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NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Sports Betting Odds Previews for Monday

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The Stanley Cup Finals return to action on Monday June 4th with a single game scheduled over the National Television to the satisfaction of NHL bettors worldwide. It will be Game 4 as the Washington Capitals host the Vegas Golden Knights at 8PM Eastern Time on NBC TV.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Washington Capitals favored by -130 odds with the return on the underdog Vegas Golden Knights at +120 odds. Goal total is set at 5.5 goals.

Washington takes the 2-1 series lead with their 3-1 victory at home. Capitals have led the Golden Knights to three goals total since allowing six goals in the opener. Braden Holtby turned away 21 of 22 shots to move to 14-6-1 in the playoffs. Holtby during the postseason has a goal against average of 2.13. Alex Ovechkin led the scoring for the Capitals with a goal at 1:10 of the second period. Ovechkin has scored 14 goals and had 11 assists in the playoffs. In three games of the Stanley Cup Finals Alex Ovechking has scored a goal in the past two games. It was 2-0 after two periods with Evgeny Kuznetsov scoring at even strength at 12:50. Vegas cut the lead to 2-1 early in the third period but the Devanta Smith Pelly added insurance at 13:53 to seal the victory. Capitals dominate the face off circle winning 16 more than Vegas. With Kutznetsov goal he has scored 27 points in the playoffs.

Marc Andre Fleury dropped to 13-4-1 in the playoffs as he turned away 23 of 26 shots. The lone goal by the Golden Knights was scored by Tomas Nosek at 3:29 of the third period to make it 2-1. It marked the first time all season that Vegas was unable to bounce back from a loss with a win. A positive note for the Golden Knights is they killed off all four power play chances by the Capitals but went 0 of 2 in their power play tries. It was a tough night for right winger James Neal who was on the ice for all the Capitals three goals finishing with a plus minus of -3.