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Oilers vs Panthers Props: Best Player Prop Bets for Stanley Cup Final Game 1

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated Jun 8, 2024 · 5:31 PM PDT

Nov 6, 2023; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers center Carter Verhaeghe (23) looks on after scoring the game-winning goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amerant Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
  • Player props are available for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday
  • Our prop bets for Oilers vs Panthers Game 1 include Carter Verhaeghe to light the lamp
  • Read below for Oilers vs Panthers Game 1 player props to bet tonight (June 8)

The 2024 Stanley Cup Final gets underway on Saturday, and sportsbooks have released a wide selection of player props for Saturday night’s game. Oilers superstar Connor McDavid is favored to make an impact in his first Cup Final appearance.

We’ve identified the best value player props to wager on for Oilers vs Panthers Game 1 tonight. Our expert NHL player prop picks include Panthers sniper Carter Verhaeghe to light the lamp against Edmonton goaltender Stuart Skinner.

Here are the Stanley Cup Final player props available for Game 1, along with our expert Oilers vs Panthers picks for tonight.

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Player Props – Game 1

Player Anytime Goalscorer Shots on Goal (O/U) Points (O/U) Saves (O/U)
Zach Hyman +100 3.5 (-110o/-120u) 0.5 (-180o/+140u) N/A
Sam Reinhart +130 3.5 (+135o/-175u) 0.5 (-190o/+145u) N/A
Leon Draisaitl +140 2.5 (-120o/-110u) 0.5 (-230o/+175u) N/A
Connor McDavid +150 3.5 (+120o/-150u) 1.5 (-105o/-125u) N/A
Carter Verhaeghe +155 3.5 (+120o/-150u) 0.5 (-180o/+140u) N/A
Matthew Tkachuk +170 3.5 (+120o/-150u) 0.5 (-190o/+145u) N/A
Aleksander Barkov +215 2.5 (-110o/-120u) 0.5 (-195o/+150u) N/A
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins +295 1.5 (-150o/+120u) 0.5 (-140o/+110u) N/A
Vladimir Tarasenko +300 1.5 (-140o/+110u) 0.5 (+150o/-195u) N/A
Sam Bennett +300 2.5 (+110o/-140u) 0.5 (+114o/-145u) N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky N/A N/A N/A 24.5 (-120o/-110u)
Stuart Skinner N/A N/A N/A 27.5 (-120o/-110u)

In the Oilers vs Panthers player props for Game 1, Zach Hyman has the best odds to score at +100. Connor McDavid is the only player forecasted to record multiple points, as his projected point total is sitting at 1.5, with -105 odds going to the “over”.

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NHL player prop odds as of June.7 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Check out the best NHL betting apps for Panthers vs Oilers Cup Final wagering.

Oilers vs Panthers Props #1: Carter Verhaeghe Anytime Goal

One of the best Stanley Cup Final prop bets we are recommending for Game 1 is Carter Verhaeghe to score a goal. This bet is available at +155 on DraftKings, meaning a successful $10 wager would result in a $15.50 profit. The implied probability of Verhaeghe scoring is just 39.2%.

We like targeting Verhaeghe out of the Panthers forwards, in part because his betting prop line isn’t inflated. Many casual bettors are hammering the superstars in the NHL player props and sportsbooks are adjusting the odds, but Verhaeghe consistently flies under the radar.

The 27-year-old has been a consistent scoring threat in the postseason, ranking fourth among all skaters with nine goals. He appeared to have Edmonton’s number during the regular season, scoring in both meetings and finishing with three goals and five points against them.

When betting an anytime goal scorer in the Stanley Cup Final, shot volume is super important. Verhaeghe leads all Panthers with 134 shot attempts in the playoffs, including recording 20 in a single game against the Rangers.

With Oilers’ goalie Skinner battling some inconsistency, Verhaeghe’s shot volume gives him major upside in the Oilers vs Panthers props market. Bet the sniper to light the lamp at home against a team he knows how to exploit.

EDM-FLA Prop Picks: 

  • Carter Verhaeghe Anytime Goal (+155)

Oilers vs Panthers Props #2: Aaron Ekblad Over 1.5 Blocked Shots

In our Oilers vs. Panthers Game 1 prediction, we’re forecasting a Panthers victory, so there are plenty of ways to tackle player props based on that projected outcome. One of them is betting the under on the Oilers’ star point totals; however, great players tend to rise to the occasion in big moments.

Instead of going under on McDavid’s props, we’re going to take the over on blocked shots for Panthers’ blueliner Aaron Ekblad. The 29-year-old veteran is one of Florida’s biggest workhorses on the blueline, as he averages 22:37 of ice time per game.

While Ekblad currently doesn’t play on either power play unit, he does have an important role on the Panthers’ penalty kill. Ekblad’s willingness and ability to put himself in the shot lane has led to him averaging 1.88 blocked shots this postseason (13th overall).

Ekblad only appeared in one game against the Oilers this season, but he made his defensive presence felt, blocking four shots and dishing out three hits. With Edmonton averaging the third-most shot attempts of any team this postseason, look for Ekblad to throw himself in front of at least two shots tonight.

EDM-FLA Prop Picks:

  • Aaron Ekblad Over 1.5 Blocked Shots (-125)

 

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