2024 Stanley Cup Final Oilers vs. Panthers Game 5 Betting Preview (06/18/2024)

2024 Stanley Cup Final Oilers vs. Panthers Game 5 Betting Preview (06-18-2024)

Last Saturday the Florida Panthers had the opportunity to clinch the Stanley Cup. Florida led the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 and was an overwhelming favorite with the Stanley Cup betting odds. Instead, Edmonton opened up a can with an 8-1 blowout. In turn, the Oilers chased goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky early in the second period. Now the series shifts back to Florida for Game 5. The Panthers can clinch with a win. But should Edmonton win, the series heads back to Edmonton for Game 6. Florida has the advantage but the Panthers are feeling the pressure.

2024 Stanley Cup Final Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers

Date and Time:Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 8:20 P.M. ET.
Location:Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise, FL.
TV Coverage:ABC
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Oilers+1½ -2305½ -105+115
Panthers-1½ +1905½ -115-135
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2024 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

All games p.m. ET. x-if necessary

  • Game 1: Edmonton Oilers 0 at Florida Panthers 3
  • Game 2: Edmonton Oilers 1 at Florida Panthers 4
  • Game 3: Florida Panthers 4 at Edmonton Oilers 3
  • Game 4: Florida Panthers 1 at Edmonton Oilers 8
  • x-Game 5: Tuesday, June 18, Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers, 8, ABC
  • x-Game 6: Friday, June 21, Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers, 8, ABC
  • x-Game 7: Monday, June 24, Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers, 8, ABC

Namely, Connor McDavid scored, and the Stanley Cup Final is heading back to Florida after a statement win. McDavid scored his first goal of the series as part of a four-point performance. At the same time, Stuart Skinner was spectacular in making 32 saves. Hence, the Oilers routed the Florida Panthers 8-1 in Game 4 on Saturday night. Edmonton chased Sergei Bobrovsky and avoided a sweep. Game 5 is Tuesday in Sunrise.

Following a complete meltdown, the Panthers’ party will have to wait. The Panthers are a club with many players who have never been this close to hoisting the Cup. Bobrovsky was part of that, getting pulled five minutes into the second period after allowing five goals on 16 shots. Consider that was more than he gave up in the first three games of the series combined.

Perhaps it was a last-gasp effort in front of a wired home crowd hoping to see the start of a historic comeback. Regardless, the Oilers, from Skinner in net out, were dominant in every facet of the game.

At the beginning, it started with Mattias Janmark scoring 3:11 in on a 2-on-1 rush with Connor Brown. Janmark staked Edmonton to a two-goal lead less than five minutes later. To illuminate, he set up Adam Henrique for his second career goal in the Cup final.

Still, the odds remain long for the Oilers, given that the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to erase a 3-0 deficit at this stage of the playoffs. And only four teams total have ever done it.

Florida Panthers Team Overview

Late on, Florida has covered six out of their last seven games. At the same time, the Panthers have gone under the sports betting total in seven of its previous ten matchups.

Edmonton Oilers Team Overview

Late on, Edmonton has covered one out of their last four games. In contrast, the Oilers have gone under the NHL Playoff betting odds total in six of its previous ten matchups.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers SBG Free Picks

To conclude, Florida has a deeper and more physical team with superior goaltending. Edmonton was great in Game 3. But that game may have been the shock that the Panthers needed to close.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers SBG Best Bet: Florida Panthers.