Florida Panthers 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Betting Lines

Florida Panthers Stanley Cup Finals Betting Odds

Florida Panthers Stanley Cup Betting

At the onset of his tenure, when Gary Bettman took over as NHL commissioner in 1993, he had a bold plan. A big part of his vision was the Sun Belt strategy. Bettman would expand a new Ice Age to the warm weather states. He saw a map with a few Sun Belt markets already on it. And then he made his move. Bettman flooded warm weather markets with hockey teams. As a result, he was laughed at as an NBA guy in the NHL world. Now everyone is a true believer. The Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights are on the board. Vegas and South Florida love ice with their cocktails these days.

Florida Panthers Stanley Cup Finals Lines


Florida Panthers +100

Vegas Golden Knights -120

Florida Panthers Stanley Cup Finals Finals Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights will face the Florida Panthers in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final. The Golden Knights opened as a -120 favorite to win the series. Florida opened as a +100 dog.

2023 Stanley Cup Final Series Schedule

Game 1 (at VGK): Sat., June 3, 8 p.m. (TNT)

Game 2 (at VGK): Mon., June 5, 8 p.m. (TNT)

Game 3 (at FLA): Thurs., June 8, 8 p.m. (TNT)

Game 4 (at FLA): Sat., June 10, 8 p.m. (TNT)

Game 5 (at VGK): Tues., June 13, 8 p.m. (TNT)

Game 6 (at FLA): Fri., June 16, 8 p.m. (TNT)

Game 7 (at VGK): Mon., June 19, 8 p.m. (TNT)

2023 Stanley Cup Final Bookmaker Odds Overview

The Golden Knights won the heart of the town from the day they opened for business. However, that means that gambling action is consistently heavy on the VGK. Locals will bet up the price on their favorite team. In comparison to Florida, Vegas was the more consistent team this season. Also, Vegas is one of the most public teams on the NHL board. Vegas is the first major pro sports team in Sin City history.

First round action saw Florida stun the top-seed Boston Bruins in a seven-game thriller. Boston compiled the best regular season record in NHL history. Second-round action was a 5-game win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. And then Florida swept a respected Carolinas Hurricanes club in the Eastern Conference Final. Florida continues to defy the odds—they enter the 2023 Stanley Cup Final with confidence and momentum.

First round play saw Vegas take out the Winnipeg Jets in five games. Next was a six-game win over the defending Western Conference champion Edmonton Oilers. Finally, the Golden Knights won the Western Conference with a six-game series triumph over the Dallas Stars.

Vegas Golden Knights Overview

The Vegas Golden Knights finished 51-22-9 straight up and 35-41-6 over/under the total. Also, Vegas was 1st in the Western Conference playoff standings. Edmonton was two points behind the Golden Knights in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Vegas has covered six out of their last eight games. While the Golden Knights have gone under the total in three of its previous five matchups.

Vegas had NHL metrics of 14th for goals scored and 18th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Golden Knights had NHL metrics of 11th for goals against and 19th for penalty killing.

First among Vegas scorers is Jack Eichel, with six goals, 12 assists, 18 points, and a +10. Goaltender Ladin Hill has a .937 save percentage and 2.07 goals against average. His record is 7-3 with two shutouts.

Florida Panthers 2023 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview

The Florida Panthers finished 42-37-8 straight up and 42-30 over/under the total. Also, Florida was 8th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Florida was 43 points behind the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Florida has covered 11 out of their last 12 games. While the Panthers have gone under the total in eight of its previous nine matchups.

Florida has NHL metrics of 6th for goals scored and 10th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Panthers had NHL metrics of 21st for goals against and 23rd for penalty killing.

First among Florida scorers is Matthew Tkachuk, with nine goals, 12 assists, 21 points, and a +10. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has a .935 save percentage and 2.21 goals against average. His record is 11-2 with one shutout.

Florida Panthers Seasons

2022-23 42-37-8 TBD
2021-22 58-18-6 Lost Second Round
2020-21 37-14-5 Lost First Round
2019-20 35-26-8 Lost Qualifying Round
2018-19 36-32-14 Did Not Qualify
2017-18 44-30-8 Did Not Qualify
2016-17 35-36-11 Did Not Qualify
2015-16 47-26-9 Lost First Round
2014-15 38-29-15 Did Not Qualify
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Florida Panthers History

The Panthers were founded as a 1993-94 expansion team with the-then Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. They made the Stanley Cup Final in their third season but have never made it back. Since 2000, the Panthers have only five postseason appearances. Owner Vincent Viola has spent several years and a lot of money trying to dig the franchise out of the muck.

Attendance for the Panthers has been low for most of the past two decades but has increased with their new success. Like the rest of the NHL, Florida has had to navigate the pandemic issues that have kept attendance down in many markets, even after restrictions loosened. The pandemic came at the worst possible time for the Panthers as they were finally starting to get really good.

The Panthers' years of losing opened up the opportunity for several years of high draft choices. And for the past two seasons, we have seen improvements based on that new blood. Florida had a golden opportunity in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs to win over new fans and build a higher customer base. It helps that they play an exciting and winning style of hockey. The Panthers are easy on the eyes as one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams.

But Florida flopped badly in the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Help arrived that summer with the arrival of power forward Keith Tkachuk and new head coach Paul Maurice.

NHL Teams

Eastern Conference - Atlantic

Eastern Conference - Metropolitan

Western Conference - Central

Western Conference - Pacific

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