Stanley Cup Final betting tips – Props, odds, Game 2 picks

In one fell swoop, Sergei Bobrovsky has become the Conn Smythe Trophy favorite (+210) on the back of one of the best games of his career in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

It wasn’t the game script we had expected. When a team outshoots their opponent 32-18 and there is a shutout in the game, you usually expect the goose egg to line up with the shot domination, but that was not the case here.

The Edmonton Oilers took it to the Florida Panthers, but just couldn’t solve Bob. This was the most offense any opponent has managed to generate in Florida during this postseason. The Oilers managed a 70-42 attempted shots advantage that overshadowed any previous shot deficit the Panthers have faced in any game during this playoff run.

All odds accurate as of publish time. For more, go to ESPN BET.

Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers

Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise, Florida; Monday, 8 p.m. ET Watch on ABC

  • Game 2 Puck line: Panthers -1.5 (+175); Oilers +1.5 (-225)

  • Game 2 Over/Under: 5.5 (-110/-110)

  • Game 2 Money line: Panthers (-135); Oilers (+115)

(Odds Boost) Panthers and Oilers each to score OVER 3.5 goals (+750): Yep, I’ll take the high boost here. The Oilers generated more than enough chances in Game 1, including 18 of the high-danger variety (per How many previous times this season did Bobrovsky face at least 18 high-danger chances and stop all of them? Well, that was the first time. If these teams get to the point they are trading goals, four apiece is no problem.

Carter Verhaeghe to record OVER 2.5 shots on goal in each game of the Stanley Cup Final (+400): The odds dropped from +1,000 after Verhaeghe achieved the mark in Game 1. But just a reminder, if the Panthers happen to sweep this series, this bet is only asking for three more outings of at least three shots by Verhaeghe. We like the “in each game” offer.

Aleksander Barkov and Evan Bouchard and Carter Verhaeghe each to record OVER 2.5 shots on goal (+450): Only Barkov didn’t make this mark in Game 1 and he’s particularly been more offensive-minded at home during these playoffs. This is a decent combo deal — especially because making the parlay yourself on the player props means you would have to go 3.5 on Verhaeghe, which is asking a lot.

Matthew Tkachuk or Zach Hyman to score the first goal (+575): Tkachuk was conspicuously absent from the scoresheet for the first game, so he is due. Meanwhile, Hyman almost did get the first goal in Game 1. This is a decent line considering the either/or option on offer here.


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