Washington vs Vegas
Game 3 in the Stanley Cup finals, the first one in Washington. The series is tied after they split the first two in Vegas, 6:4 and 2:3.
Today I am leaning towards the Caps but have in mind their center and after Ovechkin their best player, Kuznetsov suffered injury early in the Game 2 and never came back on the ice after it. He is a game time decision for this third match. IMO he will play but we can't say for sure he is 100% fit.
So, I would rather skip betting winner market in Game 3 and will wait to see how things going on. But I am interested in betting totals. Under seems to me as option worth to think about. After goal festival in opening match of this series, we saw much realistic result in Game 2. IMO this is going to be much more under than over series.
But, goals on the empty net are always concern when you are betting under. The last time there was no goal on the empty net so we could say it was a little bit lucky under given on fact there was no goal at all also in the entire third period.
I expect another strong performance from both goaltenders, Holtby and Fleury but due to mentioned empty net goals, maybe under first period is not bad option either. I wont bet that either but will go with one interesting option from bet365, it's Time of 1st Score: No Score Before 09:30 Elapsed.
In first two games Vegas both times first took a lead. Interesting, both times they scored in 8th minute and later we saw over 1.5 at the end of first. Still, tonight's game IMO is under in the first and without early goal.
Washington vs Vegas prediction
|No goal in the first 9:30 minutes||Bet365||2.00||8||0-0 WON (+8 units)|