For the sheer amount of pain and suffering it caused in Las Vegas, the Knights’ bitter defeat to the Sharks is No. 1 on our list of the top seven betting bad beats of 2019.
The MGM Resorts sportsbook gambler won $200,259 on a seven-team round robin, $94,050 on a six-team round robin and $20,000 on a five-team parlay.
A goal has been scored in the first 10 minutes of all seven Golden Knights home games to cash a popular prop bet, and the Knights are an NHL-leading 11-2 in that category.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke Wednesday on the third day of G2E in Las Vegas, fielding questions about how the league finally embraced sports betting.
The Knights closed as high as minus 200 favorites over the Sharks, and bettors also cashed in on Vegas on the puck line (-1½, +125) as Las Vegas sportsbooks took a hit.
The Golden Knights are the 7-1 second choice to win the Stanley Cup, one of four teams with a point total of more than 100 and the favorite to win the Pacific Division.
The Knights, who were as high as 500-1 to win the NHL title in 2018, are the 7-1 second choice at the Westgate to win the Stanley Cup behind the Tampa Bay Lightning (6-1).
The Tampa Bay Lightning have the highest NHL 2019-20 regular season point total at 108½, Vegas and the Toronto Maple Leafs are at 102½ and the Boston Bruins are at 100½.
The $500-entry SuperContest Reboot is for NFL Weeks 9-17 and the $100-entry PropKnight contest requires entrants to pick over or under on 30 Knights’ player props.
The Westgate sportsbook posted NHL point totals and playoff and division odds Sunday and Vegas is second in points (103½) and the even-money favorite to win its division.