The Los Angeles Kings are even-money favorites to win the Stanley Cup, but if you want to ride them through the Western Conference finals, oddsmakers are going to make you pay a hefty price.
The Sports Memo put together a great game-by-game chart that outlines the Kings’ current run through the playoffs, which includes an incredible 10-1 record for a profit of 11.05 units.
Los Angeles, an 8-seed, has been listed as underdogs six times and hasn’t been a favorite of more than -125 in any game. They were priced at -110 in each of their two road wins against Phoenix.
But tonight, the Kings are priced at -200 as they attempt to put the series out of reach.
The line might seem inflated, but the Kings have earned it. Jonathan Quick has been masterful in the net, allowing just 16 goals in 11 games—an average of 1.45. One of those goals came from center ice on a fluke slap shot in a 4-2 Game One victory.
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Note: The table below is courtesy of the Sports Memo. You can follow them on Twitter by clicking here.