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Florida Panthers Matthew Tkachuk takes to the ice against the New York Rangers before the start of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final as Gary Pearson explores an appealing three-leg Oilers vs. Panthers parlay for Game 1 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final.
Florida Panthers Matthew Tkachuk takes to the ice against the New York Rangers before the start of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amerant Bank Arena. Photo by Jim Rassol via USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers battle for NHL supremacy, with the Stanley Cup Final starting on Saturday in Florida, and we have a tasty Oilers vs. Panthers parlay for Game 1, based on the best NHL odds

With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final drawing near in Florida, the Edmonton Oilers find themselves tagged as definite underdogs against the formidable Florida Panthers. Not only are the Panthers favored for Game 1, but they also lead the Stanley Cup odds. This marks their third appearance in the Stanley Cup Final and their second consecutive season in the final.

The action kicks off for the matchup at 8 p.m. ET at Amerant Bank Arena, with coverage available on ABC.

Accompanying our Stanley Cup odds and betting preview, and our Oilers vs. Panthers prediction, here is my best Oilers vs. Panthers parlay for Game 1.

Oilers vs. Panthers parlay for Game 1

Odds via our best NHL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale.

  • Leon Draisaitl Over 0.5 assists (-105) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Evan Bouchard Over 2.5 shots (-120) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Matthew Tkachuk Over 0.5 assists (+105) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Combined odds: +634 via DraftKings 

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SGP predictions for Oilers vs. Panthers

Leon Draisaitl Over 0.5 assists ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oilers fans will hope Leon Draisaitl's scoring decline against the Stars was temporary. Draisaitl failed to register an assist in the first four games against the Stars but finished the series with an assist in consecutive games, handing the hammer to Connor McDavid, who doled out the kill shot.

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Draisaitl had at least one apple in 11 of the 12 games to open the playoffs. I like his chances of extending his assist streak to three games in the Stanley Cup Final opener. DraftKings' -105 odds for this leg of the parlay imply a winning probability of 51.22%. 

Evan Bouchard Over 2.5 shots ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Panthers are arguably the league's best team at limiting shots on goal and preventing good looks. They defend aggressively as a collective, forcing most teams to dump the puck deep and try to establish a forecheck. That's where this prop comes into play, as Edmonton will look to the point to generate more chances, and Evan Bouchard has a knack for getting pucks through on goal.

He had at least three shots in four of six contests against the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Final and should look to challenge Sergei Bobrovsky whenever the opportunity arises. He has hit the Over in 10 of 18 playoff games. The -120 odds on this leg of the prop imply a probability of 54.55%. 

I looked at an alternate pick for Bouchard with my Oilers vs. Panthers player props.

Matthew Tkachuk Over 0.5 assists ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Matthew Tkachuk had two goals and an assist in his first three games of last season's Stanley Cup Final. Things took a turn for the worse after that, as the Panthers assistant captain was held scoreless in Game 4 and didn't play in Game 5 due to injury. What do they say about unfinished business? 

The Stanley Cup Final provides a perfect platform for a player like Tkachuk, who feeds off the frenzied atmosphere, home and away. He leads the Panthers with 19 points through 17 games in these playoffs. Tkachuk was held off the scoresheet in Games 5 and 6 against the New York Rangers but notched an assist in four of the previous five encounters.

The +105 odds for this leg of the parlay imply a 48.78% win probability. All three legs combined yield odds of +634, which implies a 13.62% probability. A $10 bet will pay a profit of $63.40 if all three legs of the parlay hit. 

Oilers-Panthers SGP picks made Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

Oilers vs. Panthers Game 1 picks

Oilers vs. Panthers odds & Game 1 info

  • When: Saturday, June 8
  • Puck drop: 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise, Fla.
  • How to watch: ABC, ESPN+, Sportsnet
  • Favorite: Panthers (-137 via FanDuel)

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