Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 1 Odds, Series Price & Props: First Look at Stanley Cup Final

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After eight months of NHL action, it’s finally time to explore Game 1 odds, series prices, and props for the 2023 Stanley Cup Final between the Panthers vs. Golden Knights.   

Vegas demolished Dallas, 6-0, in Game 6 last night to win the Western Conference Final. Florida captured the Eastern Conference Final by sweeping Carolina, with the last game in that series played a week ago.

The Panthers will be well rested as the Stanley Cup Final begins with Game 1 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Puck drop is 8 p.m. ET.

Here are Stanley Cup Final series prices across the sports betting industry.

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Panthers vs. Golden Knights Series Price

DraftKings opened Vegas as the -130 favorite in the 2023 Stanley Cup Final. Florida was installed as a +110 underdog. FanDuel had the Golden Knights at -140 and the Panthers at +120. Always be sure to compare odds on the best sports betting apps to get the best prices on your plays.

Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 1 Betting Lines & Early Action

For Game 1, DraftKings is dealing the Knights as a -135 home favorite as of Tuesday. Florida backers can grab the Panthers at +115.

Advanced wagering at DraftKings is tilted toward the underdog, with 64% of the moneyline handle and 62% of overall bets on the Panthers. The total is set at 5.5 with  64% of the handle and 66% of bets on the Over.

Here are live Game 1 odds including the puck line:

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Recent Stanley Cup Final Betting Trends

Game 1 odds, series prices, and props for the 2023 Stanley Cup Final between the Panthers vs. Golden Knights
The Golden Knights are favored to beat the Panthers in the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, per NHL odds at DraftKings. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Favorites have dominated in the Stanley Cup Final, going 8-2 over the last decade. The Avalanche were the third consecutive favorite to win the Stanley Cup last year after Tampa Bay captured back-to-back Cups.

Here’s a look at odds and results for the Stanley Cup Final over the last 10 years.

SeasonWestern ChampionOdds Entering FinalEastern ChampionOdds Entering FinalStanley Cup ChampionSeries Score
2021-22Avalanche-170Lightning+150Avalanche4-2
2020-21*Lightning-280Canadiens+240Lightning4-1
2019-20Stars+160Lightning-180Lightning4-2
2018-19Blues+140Bruins-160Blues4-3
2017-18Golden Knights-153Capitals+133Capitals4-1
2016-17Predators+145Penguins-165Penguins4-2
2015-16Sharks+115Penguins-135Penguins4-2
2014-15Blackhawks-135Lightning+115Blackhawks4-2
2013-14Kings-165Rangers+145Kings4-1
2012-13Blackhawks-155Bruins+135Blackhawks4-2

* The NHL Playoffs implemented a divisional bracket in 2021 due to Covid.

Panthers vs. Golden Knights Player Props at DraftKings

DraftKings is offering these Panthers vs. Golden Knights player props for the series.

Most Goals in Series

  • FLA Matthew Tkachuk (+450)
  • VGK Jack Eichel (+550)
  • VGK Jonathan Marchessault (+600)
  • FLA Carter Verhaeghe (+600)
  • FLA Aleksander Barkov (+900)
  • VGK Mark Stone (+1000)
  • FLA Sam Reinhart (+1200)
  • FLA Sam Bennett (+1200)
  • VGK William Karlsson (+1300)

This is a competitive betting market that features plenty of value at DraftKings. Vegas center William Karlsson leads all remaining NHL players with 10 goals during the postseason. He’s priced nicely at +1300. Teammate Jonathan Marchessault follows with nine. Florida’s top sniper is Matthew Tkachuk, who leads the Panthers with nine playoff goals.

2023 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner

The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the MVP of the NHL Playoffs. Here are the odds at DraftKings as of Tuesday:

  • FLA Sergei Bobrovsky (+200)
  • FLA Matthew Tkachuk (+290)
  • VGK Jack Eichel (+425)
  • VGK William Karlsson (+700)
  • VGK Jonathan Marchessault (+700)
  • VGK Mark Stone (+900)
  • VGK Adin Hill (+1200)
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Panthers vs. Golden Knights Series Props at FanDuel

Hockey bettors can also find a slew of Stanley Cup Final prop bets at FanDuel.

NHL Final Correct Score

  • Knights 4-0 sweep (+1000)
  • Knights 4-1 (+470)
  • Knights 4-2 (+480)
  • Knights 4-3 (+400)
  • Panthers 4-0 sweep (+1200)
  • Panthers 4-1 (+750)
  • Panthers 4-2 (+450)
  • Panthers 4-3 (+560)

Stanley Cup Final Total Games

  • 4 (+580)
  • 5 (+265)
  • 6 (+198)
  • 7 (+194)
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Golden Knights Betting Trends

  • Vegas is 12-5 against the spread (ATS) in the playoffs this year
  • The Knights are 10-7 to the Over in the playoffs this year
  • Vegas is 6-3 straight-up (SU) in home playoff games this year
  • The Knights are 6-2 SU in road playoff games this year

Panthers Betting Trends

  • Florida is 12-4 against the spread (ATS) in the playoffs this year
  • The Panthers are 10-6 to the Under in the playoffs this year
  • Florida is 4-3 straight-up (SU) in home playoff games this year
  • The Panthers are 8-1 SU in road playoff games this year

How to Watch Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 1

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Channel: TNT

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Kris Johnson is a senior writer at Gaming Today with more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist. Johnson's work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and other publications. He also authored a sports betting novel titled The Endgame.

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