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Capitals vs. Golden Knights NHL Finals: Will Washington Fall to 0-2?

Posted by: Mike Davis
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Betting Preview

The NHL sports betting finale continues this Wednesday night with Game 2 of the Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup series. The Golden Knights managed to take Game 1 in surprising manner, 6-4. Having home field advantage once again in Game 2, the teaser sports betting odds are likely to favor Vegas heavily. Let’s take a look.

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Wednesday, May 30th  

Series: Game 2 || Vegas Leads 1-0

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile, Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada


Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Sports Betting Odds:

Capitals +1½ (-225) 5½ (-120) +130
Golden Knights -1½ (+185) 5½ (EV) -150
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Washington Capitals  

The Capitals and the Golden Knights exchanged the lead 4 different times in Game 1 of these Stanley Cup Finals – inadvertently setting a record for the lead changes in the NHL title series. In scoring 4 goals against Marc-Andre Fleury, Washington has now scored more on Vegas than the Los Angeles Kings during the conference quarterfinals. That certainly gives the Caps hope for the rest of the series. Obviously Washington will be vying to avoid a 0-2 deficit this evening. But evening if that were to come about, it would not be the end for Washington. After all, the Caps fell 0-2 to Columbus in the quarterfinals and still escaped unscathed.

Players to Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov (11 G, 14 A, 25 PTS), Alex Ovechkin (12 G, 11 A, 23 PTS), and Nicklas Backstrom (5 G, 13 A, 18 PTS).

Vegas Golden Knights  

The Golden Knights open as NHL sports betting favorites on home ice. Considering the performance they are coming off of, it makes perfect sense for the odds to favor Vegas. Moreover, NHL bettors should expect an equally dominant performance on behalf of Vegas. Since they have sustained zero injuries so far in the playoffs, Vegas should be hitting all cylinders this Wednesday evening.

Players to Watch: Jonathan Marchessault (8 G, 11 A, 19 PTS), Reilly Smith (3 G, 15 A, 18 PTS), and William Karlsson (7 G, 7 A, 14 PTS).

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions


  • Washington is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Washington is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Vegas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Vegas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’s last 6 games at home
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Picks

So which side should online sportsbook bettors take in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup series? All in all it’s pretty clear that the Golden Knights have the advantage this evening. Coming off a massive home win, you can bank on the home crowd being rambunctious once again this NHL betting evening. Luckily the money line isn’t favoring Vegas all that heavily. This makes the Golden Knights a great straight up option in Game 2. Sign up now to make this Stanley Cup prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 Vegas. Not as crazy of a shootout but the Golden Knights hang on once again. The TOTAL will be OVER and Vegas will cover the spread.