Las Vegas sports books were buried by the Golden Knights in Tuesday’s home opener, a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.
Bettors were all over the Knights, who closed as minus-125 favorites and cost William Hill sports books almost six figures.
“Everybody bet the Knights like they knew what was going to happen,” William Hill sports book director Nick Bogdanovich said. “I was shocked that game drew that much action. At one point we had 280 tickets (on the Knights) to 25 (on Arizona). We never even write 280 tickets on the whole day of hockey, let alone on one team.”
Bogdanovich projects the Knights to be in the range of a minus-120 favorite over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena. Arizona was a minus-120 home favorite over Detroit on Thursday night.