Handicapping the NHL: Stanley Cup Final Game 4
Handicapping the NHL: Stanley Cup Final Game 4
Game 3 Recap

Well if your first foray into this article series was the Game 3 article, you likely aren't coming back to get more advice on Game 4. The Caps covered the spread, netting a nice +220 return, as well as earning the Moneyline -130. Unfortunately for Vegas fans out there, the Puck Line of Golden Knights -1.5 (+290) also didn't pan out, although neither did the Caps blowout (-2.5).

In the William Karlsson versus Nicklas Backstrom matchup, I did hedge a bit by saying the tie was likely the safe play but personally took the Washington center, which didn't play as neither guy found the scoresheet.

Speaking of coming up empty handed, clearly the oddsmakers knew what they were talking about, as David Perron was held without a shot for the second straight game and sixth time overall in the playoffs.

For the first time in this series, it was not a member of the field that potted the game-winning goal, but rather Evgeny Kuznetsov who stepped up with the second goal of the game.

Even RotoWire handicapping expert Chris Liss is batting 51.7 percent when it comes to making the right picks. You win some, you lose some. But for this author, it's time to move on to Game 4.

Game 4 Odds

Series prices have swung heavily in the favor of Washington at -235, which is understandable when you consider the Capitals are at home with an opportunity to take a 3-1 series led Monday

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