Sports Pick Spread
#198 ROI: -4.81%

Golden Contende...

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262 Picks R: W131 L124 P7
%W 0.50% | Streak 0
L10: W8 L2 P0
Washington @ Vegas
WASHINGTON +1.5 (-235)
Analysis

The NHL Stanley cup Game 1 finals Play is on Washington at 8;10 eastern. Washington has home loss revenge on Vegas and the Caps are 16-4 off a shout win including 3-0 the last 3. The Caps have been road warriors winning 15 of 18 away and 6-1 after allowing 2 or less. Washington is 26-8 on Mondays. Vegas has not played in 7 days and they could have some rust here. Washington is a battle tested team and we will back then in gam1. On Memorial Day the 2018 NBA Playoff Game of the Year headlines along with 3 MLB system plays.

Sports Pick Money Line
#270 ROI: -10.61%

The Winners Cir...

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70 Picks R: W34 L36 P0
%W 0.49% | Streak 2
L10: W7 L3 P0
Washington @ Vegas
VEGAS (-140)
Sports Pick Money Line
#233 ROI: -6.93%

Ricky Tran

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42 Picks R: W20 L21 P1
%W 0.48% | Streak 0
L10: W5 L5 P0
Washington @ Vegas
VEGAS (-150)
Sports Pick Money Line
#220 ROI: -5.92%

Hackman -

Handicapper

334 Picks R: W160 L172 P2
%W 0.48% | Streak 2
L10: W4 L6 P0
Washington @ Vegas
WASHINGTON (130)
Sports Pick Money Line
#1 ROI: 48.2%

Matt the Moose ...

Handicapper

15 Picks R: W12 L3 P0
%W 0.80% | Streak 6
L10: W8 L2 P0
Washington @ Vegas
VEGAS (-150)
Sports Pick Money Line
#144 ROI: -1.56%

SEAN MURPHY

HANDICAPPER

72 Picks R: W37 L33 P2
%W 0.51% | Streak 1
L10: W4 L6 P0
Washington @ Vegas
VEGAS (-141)
Analysis

The Capitals have been true road warriors in these playoffs, winning big game after big game in hostile environments. With that being said, I believe we're being afforded plenty of value with the favored Golden Knights in the opener of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

Sports Pick Money Line
#98 ROI: 2.84%

JR ODONNELL 'Pr...

HANDICAPPER

544 Picks R: W286 L250 P8
%W 0.53% | Streak 2
L10: W8 L1 P1
Washington @ Vegas
VEGAS (-140)
Sports Pick Money Line
#223 ROI: -6.09%

SLEEPYJ 'Pre-Ga...

HANDICAPPER

337 Picks R: W161 L162 P14
%W 0.48% | Streak 2
L10: W5 L5 P0
Washington @ Vegas
VEGAS (-140)
Service Play Money Line
#136 ROI: -1.23%

STEPHEN OH

HANDICAPPER

1732 Picks R: W876 L833 P23
%W 0.51% | Streak 0
L10: W6 L4 P0
Washington @ Vegas
VEGAS (-130)
Analysis

It's an incredible matchup between a team that rarely loses on the road -- the Capitals are 8-2 away from home in the playoffs -- and the team that barely loses, as the Golden Knights are 12-3. Marc-Andre Fleury has been otherworldly this postseason, stopping nearly 95 percent of shots on goal, but the Capitals' stellar power play could be the great equalizer. Still, my projections indicate Vegas will solve Washington goaltender Braden Holtby quicker than the Caps figure out how to beat Fleury. Back the Knights.

Service Play Over Under
#126 ROI: -0.3%

Mike Sullivan

In-House Expert

514 Picks R: W258 L247 P9
%W 0.50% | Streak 0
L10: W7 L2 P1
Washington @ Vegas
UNDER 5.5 (-126)
Analysis

We have to respect the goaltending - Marc-Andre Fleury has the best one-season playoff save percentage in NHL history when at even strength (.956), and his team has killed off 82.5% of penalties. Braden Holtby held Tampa Bay scoreless for the last 159 minutes of that series. 

Sports Pick Over Under
#123 ROI: 0.39%

SEABASS -

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791 Picks R: W407 L367 P17
%W 0.51% | Streak 0
L10: W3 L7 P0
Washington @ Vegas
OVER 5.5 (112)
Sports Pick Over Under
#85 ROI: 3.7%

DUSTIN HAWKINS

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109 Picks R: W58 L50 P1
%W 0.53% | Streak 4
L10: W5 L5 P0
Washington @ Vegas
UNDER 5.5 (-125)
Sports Pick Over Under
#351 ROI: -27.1%

Mark Wilson

Handicapper

56 Picks R: W20 L34 P2
%W 0.36% | Streak 2
L10: W5 L5 P0
Washington @ Vegas
UNDER 5.5 (-124)
Sports Pick Over Under
#214 ROI: -5.62%

SAL MICHAELS

Handicapper

136 Picks R: W67 L68 P1
%W 0.49% | Streak 2
L10: W6 L4 P0
Washington @ Vegas
UNDER 5.5 (-124)
Service Play Over Under
#134 ROI: -1.02%

DAVID KELLY

Handicapper

595 Picks R: W313 L267 P15
%W 0.53% | Streak 1
L10: W6 L4 P0
Washington @ Vegas
UNDER 5.5 (-124)
Analysis

Vegas has held its opponents to two goals or less in 13 of 15 games, while scoring 43, but that also includes a 7-0 defeat of the Sharks. So, in reality, 36 goals in 14 games for an average of 2.47. So add 2.47 to the 1.80 goals allowed per game for a total of 4.27 goals per game. 

Service Play Over Under
#136 ROI: -1.23%

STEPHEN OH

HANDICAPPER

1732 Picks R: W876 L833 P23
%W 0.51% | Streak 0
L10: W6 L4 P0
Washington @ Vegas
OVER 5.5 (100)
Analysis

My simulations show a minimum of six goals finding the net Monday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, giving us a strong position on the Over against this total. The Over is hitting in nearly 60 percent of simulations. The Golden Knights are on a 4-1 run to the Over at home, while the Capitals have a 10-1-1 run to the Over when playing on three or more days of rest.

Washington Capitals last injuries

Braden Holtby

Eye
Prob Fri | probable

Holtby is dealing with an eye injury but it is expected he will be available for Friday's contest against the Islanders.

Lars Eller

Upper Body
Prob Mon | probable

Eller has an upper-body injury but his status for Monday's matchup against the Blues will likely see him hit the ice.

T.J. Oshie

Concussion
Ques Sat | questionable

Oshie left the previous game due to a concussion and it is unknown if he will be cleared in time for Saturday's matchup against the Blue Jackets.

Dmitry Orlov

Upper Body
Ques Sat | questionable

Orlov exited the last game with an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will play against the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

Nicklas Backstrom

Illness
Prob Thurs | probable

Backstrom was held out of the previous game due to an illness but it is likely he will lace up for Thursday's matchup against the Bruins.

Braden Holtby

Rest
Doub Tues | doubtful

Holtby is not expected to play against the Flyers on Tuesday as he is to be rested.

Vegas Golden Knights last injuries

William Carrier

Illness
Out indefinitely | I-R

Carrier has been placed on injured reserve due to an illness and will miss an undetermined length of time.

Reilly Smith

Lower Body
Out indefinitely | I-R

Smith has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and there is no timetable for recovery.

Malcolm Subban

Illness
Ques Sat | questionable

Subban has been absent from the lineup during the past three games due to an illness and it is unknown if the symptoms will subside in time for Saturday's matchup against the Penguins.

Shea Theodore

Illness
Prob Sun | probable

Theodore missed the last game with an illness but is likely to take the ice against the Devils on Sunday.

Marc-Andre Fleury

Rest
Doub Sun | doubtful

Fleury is not expected to play Sunday against the Devils as he will be rested.