Panthers vs Golden Knights Prediction - NHL Picks 6/5/23

Vegas Golden Knights (64-26-10) vs Florida Panthers (54-37-8)

Game Info: Monday, June 5, 2023 at 8:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -130 / Florida Panthers +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights face off on Monday in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at T-Mobile Arena. In Game 1 it was Vegas that was able to secure the 5-2 victory. 

Panthers Betting Preview

The Panthers have looked good in the playoffs, and they even took a lead in Game 1 before the defense really let them down. They give up three goals in the third period and that led to the loss. The Panthers had a goal scored by Anthony Duclair and Eric Staal. The Panthers are averaging 3.06 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.82 goals per game. The offense has been ranked 9th best in the NHL during the playoffs. Matthew Tkachuk has scored nine goals and added 12 assists. 

Golden Knights Betting Preview

Vegas is only three wins away from winning the Stanley Cup Final. The Golden Knights had five different players that scored a goal. Vegas is averaging 3.72 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.61 goals per game. The offense has been ranked 2nd during the playoffs, and they are going to need to continue the scoring here. Jack Eichel has scored six goals and added 14 assists. Jonathan Marchessault has scored 10 goals and added 8 assists. 

Panthers vs Golden Knights Trends

Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games. The panthers are 8-1 in their last 9 games as a road underdog. The panthers are 8-1 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The panthers are 12-2 in their last 14 road games.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Panthers defense struggled in the first game, and it’s going to really let them down in this game. Vegas is averaging 3.72 goals per game, and they are going to go over that number here. Vegas is going to score four or five goals here, and that is going to be the difference here as they get the job done. Back Vegas on the money line to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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