- The Panthers are -120 home favorites in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Panthers Saturday (June 10th) at 8:00pm ET
- Florida won a critical Game 3 in overtime Thursday to make this a series with Vegas now up 2-1
- Keep reading for the complete Golden Knights vs Panthers odds, plus best bets
Late in the third period of the Panthers Game 3 against Vegas on Thursday, it looked like their Stanley Cup hopes were on life support. The Cats were down a goal, but the clutch Matthew Tkachuk tied the game up with 2:13 remaining. Then, Carter Verhaeghe sniped the OT winner to give the Panthers their first win of the series. The team is an impressive 7-0 past regulation this postseason, and they needed that to avoid going down 3-0.
Vegas began this series as -125 favorites to capture their first Cup, with Florida +105 to win it all. Now, with the Knights up 2-1, they’re -260, with their counterparts +210 underdogs. Read on for Golden Knights vs Panthers analysis.
Golden Knights vs Panthers Game 4 Odds
|Game Time (ET)||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Saturday, June 10th||Vegas Golden Knights||+1.5 (-245)||O 5.5 (+100)||+100|
|8:00 pm||Florida Panthers||-1.5 (+205)||U 5.5 (-120)||-120|
Vegas was +1200 to win the Stanley Cup when the postseason began, with the Cats a much longer shot at +2500. The Panthers are the -120 favorites in this contest that features a total of 5.5 goals.
Puck drop is set for 8:00pm ET at T-Mobile Arena in FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida with TNT broadcasting the game in the States and Rogers Sportsnet and CBC covering it in Canada.
Odds as of June 9th at DraftKings Sportsbook. Browse the available legal betting sites for the Cup Final.
Vegas Golden Knights Betting Analysis
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the verge of a 3-0 stranglehold on the Stanley Cup Final before a late Panthers goal tied it and OT winner sent the Florida faithful home happy. It wasn’t for a lack of effort on the power play. In the Cup Final, Vegas has taken advantage of Florida’s undiscipline penalties, going 6/17 on the power play, registering two goals in all three duels.
Jonathan Marchessault had a meager start to the postseason with just two assists through seven games – since then, he’s been on a monster tear, with 13 goals and eight assists in his last 13 tilts to be the -110 favorite in the Conn Smythe Trophy odds.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 9, 2023
The Golden Knights scored just twice in Game 3. They’re 12-2 in their last 14 after lighting the lamp twice or less in their previous game. They’re 6-1 in their last seven when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game.
Florida Panthers Betting Analysis
Where would the Florida Panthers be without their two stars in goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and power forward Matthew Tkachuk? After two subpar outings, Bob rebounded in Game 3, making critical saves to backstop his squad before Carter Verhaeghe scored the OT winner.
Matthew Tkachuk’s playoff heroics can’t be understated. He’s scored three OT winners, and in Game 3, scored late in the third stanza to send this to overtime. He’s the second choice to win the Conn Smythe at +350. Unlike Vegas, who has been firing on all cylinders on the PP, Florida hasn’t – they’re 0/12 with the extra man in the Final.
Matthew Tkachuk is now tied for the League lead with 24 points this postseason and can become the first player in @FlaPanthers history to lead the NHL in points in one playoff year. #StanleyCup#NHLStats: https://t.co/eLi1EzhhUq pic.twitter.com/N0IENo1n5K
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 9, 2023
The Panthers are 11-1 in their last twelve when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous contest. However, they’re 1-4 in their last five as a favorite of -110 to -150.
Vegas vs Florida Recent Results
|6/8/2023||FLA 3 – VGK 2 (OT)||FLA||VGK||Under|
|6/5/2023||VGK 7 – FLA 2||VGK||VGK||Over|
|6/3/2023||VGK 5 – FLA 2||VGK||VGK||Over|
|3/7/2023||FLA 2 – VGK 1||FLA||VGK||Under|
|1/12/2023||VGK 4 – FLA 2||VGK||VGK||Under|
The first two games of this series were beatdowns by Vegas on home ice, as they took them 5-2 and 7-2. After the over-goal total hit in those battles, the under-total was registered in Game 3 with Florida taking it 3-2 in Sunrise.
Golden Knights vs Panthers Pick & Prediction
Bettors believe that Vegas will take a 3-1 series edge, with 53% of moneyline bets placed on them thus far. That’s despite the implied win probability being in the Panthers’ favor 51.9-48.1%. Our model has this Golden Knights vs Panthers game going the road team’s way 3.65-3.41.
The under is 8-1 in Panthers’ last nine when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game.
Golden Knights vs Panthers Same-Game Parlay Picks
|Vegas Golden Knights Moneyline||+105|
|Under 5.5 Goals||+100|
Vegas has been far superior on special teams in this series, and the goaltending battle is pretty even otherwise, statistically this postseason. They were mere minutes away from taking a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, so selecting Vegas at plus money is intriguing.
Pick: Vegas Golden Knights Moneyline (+105), Under 5.5 Goals (+100)