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The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals series begins on Wednesday, as just two teams remain alive for the championship.
Out of the Eastern Conference come the New Jersey Devils, who ousted the New York Rangers in the East Finals in six games to earn a berth in the championship.
In the West, the No.8 seed Los Angeles Kings ripped through the postseason by knocking off both the No.1 and No.2 seeds in the conference in dominating fashion. The Kings have unquestionably been the best team in the postseason thus far, losing just twice along the way.
It’s the Kings who have been set as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup on Bovada’s Stanley Cup Finals Series Price betting odds, going off at -170 on the dollar amount wagered. The Devils come in on the other side of the line at +150.
Home ice advantage, or a lack thereof, has mattered not to Los Angeles this postseason. And that continues to hold true on the betting line for the opening game.
Kings vs Devils Game 1 Betting Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook have set Los Angeles as -120 favorites on the moneyline to win Game 1 on the road in New Jersey. The Devils are the underdogs on their home ice, set at Even money on the amount wagered.
On the goal line, the kings will have to cover the 1.5-goal spread installed by Bovada with at least a two-goal victory. They are not favored to do this, going off at +270 to cover, while the Devils are set at -340 to lose by one goal or win the game out right.
The over/under total for goals in Game 1 has been set at 4.5.
There will be live betting throughout the course of this series opener as well, with a ton of bets available to you from alternate spreads, props and more.
The puck drops at 8:05pm ET for this one with coverage on NBC.