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Oilers vs. Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Odds & Preview

By Hank Blaine

The Florida Panthers host the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night in the first game of this season’s Stanley Cup Finals. The Panthers are tepid -139 home favorites to take Game 1. Money has begun to fall onto the Oilers to provide the upset victory. Will the home team get it done? Or will Connor McDavid and his mates steal the first contest? Check out the hockey odds, analysis, and a free pick for the NHL Stanley Cup Game 1 between Edmonton and Florida.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Information

  • When: Saturday, June 8th, 2024, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise, FL
  • Radio: 630 CHED (Oilers) // 560 Sports WQAM (Panthers)
  • Live Stream: NHL Network
  • NHL Betting Odds: Oilers (+1.5) // Panthers (-1.5)

Why Bet on the Edmonton Oilers?

Few teams boast a second and third line that comes close to Edmonton’s. The Oilers not only have McDavid on the first line, but Leo Draisatl headlines the second. Then, after you get the pleasure of playing against McDavid and Draisatl, you must go against Adam Henrique, Connor Brown, and Mattias Janmark in the third line.

Also, the way the Oilers dispatched of the Dallas Stars, winning 3 straight games after losing 2 straight, suggests Edmonton is peaking. The Oilers have used defense, beating Dallas 2-1 in the last match, and offense, dominating the Stars 5-2 in Game 4. Give Edmonton a massive shot to take the first game versus the Panthers.

Why Bet on the Florida Panthers?

For the second straight season, Florida is in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Panthers had no shot in last year’s Stanley Cup, falling to Vegas in 5 games.

Motivation is a massive factor. However, motivation isn’t the only factor. While the Panthers top three forward lines aren’t as impressive as Edmonton’s, the Panthers’ three lines are close. Barkov on the first, Matthew Tkachuk in the second, and Vladimir Tarasenko on the third means Florida comes at you in waves.

In addition, the Panthers bested three of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers, to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. Home ice is another plus.

Oilers vs. Panthers Betting Trends

  • Edmonton is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
  • The Oilers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Florida.
  • The total went under in 5 of Edmonton’s last 7 games.
  • Florida is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
  • The Panthers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games at home.
  • The total went under in 8 of Florida’s last 9 games.

Oilers vs. Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Expert Betting Predictions

The Panthers have a big advantage because the first game happens on their ice. But it’s tough to look past the Oilers given how they dominated the Dallas Stars.

Edmonton has two of the top five players in the league, Connor McDavid and Leo Draisatl, heading up their top two lines. No other team can boast anything close to what Edmonton possesses.

Not only that, but the Oilers are playing terrific defense and winning on the road has become a norm for this team. For sure, the Panthers can take this. But the odds, McDavid and Draisatl, and the fact the Oilers have a ton of momentum, make Edmonton the play.

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