Golden Knights have 2nd best Stanley Cup odds despite struggles

The Vegas Golden Knights are a mediocre 9-8-3 with just about a quarter of the season in the books, which includes a subpar 3-4-3 run over their last 10 games. They’ve dropped four straight contests, two of which occurred against sub-.500 teams in the Blackhawks and Red Wings, to fall to fifth place in the Pacific Division. And yet, despite their struggles, they still have the second shortest odds to win the Stanley Cup.

2019-2020 NHL Western Conference preview

The Vegas Golden Knights enter the 2019-20 NHL season as clear-cut favorites to win the Western Conference and return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in their brief history. Are they a shoo-in to capture the Campbell Trophy or is another Western team capable of pulling off an upset?

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tuesday NHL Preview

A couple Game 7s are on the docket Tuesday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs battle the Boston Bruins and the Vegas Golden Knights take on the San Jose Sharks. Toronto Maple Leafs (+120) at Boston Bruins (-140), 4 p.m., NBCSN When the season started, the Maple Leafs weren't known as a defense-first team, and they didn't change anyone's mind during the season. They finishing 20th in goals allowed (3.04), 28th in shots allowed (33.4), and tied for 16th in penalty-kill [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Thursday NHL Matchups

The Stanley Cup Playoffs provide three crucial matchups Thursday night. Defending champion Washington will try to regroup after a loss to Carolina in Game 3, the St. Louis Blues take on the Jets in Winnipeg and the San Jose Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights. (2) Washington Capitals +105 at (7) Carolina Hurricanes -125 (7 p.m. ET) After a 4-2 Game 1 win and a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 2, the Capitals appeared destined to make quick work of [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 1 NHL Action

It didn’t take long for the NHL playoff picture to change drastically. Heading into the postseason, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 favorite to win the Stanley Cup after locking up the Presidents’ Trophy in mid-March. Now facing a sweep at the hands of the wild-card Blue Jackets, the Lightning desperately need a win on the road in Columbus. Tampa Bay’s chances of coming all the way back to advance to the next round are incredibly low. Only four times in [...]

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs First-Round Preview

The first round of the NHL's 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs starts Wednesday. Check out BetAmerica odds for first-round series winners, along with analysis and free picks. Wednesday Games (6) Pittsburgh Penguins -145 vs. (4) New York Islanders +120 Pittsburgh seems to be favored over the Islanders on reputation. For most of the regular season, the Islanders held a lead in the Metropolitan Division. It was only in the month of March that Washington overtook them. New York also ended the [...]

NHL Saturday Free Picks

NHL Games to Watch on Saturday Four NHL games on Saturday should get hockey handicappers excited: Canadiens-Jets, Capitals-Lightning, Blue Jackets-Predators, and Knights-Sharks. All four are battles between playoff-bound teams. Capitals-Lightning is a marquee matchup that every hockey fan should watch. The Caps knocked out Tampa Bay in last season’s NHL playoffs. Saturday’s match might foreshadow what happens this season. Check out analysis, BetAmerica NHL betting odds, and free picks for five of the top NHL matchups on Saturday, March 30! [...]