Vegas Golden Knights Open as Betting Favorites in Season Opener Against Rival Sharks

Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks and Ryan Reaves of the Vegas Golden Knights
Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks and Ryan Reaves of the Vegas Golden Knights (photo credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)

The Vegas Golden Knights were bounced from last season’s playoffs in wild fashion. The team’s rival, the San Jose Sharks, came back from being down 3-1 in the series and down 3-0 in Game 7 to advance out of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The result left quite the bitter taste in the mouths of Golden Knights fans everywhere, but a new season is fast approaching and you can already bet on it at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

The Golden Knights will open up their 2019-2020 season against the Sharks on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. PT. Not only is it the first game of the season for Vegas, but it’s a home game. After the end to the team’s run against San Jose in the playoffs last season, T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip will undoubtedly be in a frenzy. As of Wednesday, the Golden Knights were -160 favorites on the moneyline and +170 on the puck line at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. San Jose was listed as +145 to win and -190 on the puck line.

The over/under for the game at 6. The over was juiced at -120 and the under was listed at even money.

When the two teams met in the first round of last season’s playoffs, the series was an entertaining battle and you could really tell these two teams had become heated rivals. Although San Jose won the series 4-3, Vegas actually outscored the Sharks over the seven games, 25 goals to 23.

The current season point total line for the Golden Knights is 101.5, as of Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 3:45 p.m. PT. The odds for both the over and under are -110.

Last season, the Golden Knights had a season point total over/under of 98.5, which was representative of both the hometown tax the team receives and their success in the franchise’s inaugural season. Vegas earned 93 points and the under came in, but the Golden Knights were still a playoff team in a tough Western Conference.

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