Vegas Golden Knights One Series From Stanley Cup Finals, Oddsmakers Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario

Vegas Golden Knights One Series From Stanley Cup Finals, Oddsmakers Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario

The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Western Conference Finals and are now just one series removed from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season with a win Sunday night in San Jose.

The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the best teams in the NHL Western Conference in 2017-18.

It’s a real possibility that few saw coming. Prior to the NHL season began, oddsmakers offered acutely long futures on Las Vegas winning the Stanley Cup in their debut campaign. ‘I figured the tickets were simply souvenirs,’ MGM sportsbook vice president Jay Rood told ESPN in January.

Las Vegas casinos printed slips at odds so long as 500/1. Fast-forward to this week where the Knights will be one of just four remaining teams in the hunt to win the Stanley Cup, and sportsbooks stand to lose considerable money should the once unthinkable come true.

‘It’s probably the many obligation of any team, of any sport, within my 10 years here,’ Rood further explained.

The Golden Knights shut out the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Sunday night to win the series 4-2. They will now satisfy the winner for the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets series.

The Jets are up 3-2, and play at home at 9:30 pm ET tonight. Winnipeg is the Las Vegas favorite at -150.

Stanley Cup Chances

The Golden Knights have previously solidified one of the four conference final jobs, since have the Tampa Bay Lightning, the No. 1 seed in the East who took care of the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the round that is second. Continue reading Vegas Golden Knights One Series From Stanley Cup Finals, Oddsmakers Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario