Caps-Knights: The Game 5 Market Is A Head-Scratcher

Jun 07, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals are one win away from closing the book on the Las Vegas Golden Knights’ fairy tale.

The Capitals were definitely flattered by the 6-2 scoreline in Game 4, but it’s unfair to argue that the Caps have been the more impressive team to this point in the series.

The Goalies

By Michael Leboff

Regression came for Marc-Andre Fleury in the Stanley Cup Final. After a spectacular run through the Western Conference, Fleury has come up short in the Final and has been severely outplayed by Braden Holtby.

It seemed as if Fleury’s play was a big reason why people were picking Vegas to win this series, but there’s a big difference between saying Fleury’s play is the reason why Vegas is in the Cup Final and Fleury’s play is the reason the Knights will win it. Goaltending is very fickle and hard to project game-to-game, so relying on a goalie to steal you wins is not a formula for success and is a dangerous game to play as a bettor.

The Odds

By Michael Leboff

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