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05-10-2012, 10:50 PM
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LA Kings are heavy favourites to win cup

Los Angeles Kings
2/1


New Jersey Devils
10/3

Phoenix Coyotes
7/2

New York Rangers
4/1

Washington Capitals
13/2

courtesy of bodog


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EDIT: Nevermind me, I looked at odds from Tuesday.
Still, from what I see they're slight favourites. And if the Rangers win Game 7 they won't be favourites at all.

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05-10-2012, 10:59 PM
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They're a powerhouse team masquerading as the #8 seed out of the West!

Hitchhiking the bandwagon for the I-10 Series and hoping for a Stanley Cup Final between the two biggest media markets in the US!!! I'll be getting off, but until then... GO KINGS GO!

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05-10-2012, 11:03 PM
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Everyone needs to remember that the odds change based on how much money is being bet on a team. With Las Vegas being so close to Southern California the current odds shouldn't be too shocking.

The odds for Phoenix are just a little over 3:1. How close is Vegas to Arizona? That's why.

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05-10-2012, 11:12 PM
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Everyone needs to remember that the odds change based on how much money is being bet on a team. With Las Vegas being so close to Southern California the current odds shouldn't be too shocking.

The odds for Phoenix are just a little over 3:1. How close is Vegas to Arizona? That's why.
lol, no

those odds are from bodog aka an online site

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That'll change after Phoenix takes games one and two.

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05-10-2012, 11:15 PM
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lol, no

those odds are from bodog aka an online site
And Bodog relies heavily on numbers from Vegas, the betting capital of the world. The good majority of the best linesmakers in the world are based out of Vegas.

That said, I agree with your overall point. I highly doubt LA's proximity to Vegas has much to do with the actual line. Has more so to do with the Kings looking unstoppable through 2 rounds.

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That'll change after Phoenix takes games one and two.
I don' think so. LA has something the preds don't. Offense.

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It looks like the OP is right. Though there are lots of different bookies, nearly all seem to agree on roughly 2:1 odds for the Kings:

http://www.oddschecker.com/ice-hocke...ley-cup/winner

That's a little surprising. I wouldn't have expected that, especially since the Kings started out the playoffs with, I think, 36:1 odds. I guess that one team has to have the better odds, though, and the Kings are as good of a bet as anyone.

As nevermore said, though, we'll see how the Rangers stack up if they manage to beat the Capitals on Saturday. Surely, the fact that they're 1 game away from elimination is impacting their odds at the moment. When the final four teams are determined, though, the odds will be a little more interesting and insightful.

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Everyone needs to remember that the odds change based on how much money is being bet on a team. With Las Vegas being so close to Southern California the current odds shouldn't be too shocking.

The odds for Phoenix are just a little over 3:1. How close is Vegas to Arizona? That's why.
I'm not sure that that really has much impact. The Devils have the 2nd-best odds and how far is Las Vegas from New Jersey? With the Rangers and Capitals not even guaranteed to make the semi-finals, the top 3 bets were almost sure to be some combination of LA, NJ and PHO, anyways.

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And Bodog relies heavily on numbers from Vegas, the betting capital of the world. The good majority of the best linesmakers in the world are based out of Vegas.

That said, I agree with your overall point. I highly doubt LA's proximity to Vegas has much to do with the actual line. Has more so to do with the Kings looking unstoppable through 2 rounds.
Fair enough. It still has a lot to do with the amount of money that is being laid on a team to win.

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05-10-2012, 11:19 PM
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I don' think so. LA has something the preds don't. Offense.
You know the Preds finished like 20 spots higher in offense right?

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It still has a lot to do with the amount of money that is being laid on a team to win.
It has everything to do with that. That's how betting lines are formed. Vegas doesn't try to pick one way or other. They just want equal action on both sides so they can cash in on the vig.

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You know the Preds finished like 20 spots higher in offense right?
Kings kind of look like they were playing possum for most of the season at this point.

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I don' think so. LA has something the preds don't. Offense.
G/F: Los Angeles, 2.29, 29th
Nashville, 2.83, 8th


wut

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G/F: Los Angeles, 2.29, 29th
Nashville, 2.83, 8th


wut
Exactly. No doubt the Kings look like a different team now, but to say the Preds don't have any offense is ignorant.

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Odds don't seem to mean **** this year. Cup favourites have been knocked out in each of the first two rounds. Nothing will surprise me now.

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G/F: Los Angeles, 2.29, 29th
Nashville, 2.83, 8th


wut
Look at the GF after the trade deadline, and in the playoffs.

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Look at the GF after the trade deadline, and in the playoffs.
3.00 GF in March and April, but that doesn't take into account empty netters, which could influence a lot since it was only about a month of games.

LA has 3 empty net goals in so far in the playoffs. Take away those, and their real GF is 2.66, just about the same as the Coyotes who are at 2.64

:: Just checked. LA had 5 empty net goals in March and April. Take those out, and their GF falls to 2.72 after the Trade Deadline.


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Kings heavy favorites to win the cup?


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Okay, but really the story here is that Phoenix's odds are better than New York's. Who'd have predicted that at the start of the playoffs?

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Okay, but really the story here is that Phoenix's odds are better than New York's. Who'd have predicted that at the start of the playoffs?
That's probably because they are a game away from either being eliminated or advancing.

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Obvious attempt by Ducks fan to jinx the Kings.

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3.00 GF in March and April, but that doesn't take into account empty netters, which could influence a lot since it was only about a month of games.

LA has 3 empty net goals in so far in the playoffs. Take away those, and their real GF is 2.66, just about the same as the Coyotes who are at 2.64

:: Just checked. LA had 5 empty net goals in March and April. Take those out, and their GF falls to 2.72 after the Trade Deadline.
Hey, there's some straws, may I reach for them? So empty net goals don't count as goals for anymore?

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