Golden Knights are bettors’ favorite to win Stanley Cup

More money has been bet on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup than any other team at Nevada’s largest sportsbook, William Hill U.S., which is now facing a liability of more than $1 million on the expansion franchise.

The Golden Knights were as high as 300-1 to win the Stanley Cup in the offseason. Heading into Monday’s game at the New York Islanders, though, the Knights were 40-1 at the Westgate SuperBook.

Overall, CG Technology vice president of risk Jason Simbal said his book’s liability on the Knights was currently in the mid-six-figure range.

Vegas improved to 8-1 on the season with a 7-0 win over Colorado. The Knights’ next six games are on the road.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the current Stanley Cup favorites at 7-1, followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs, who are each 10-1 at the Westgate.

1. Matthew Stafford shreds Steelers’ secondary but has little to show for it — The Steelers entered Sunday night’s game allowing only 147 yards passing a game, the lowest in the NFL. Playing with a banged up Golden Tate (shoulder) and a makeshift offensive line, Stafford was able to put up big numbers through the air thanks to quick screens and short routes.

3. Steelers have chance to separate from AFC contenders. At 6-2 on the season, tied with the Patriots atop of the AFC and a half-game ahead of the Chiefs, Pittsburgh enters an interesting part of the schedule which may allow them to continue their winning streak beyond three games. Following their bye week, the Steelers have a date with the hapless Colts, followed by a Thursday night home game against the struggling Titans. Ten days later, on Nov. 26, is a home game against the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers. Looking ahead, a Dec. 17 home game against the Pats may decide home-field advantage in the playoffs. blues-015