Stanley Cup Final Game 4: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Odds, Picks, Player Props

Stanley Cup Final Game 4: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Odds, Picks, Player Props
Stanley Cup Final Game 4: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Odds, Picks, Player Props

To say this series has been electric would be insulting. This had been one of the hardest, best shooting, toughest played Stanley Cup series in recent memory. The Florida Panthers have had their hands full in the first three games of this series. While the Panthers were dominated on the road, they were able to steal a game at home in overtime. Home teams are now 10-1 in series home openers in the Stanley Cup Finals.


Stanley Cup Final Game 4: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Odds, Picks, & Player Props

Stanley Cup Final Game 4 Odds

Vegas Golden Knights (+100)
Florida Panthers (-120)

Vegas Golden Knights +1.5 (-245)
Florida Panthers -1.5 (+205)

Over 5.5 (-120)
Under 5.5 (+100)

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Picks- Game 4 

To say this series has been electric would be insulting. This had been one of the hardest, best shooting, toughest played Stanley Cup series in recent memory. The Florida Panthers have had their hands full in the first three games of this series. While the Panthers were dominated on the road, they were able to steal a game at home in overtime. Home teams are now 10-1 in series home openers in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Florida Escapes Vegas in Series Home Opener

After a blowout 7-2 loss in Game 2, the Florida Panthers went home to host Game 3. Florida has been one of the best home teams in the NHL this season, with a 28-18-5 record at home. That includes the current 5-1 run they are currently on. In addition, the Florida Panthers are currently 5-1 straight up against Vegas when playing at home. The Panthers took down the Golden Knights in Game 3 with a 3-2 overtime victory.

Florida’s sixth-ranked overall offense did just enough to take down this red-hot Vegas offense. Carter Verhaeghe scored the winner for Florida 4:27 into overtime, bringing the Panthers’ playoff overtime record to an incredible 7-0.  

The Panther’s defense had struggled badly in this series against Vegas. Florida lost Game 1 5-2 and Game 2 7-2 before finally keeping Vegas in check. That was expected, though, because home teams have dominated in the playoffs, and Florida has especially dominated at home all season long.

They are currently giving up an average of 3.27 goals per game to their opponents, which sits five positions below the league average. It’s not enough to say Florida has had their hands full in this series so far. Vegas has been punishing them all over the ice, and if they lose Game 4, I believe this series will end in five games when it goes back to Vegas.

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Vegas Can Still Punish In A Loss

Yes, Vegas lost Game 3, but I think everyone, including themselves, knew that was going to happen. The Golden Knights still controlled most of the game despite the loss. While Florida’s defense finally kept the Vegas offense in check, the Knight’s defense still continued to control the Panthers again, only allowing two goals in regulation.

That has happened in all three Stanley Cup games so far. Vegas’s defense is sixth-best in the league and gives up just 2.75 goals per game to their opponents. But as I said, they have been performing even better so far in the Stanley Cup. 

While the Vegas offense was finally kept in check by Florida, they have really been terrific so far in this series, and I expect them to continue to roll in Game 4. So far in the Stanley Cup, nine, yes, I said nine different players have scored a goal for the Golden Knights. They’ve even had three goals from three defensemen.

The Vegas defense scored that many through the first three rounds, so you can see they have really ramped up in this Stanley Cup final. Vegas center Ivan Barbashev has also been at an extremely high level. He is tied for third on the team with 17 points, but what’s even better is that he has been on the scoresheet in four straight games and eight out of the last 10.

Vegas to Return to their Winning Ways

I believe Florida got their one win. This Vegas team has been truly dominant throughout the entire playoffs. They have been getting help from all over the ice, with every player going above and beyond to dominate this Panthers team. I think they will get back to pouring in goals in Game 4 while keeping Florida down again.

If Vegas wins Game 4 in Florida, I  believe they will finish the series in Game 5 in Vegas. Check out my Best Bets below, and make sure to visit me on Twitter @PickManagement to get live bets throughout the game.

Best Bets

Golden Knights Panthers Over 5.5 (-125)

1st Period Over 1.5 (-120)

3rd Period Over 1.5 (-180)

 

Both Teams to Score 2+ Goals (-190)

VGK +1.5/Over 5.5 (+165)

 

Goal in the 1st 10 Minutes Yes (-145)

Ivan Barbashev (VGK) to Record 1+ Points (-105)

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