The Washington Capitals pulled ahead in the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals after their 3-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday evening. The Caps have a chance to retain home ice advantage and, more importantly, move within one win of the franchise’s first ever title with another triumph in Game 4 tonight. Vegas now has a desperate need to steal a “W” to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole before the action returns to the desert later this week. It all adds up to make for a thrilling matchup on Monday night.
The Golden Knights will need to overcome the odds to even up the series. Sportsbooks opened the club as a slight, +115 underdog for Game 4, which equates to $1.15 returned for each $1 wagered on the upset. Washington has been installed as -130 chalk, meaning one would need to risk $1.30 to net $1 on the home team securing a “W” tonight. Linesmakers do believe this upcoming contest will be a tight one, however, as the Golden Knights are heavy, -250 favorites at +1.5 goals on the puck line. Those that believe Washington will win by two or more goals (-1.5 spread) can get better than 2-1 odds (+215) on the puck line. The total number of scores for the game has been set at 5.5, although bettors believe the under is more likely to hit (-125) than the over (+110) at this juncture. It’s worth noting that the Caps overtook their opponent in terms of the series odds in the wake of their Game 3 success. They are now -235 to win it all, while Vegas dropped all the way down to +185 to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup at the conclusion of this best-of-seven showdown.
2018 Stanley Cup Finals Series Schedule And Viewing Guide
|Game 4 (WSH)||Monday, June 4||8 p.m.||NBC||NBC Sports|
|Game 5 (VGK)||Tuesday, June 7||8 p.m.||NBC||NBC Sports|
|Game 6* (WSH)||Sunday, June 10||8 p.m.||NBC||NBC Sports|
|Game 7*(VGK)||Wednesday, June 13||8 p.m.||NBC||NBC Sports|
2018 Stanley Cup Finals Scores And Standings
|Game 1||VGK 6 – WSH 4||VGK 1 – WSH 0|
|Game 2||WSH 3 – VGK 2||VGK 1 – WSH 1|
|Game 3||WSH 3 – VGK 1||WSH 2 – VGK 1|