May 22, 2018 - 9:11 PM ET
The Washington Capitals look to put past playoff failures in the rear-view mirror when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night for a deciding Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Handicap the final game of this tremendous series like a pro with our full betting preview.

Vegas estimates a $5 million loss if Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup

Covers May 22, 2018 - 4:43 PM ET
What was first just a "souvenir bet" has quickly become a huge liability for Las Vegas sportsbooks. The Vegas Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup final and threaten books with their biggest "futures" loss ever, after taking action at odds as high as 500/1. Patrick Everson sizes up this potential body check to the books.

Cavaliers climb to 7-point home faves in Game 4 vs. Celtics

Covers May 21, 2018 - 7:58 PM ET
Sharp bettors are steering clear of Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals but there has still be a bit of movement on the line. Covers senior writer Patrick Everson checks in on the action in Las Vegas to find out what's going on with that game as well as Game 6 between the Caps and Lightning.
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