Panthers vs. Oilers Stanley Cup Final Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

httpscdn.dataskrive.comapiassetLZ2ANvi Betsperts Media & Technology

bet365 Sportsbook Promo
$1,000 First Bet Safety Net or Bet $5, Get $150
FanDuel Promo Code
Bet $5, Get $200 in bonus bets if your bet WINS!
Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code
Claim a First Bet on Caesars up to $1,000!
DraftKings Promo Code
Up to $300 in bonus bets!
BetMGM Sportsbook Promo
$1,500 First Bet Offer

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final features the Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers meeting at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 8 on ABC. Oddsmakers give the Panthers -148 odds on the moneyline in this matchup against the Oilers (+124).

Panthers vs. Oilers Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Where: Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Favorite: Panthers (-148)
  • Underdog: Oilers (+124)
  • Over/under: 5.5

Watch the Panthers vs. Oilers live stream on Fubo

Free Live Stream Online: Start your free Fubo trial today!

Panthers and Oilers Betting Trends

  • Florida’s games this season have finished above this matchup’s total of 5.5 goals 44 times.
  • Edmonton has played 57 games this season that finished with over 5.5 goals.
  • The teams average 6.8 goals per game combined, 1.3 more than this game’s total.
  • Combined, these teams give up 5.3 goals per game, 0.2 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • The Panthers have been a moneyline favorite 82 times this season, and have finished 57-25 in those games.
  • This season the Oilers have won five of the 11 games, or 45.5%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Panthers Stats & Insights

  • The Panthers’ 3.2 average goals per game add up to 265 total, which makes them the 11th-ranked scoring team in the league.
  • The Panthers have conceded the fewest goals in league play this season with 198 (just 2.4 per game).
  • They have a league-pacing goal differential of +67 this season.
  • The Panthers have a 9.6% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking 23rd in the league.
  • The Panthers have shut out opponents eight times. As a team, they are averaging 28.6 hits and 12.7 blocked shots per game this season.
  • In their past 10 matchups, the Panthers are 7-1-2 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 2.8 goals-per-game average (28 total) over that span.
  • Defensively, the Panthers have given up 19 goals (1.9 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Oilers Stats & Insights

  • The Oilers have the league’s fourth-best scoring offense (292 total goals, 3.6 per game).
  • The Oilers are one of the toughest defensive squads in the NHL this season, conceding 236 goals (2.9 per game) to rank 10th.
  • Their sixth-best goal differential is +56.
  • The 10.5% shooting percentage the Oilers have amassed ranks 10th in the league.
  • The Oilers have shut out their opponent four times this season. As a team, they are averaging 22.9 hits and 13.5 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 contests, the Oilers have claimed 85.0% of the possible points with a 7-3-0 record.
  • They have totaled 30 goals during that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Oilers have given up 20 goals (2.0 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Panthers Key Players to Watch

  • A leading offensive player this season for Florida, Sam Reinhart has scored 94 points in 82 games (57 goals and 37 assists).
  • Matthew Tkachuk has 88 points (1.1 per game), scoring 26 goals and adding 62 assists.
  • In 58 games, Sergei Bobrovsky has a record of 36-17-4. He has conceded 135 goals (2.37 goals against average) and has recorded 1449 saves.

Panthers Player Props

  • Sam Reinhart Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -190, Under Odds: +145)
  • Sam Reinhart Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +130, Under Odds: -166)
  • Matthew Tkachuk Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -180, Under Odds: +140)
  • Matthew Tkachuk Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +105, Under Odds: -135)
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr. Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -195, Under Odds: +150)
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr. Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -120, Under Odds: -110)

Oilers Key Players to Watch

  • Connor McDavid is a top offensive contributor for his team with 132 points (1.6 per game). He has scored 32 goals and 100 assists in 76 games (playing 19:47 per game).
  • Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl has racked up 106 total points (1.3 per game), with 41 goals and 65 assists.
  • Stuart Skinner has a 36-16-5 record this season, with a .905 save percentage (32nd in the league). In 59 games, he has 1406 saves, and has allowed 147 goals (2.6 goals against average).

Oilers Player Props

  • Connor McDavid Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: -105)
  • Connor McDavid Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -230)
  • Leon Draisaitl Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -230)
  • Leon Draisaitl Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -105)
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -140)
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +124)

Panthers vs. Oilers Injuries

  • Panthers: Ryan Lomberg: Illness (Questionable)
  • Oilers: Troy Stecher: Ankle (Out)

Panthers vs. Oilers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Oilers (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Panthers 4 – Oilers 2

You can check our live NHL lines for the latest NHL odds, including money lines, spreads, and over/under totals.

Tip: If you want to check out how much you could win on a $10 bet if you parlayed today’s Panthers vs. Oilers picks, don’t forget to check out our free parlay calculator.

What is a parlay? Or even how to bet on hockey? Check out our complete guide to the best NHL betting sites.

bet365 Sportsbook Promo
$1,000 First Bet Safety Net or Bet $5, Get $150
FanDuel Promo Code
Bet $5, Get $200 in bonus bets if your bet WINS!
Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code
Claim a First Bet on Caesars up to $1,000!
DraftKings Promo Code
Up to $300 in bonus bets!
BetMGM Sportsbook Promo
$1,500 First Bet Offer

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

Deals of the Day

See All