With the mid-way point of the 2017-18 NHL season in the rear-view mirror, its time to look at how to bet the remainder of the NHL season. If you’re an NHL hockey betting enthusiast and you’re looking for consistent winners this season, then you need to look no further than at the expansion Vegas Golden Knights!
Yes, you read that right.
Why You Should Keep Betting On the Vegas Golden Knights
Despite their status as a first-year franchise, the Knights (32-12-4) have put together the second-best record in all of hockey at the time of this writing and lead the entire NHL, by far, when it comes to bringing home the bacon! Vegas is a whopping +$1959, which leads second-place money winner Tampa Bay (+$1234) by over $700.
Not that they’ve been horrific on the road (13-9-2), but the Knights become one of the best teams in all of hockey in their inaugural campaign, because they’re a virtual lock to win on their home ice at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where they’ve gone 19-3-2.
A simple $100 wager on every Knights home game in 2017-18 to date would have net a bettor $1,285. The fact that they’re based in the only U.S. city where you can make a legal wager has created a perfect storm for NHL bettors to beat the books!
Thanks to their collection of young players and veteran ‘cast-offs’ from teams that foolishly exposed some players, the Golden Knights are ranked a stellar third in scoring (3.4 gpg) and equally impressive sixth in defense (2.6 gpg) and that’s why they surpassed their preseason Over/Under win total of 26.5 wins back on Jan. 2.
One such player that, in hindsight, should have never been exposed is veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The former Pittsburgh Penguins net-minder is ranked second only to St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hatton in goal against average (1.77). His .942 save percentage doesn’t come close to describing his outstanding all-star level play this season, which has affected both, his current and former team with the Penguins currently ranked 21st in goals allowed (3.0 gpg).
“I was excited about the challenge that comes with a new team,” said Fleury. “I couldn’t be happier with how well things have turned out.”
In addition to their phenomenal on-ice play, many hockey observers also believe the Golden Knights are benefiting from playing in Las Vegas, where distractions can be enormous for visiting teams and players. Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of reasons for you to back the Vegas Golden Knights – and until they cool off in a big way, you need to ride them as much as possible, particularly when they’re at home!