Vegas Golden Knights at Florida Panthers 6/8/23 - NHL Betting Picks and Odds
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers
NHL: 8:00 PM EST
Jun. 08, 2023
Latest Odds : FLA -125 ; O/U 6
The Vegas Golden Knights take a road trip on Thursday for game three of the Stanley Cup final against the Florida Panthers. Vegas comes into Thursday up by two games following a five goal blowout win in game two. Adin Hill continued to dominate in the net for Vegas posting a .935 save percentage after allowing just two goals on 31 shots and 64 minutes on the ice. Jonathan Marchessault led the Vegas offense with two goals and one assist in just under 15 minutes in game two. Brett Howden added two goals on two shots and Michael Amadio chipped in one goal and one assist in just over 12 minutes on the ice. Alec Martinez scored one goal, while seven other Vegas players recorded at least one assist in the game.
Offensively Vegas was mediocre this season averaging 3.26 goals on nearly 32 shots but the defense was fantastic allowing just 2.74 goals per game. Jack Eichel proved to be the motor in the Vegas offense leading the team with 66 points this season, while Jonathan Marchessault contributed a team leading 28 goals on 234 shots. Chandler Stevenson was the top setup man for Vegas this year with 49 assists overall.
The Florida Panthers go back home Thursday night down by two games following back-to-back blowouts in this series. Sergei Bobrovsky had perhaps his worst game of the postseason in Game 2 posting a .692 save percentage after giving up four goals on thirteen shots in just over 27 minutes on the ice before being pulled. Alex Lyon came on to post a .800 save percentage after giving up three goals on 15 shots in just under 33 minutes on the ice. Anton Lundell and Michael Tkachuk were the only bright spots in the Florida offense scoring one goal each.
Offensively Florida was one of the better teams in all the NHL averaging 3.51 goals per game on nearly 37 shots, but the defense was kind of lackluster allowing 3.32 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk carried the Florida offense this season with 109 points to go along with a team leading 69 assists. Carter Verhaeghe led the team with 42 goals on 275 shots.
Recent Betting Trends:
Golden Knights are 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win.
Golden Knights are 21-5 in their last 26 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Golden Knights are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games.
Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
Free Betting Pick: Vegas Golden Knights +100
The Vegas Golden Knights have dominated this series through the first 2 games and will continue to roll Thursday. Look for Vegas to again overwhelm the Panthers throughout leading to the win. Take Vegas Thursday to go up by 3 games. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 4-1.