Florida Panthers at Vegas Golden Knights 6/3/23 - NHL Betting Picks and Odds
Florida Panthers vs. Vegas Golden Knights
NHL: 8:00 PM EST
Jun. 03, 2023
Latest Odds : VGK -130 ; O/U 5.5
The Stanley Cup finals begin Saturday night as the Florida Panthers will be on the road in Vegas against the Vegas Golden Knights. Florida comes into Saturday on fire riding a 5 game win streak after a one goal win over Carolina in their last game to complete the four-game sweep. Sergei Bobrovsky carried the load for the Florida defense posting a .923 save percentage after allowing just three goals on 39 shots in the game. Matthew Tkachuk continued his offensive tear in the playoffs with two goals on four shots in just under 19 minutes on the ice. Anthony Duclair and Ryan Lomberg chipped in one goal each, while seven different Panthers supplied at least one assist in the game.
Florida has been fantastic on the offensive side of the puck this season averaging 3.51 goals per game on nearly 37 shots and allowing only 3.32 goals on 31.7 shots. Matthew Tkachuk has carried the Florida offense this season with 109 points to go along with a team leading 69 assists. Carter Verhaeghe chipped in as well leading the team with 42 goals on 275 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights return home Saturday following a six goal blowout of Dallas to win the Western Conference. Adin Hill dominated the net for Vegas saving all 23 shots against to post a shutout in game six. William Karlsson led the way for the Vegas offense against Dallas with two goals and one assist in just over 17 minutes on the ice. Keegan Kolesar, William Carrier, and Michael Amadio chipped in for the Vegas offense as well pumping in one goal and one assist each.
Offensively Vegas has been mediocre all season averaging 3.26 goals on 31.5 shots, but the defense has been fantastic allowing only 2.74 goals on 30.9 shots per game. Jack Eichel led the way for the Vegas office this season with 66 points, wild Chandler Stephenson led the team with 49 assists. Jonathan Marchessault led the team with 28 goals on 234 total shots.
Recent Betting Trends:
Panthers are 11-1 in their last 12 vs. a team with a winning record.
Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
Panthers are 18-5 in their last 23 games following a win.
Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
Free Betting Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -130
Vegas has been one of the best teams in the NHL all year and has rolled through the playoffs. The Panthers on the other hand are running hot and have taken down multiple higher seeds. Home ice will play a huge part in game 1 as VGK will do the job to start the Cup off right. Take Vegas Saturday to open the Stanley Cup Finals with a home win. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 4-1.