The 2023 Stanley Cup promises to be a rocking series. The Florida Panthers surprised everyone during the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs while the Vegas Golden Knights knocked out the 1-seed Dallas Stars to win the Western Conference.
Which team gets it done and how many games will the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs go? See below for Stanley Cup odds, analysis, and a Cup prediction.
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Stanley Cup Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -135 vs. Florida Panthers +115
When: Saturday, June 3 – Monday, June 19
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV & FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
Why Vegas will Win the Stanley Cup
The Golden Knights are getting goal production from almost everyone on the ice. Five different Vegas players scored goals in the 6-0 win against the Dallas Stars that catapulted the Knights to the Stanley Cup series: Michael Amadio, William Carrier, Keegan Kolesar, Jonathan Marchessault, and William Karlsson, who scored twice.
Not only did 5 different players score the 6 goals, but goalie Adin Hill held the Stars to 0 goals on 23 shots. Oh, and the game happened in Dallas.
Why Florida will Win the Stanley Cup
Florida beat three of the top four teams in the entire NHL, not just the Eastern Conference, but the NHL: the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins, and the Carolina Hurricanes.
But it’s more than that. Boston had the best regular season of any in the history of the league. The Panthers won three straight to get by the Bruins. Florida beat the Leafs 4 games to 1 and the Canes 4 games to 0.
Final Betting Analysis: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers
Vegas is the chalk because the number one seed was the Western Conferences best team. Not only that, but Vegas took down a couple of excellent teams in Edmonton and Dallas to stamp their ticket to the Cup series.
However, the Florida Panthers look like a team of destiny. Not only did Florida beat Toronto, Boston, and Carolina, but the Panthers have dominated in recent matches.
What’s so impressive is how the Panthers can win a tight game via a 1-2 score or outwork the other team in a high-scoring game, like when Florida beat Boston 7-5.
Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 11-2 in 14 playoff games. He’s allowing 2.21 goals per contest and has allowed 33 goals from 504 shots. The man is on fire in the crease.
Star left winger Matthew Tkachuk has 9 goals and 12 assists in 16 games played. Tkachuk is unstoppable right now.
Vegas may be the favorite, but the Panthers are the pick. Florida has proven they’re as good as the Golden Knights. Bobrovsky and Tkachuk will continue to dominate and lead the Panthers to a Stanley Cup victory in 6 games.
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