|ANA (185) @ williamhill|
The set-up: I'm calling for an upset on Opening Night in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights are one of the strangest organizations in sports to me. I've never seen a team achieve so much success and respect so quickly. Las Vegas famously made it all the way to the Stanley Cup in its inaugular season just a few year's back and it's been among the league's best ever since. All teams and organizations, now matter how great though, eventually go through a rebuilding or down period (just look at the Red Wings).
The pick: A big drop off is going to happen at some point for Las Vegas and I think that that imminent slide starts this year. Anaheim has been floundering the regain its own direction the last couple of seasons, but it enters healthy and I think it's primed here for an upset. I think these teams are more evenly matched than what this line would suggest, which swings the value in favor of the hungry dog in my opinion.
This is an 8* DESTRUCTION on the Anaheim Ducks.