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Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Finals Betting Preview

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Preview

After a riveting online hockey betting season, we’re all ready for the start of the Stanley Cup Finals. Who would’ve thought that the league’s newest team would make it all the way to the NHL’s championship series? Nevertheless, we all have to put our shock aside this evening as we prepare to predict the Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Finals. What kind of matchup will the sports parlay odds predict for Game 1?

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Monday, May 28th  

Series: Game 1

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada


Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

Online Hockey Betting Odds:

Capitals +1½ (-240) 5½ (+105) +123
Golden Knights -1½ (+200) 5½ (-125) -143
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Washington Capitals

The Capitals enter as this evening’s online hockey betting underdog despite the fact that they’re the much more storied franchise. Washington’s goal for the first two games of this series is to avoid a 0-2 deficit. So far in this year’s postseason, Vegas has conceded but one loss at home. If the Capitals are able to pick up one win in these first two matches, they should stand a pretty good chance of winning the Finals. But if they fall short, it’s looking like Vegas will go on to make history. What’s worse for Washington is the fact that the Capitals are 0-2 in their last two games versus Vegas.

Players to Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov (11 G, 13 A, 24 PTS), Alex Ovechkin (12 G, 10 A, 22 PTS), and Nicklas Backstrom (4 G, 12 A, 16 PTS).

Vegas Golden Knights 

The Golden Knights enter this matchup brimming with confidence, ready to etch their names into the history books. NHL bookmakers believe that Vegas has the chips in their favor due to the impressive streak they’ve displayed at home. What Vegas has done this year is truly awe-inspiring; taking a team put together in the offseason and coaching them into Stanley Cup contenders. Playing at home this evening, Vegas shouldn’t hesitate in kicking this series off in their favor.

Players to Watch: Jonathan Marchessault (8 G, 10 A, 18 PTS), Reilly Smith (2 G, 14 A, 16 PTS), and William Karlsson (6 G, 7 A, 13 PTS).

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions


  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games on the road
  • Vegas is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Vegas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Vegas’s last 5 games at home
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Picks

So which side should sportsbook betting players favor in tonight’s Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights matchup? All in all, it’s better to stick with Vegas this evening. The Golden Knights are too good at home and should have no problems showing off this evening. Sign up today to make this Stanley Cup Finals prediction!

Score Prediction: 2-0 Vegas. The Golden Knights get the job done at home to take a 1-0 lead. The TOTAL will be OVER and the Golden Knights will cover the spread.