The consensus opinion of 10 Las Vegas oddsmakers is that the NBA will be the first major U.S. sports league to play a game, with the consensus over-under date July 1.
If the NBA and NHL return and go directly to the playoffs, the Westgate’s Jeff Sherman posted on Twitter what the sportsbook would have for first-round series prices.
After the Knights acquired goaltender Robin Lehner in a trade deadline deal with the Blackhawks, the Westgate made them the sole +450 favorites to win the Stanley Cup.
A bettor who wagered $100 on the Golden Knights in every game this season would be down $994. Only the Red Wings, Kings and Senators have cost their backers more.
The Westgate sportsbook already had lowered the Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup odds to 12-1 after their fourth straight loss Tuesday at the Buffalo Sabres.
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.
Minnesota, Southern California and Tennessee are among the teams drawing early action after Circa Sports released its Week 13 lines Sunday.
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.