Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 6/3/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+115) Golden Knights (-136)
T-Mobile Arena is where the Vegas Golden Knights will meet the Florida Panthers on Saturday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The line on this contest has Florida at +115 and Vegas is sitting at -136. The total has been set at 6.
The Florida Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Hurricanes in their last outing. Florida tallied 10 penalty mins for this contest. The Panthers had a solid offensive performance in this victory. Additionally, they had 4 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 2 goals. For the matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 24 shots they put on net.
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Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 291 power play tries (3rd in professional hockey) and have a total of 70 goals in those chances. The Panthers have had 2,603 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .896. Florida has attempted 3,019 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have given up 202 goals while having 225 of their own. Florida has tallied 276 power play opportunities and they have tallied 63 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 22.83%. For the current campaign, they have earned 92 points and their points percentage is sitting at .561. In relation to scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have earned 288 goals (6th in hockey) on the season and have given up 272.
The man in goal for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has played in 642 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 360-207-51 and he has gotten the start in 626 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,603 goals versus Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.61. Bobrovsky has had 18,835 shot attempts against him and has accrued 17,232 saves. His save percentage is at .915 during his 36,909 mins in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Bobrovsky has earned 359 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .573.
The last time they were on the ice, Vegas played the Stars in an outing where the Golden Knights ended up with the win by a tally of 6-0. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Golden Knights recorded 6 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking.
For the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 267 goals, 111 points, and a points percentage of .677. They have allowed 225 goals to be scored by way of 181 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights are sitting with 225 goals at even strength and 42 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 207 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.29%. Vegas has taken 2,587 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.32%, while allowing their opponents 2,533 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 77.44% on their oppositions 195 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Adin Hill between the pipes. He has tallied 2,451 stops out of 2,693 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .910. Hill has a career record of 45-39-6 and has played in 101 games. He has made the start in 88 games and has been on the ice for 5,451 minutes. Hill's percentage of quality starts comes out to 53.4% and he has accumulated 47 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.66 goals/game and he has yielded 242 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+115)
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