The Stanley Cup Finals continue with Game 3 of the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals NHL Finals series. With the series now heading to Washington, online hockey betting sites have decided to peg Vegas as the underdog. But considering how the Golden Knights have fared so far in this year’s postseason, should 2 team teaser bettors take them as an upset pick?
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals – Saturday, June 2nd
Series: Game 3 || Tied 1-1
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
|Golden Knights||+1½ (-275)||5½ (EV)||+105|
|Capitals||-1½ (+235)||5½ (-120)||-125|
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— z – Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 1, 2018
Vegas Golden Knights
It was a bit surprising to see the Golden Knights fall in Game 2, since they had looked so dominant in Game 1. Nevertheless, the Golden Knights will now be focused on picking up a road win in order to not fall behind the Caps. So far in this year’s NHL postseason, Vegas has managed to pick up 6 road wins. On the year, Vegas is 28-16-5, which makes it clear they’re more than capable of beating Washington in Game 3. The online hockey betting odds aren’t favoring the Caps all that heavily, further driving this narrative. But if the Golden Knights are to deliver a road upset, they’ll need to reignite their offense.
Players to Watch: Reilly Smith (3 G, 16 A, 19 PTS), Jonathan Marchessault (8 G, 11 A, 19 PTS), and William Karlsson (7 G, 8 A, 15 PTS).
The Caps are thrilled that they avoided a 0-2 deficit to start the series off. Although they’re the NHL’s newest team, Vegas is one of the most formidable teams in the league. Giving them that kind of leverage would not have worked well for the Caps. Now, at the very least, the Caps can put a cpuple more chips in their favor.
Players to Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov (11 G, 14 A, 25 PTS), Alex Ovechkin (13 G, 11 A, 24 PTS), and Nicklas Backstrom (5 G, 14 A, 19 PTS).
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions
- Vegas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Vegas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’s last 5 games on the road
- Washington is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
- Washington is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Betting Picks
So which team should sportsbook betting players favor in Game 2 of this Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Finals? All in all this game is definitely a tossup. The Caps have a slight advantage over Vegas, since Washington will be playing at home. However, from what we’ve seen out of Vegas all season long, it’s not that large of an advantage. Ultimately, taking either team straight up is a great option for this contest. Sign up today to get in on this NHL betting action!
Score Prediction: 3-2 Washington. The Caps use the home ice advantage to take the lead in the series.