London, UK (May 9, 2005) – Sportsbook.com, official sponsor of the National Lacrosse League, has posted odds on the Champions Cup final between the Toronto Rock and the Arizona Sting. The Rock is a -1.5 favorite for the May 14 final which will be televised live nationally on NBC in the United States and on The Score in Canada.
‘This is a historic occasion for the sport of lacrosse as no one has ever before offered odds on the NLL,’ said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. ‘We believe this is the most exciting sport in North America right now and are thrilled to be involved. It should be a great finale to a great season and we’re already looking forward to next year.’
To reach the finals the Arizona Sting defeated the defending champion Calgary Roughnecks 19-15, in a come from behind win. But they will be in tough playing the two-time defending champion Toronto Rock who last week defeated the Rochester Knighthawks and Sportsbook.com Defensive Player of the year, Andrew Turner. The Rock outscored the Knighthawks 12 – 10 with nine different players scoring, to earn a spot in the championship match.
Arizona Sting +1.5 (-120) Over 26.5 (-120)
Toronto Rock -1.5 (-120) Under 26.5 (-120)
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