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Capitals vs. Golden Knights: Will Washington Hoist the Cup Tonight?

The year’s NHL sports betting action is dangerously close to ending in this evening’s Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights matchup. Heading into Game 5, the Capitals have built up a fearsome 3-1 lead over the Golden Knights. And while Vegas will get to play at home in Game 5, there’s no guarantee they come out on top. What kind of chances are Thursday’s teaser sports betting odds giving them?

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Thursday, June 7th

Series: Game 5 || Capitals Lead 3-1

When: 8:15 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada


Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Sports Betting Odds:

Capitals +1½ (-235)5½ (-110)+125
Golden Knights -1½ (+195)5½ (-110)-145
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Washington Capitals

Surprisingly, the Washington Capitals are pegged as NHL sports betting underdogs this evening. This is unexpected because Washington has excelled on the road so far in this year’s postseason. All in all the Caps have posted a 9-2 playoff record on the road. And considering that they beat Vegas on the road in game 2, it stands to reason that they should be able to duplicate those results this evening. In the end, the upset odds might make them one of the best straight up options on Thursday’s sportsbook menu.

Players to Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov (12 G, 19 A, 31 PTS), Alex Ovechkin (14 G, 12 A, 26 PTS), and Nicklas Backstrom (5 G, 17 A, 22 PTS).

Vegas Golden Knights 

The Golden Knights are hopeful that tonight’s home field advantage can extend their season a little longer. Vegas brings a 7-2 at home postseason record into this evening’s matchup, eager to improve on it. The odds think they can, but it’s questionable to assume that bettors will as well. After all, the Golden Knights are coming off a rather embarrassing 6-2 loss.

Players to Watch: Reilly Smith (4 G, 16 A, 20 PTS), Jonathan Marchessault (8 G, 12 A, 20 PTS), and William Karlsson (7 G, 8 A, 15 PTS).

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions


  • Washington is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Washington is 14-2 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’s last 7 games at home
  • Vegas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Vegas is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Picks

So which side should sportsbook betting bettors favor in this Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights pairing? Well it’s probably best to stick with Washington. The Caps bring plenty of momentum into this matchup and have already beaten Vegas on the road. Plus the upset odds make them an extremely appealing option this evening. Sign up today to get in on this Stanley Cup betting action!

Score Prediction: 5-4 Washington. A high scoring game that sees Washington claim the Stanley Cup once again.