Panthers vs Golden Knights Prediction - NHL Picks 6/13/23
Vegas Golden Knights (66-26-11) vs Florida Panthers (55-39-8)
Game Info: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -180 / Florida Panthers +150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Panthers will play the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of their series on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Florida Panthers are facing elimination in this game and they have only been able to score nine goals in the first four games of the series. Florida won Game 3 in this series by a score of 3-2 in overtime, but couldn’t win Game 4 on home ice. The Panthers fell down 3-0 in the second period, but were able to score the next two goals to cut the Vegas lead to 3-2 with 16 minutes left in the third. Florida generated plenty of chances the rest of the way, but couldn’t get the game-tying goal. Florida recorded 31 shots on goal and went 0-1 on the power play in the loss. Matthew Tkachuk (day-to-day) has led the Panthers this postseason with 11 goals, 13 assists, and 61 shots on goal, while Carter Verhaeghe has added seven goals, 10 assists, and 56 shots. Sergei Bobrovsky is 12-5 this postseason with a 2.50 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.
Golden Knights Preview
The Vegas Golden Knights are one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup and they will have a chance to get it done on home ice in this game. Vegas has played very well in the defensive end in this series, as they are facing a very explosive Florida offense. Vegas won Games 1 and 2 by scores of 5-2 and 7-2, before losing Game 3. The Golden Knights responded with a 3-2 win in Game 4. Vegas recorded 31 shots on goal and went 0-1 on the power play in Game 4. Jonathan Marchessault has led the Golden Knights this postseason with 13 goals, 11 assists, and 74 shots, while Mark Stone has added eight goals, 13 assists, and 46 shots on goal. Adin Hill is 10-4 this postseason with a 2.11 goals against average and a .934 save percentage.
Florida is 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 12-4 in their last 16 games. The under is 10-3 in Florida’s last 13 games. Vegas is 7-1 in their last 8 games against the East and 20-6 in their last 26 home games. The over is 4-1 in Vegas’ last 5 games. Florida is 0-7 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings in Vegas.
Florida comes into this matchup facing elimination and they will need to pick up a massive road win to keep the series going. Florida was in this same position in the first round, when they trailed Boston 3-1 going into Game 5. Vegas has been very good at home over their last 26 home games and they are pretty big favorites to get the job done here. I think these two teams are very evenly matched and this game could go either way. I am going to take the Panthers here, as I feel there is more value on them.