Do you like scoring? Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final featured 10 goals in a back-and-forth affair won by the Vegas Golden Knights, 6-4, over the Washington Capitals.

The total closed at 5.5, and over bettors didn’t have to wait long to cash their tickets as the teams combined for six goals in the first 30 minutes of action.


The total for Game 2 (Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET) opened at 5.5 as well. Oddsmakers did not adjust the line, but after the offensive outburst, more than 80% of tickets are on the over (see live updating odds here). The one-sided action isn’t surprising as the public loves cheering for points. Should bettors play the over after the strong offensive game?

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