Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks - Game 1 Stanley Cup Final [2024]

Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks - Game 1 Stanley Cup Final [2024]

The Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers are scheduled to meet in Game 1 of the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amerant Bank Arena on Saturday, starting at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's in-depth preview of Saturday's Oilers vs. Panthers matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Oilers vs. Panthers Prediction: Who Will Win Game 1

We have used trusted machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the result of Saturday's NHL Stanley Cup Final game between the Oilers and Panthers 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives the Panthers a 54% chance of defeating the Oilers in Game 1 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals.

According to our model, the Oilers (+1.5) have a 66% chance of covering the puck line, while the 5.5-goal over/under has a 58% chance of going over.

The Stanley Cup will be presented to the winner of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final between the Oilers and Panthers. Florida's Amerant Bank Arena hosts Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.

Oilers vs. Panthers Game 1 Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Oilers Panthers
Puck Line +1.5 (-218) -1.5 (+188)
Moneyline +124 -138
Total o5.5 (-115) u5.5 (+100)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Oilers vs. Panthers Game 1 Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, coupled with the best odds, reveal the top betting picks for every game, including Oilers vs. Panthers. Our best NHL bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, with the strongest edge in this matchup being on the puck line.

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Oilers vs. Panthers Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Oilers vs. Panthers?

According to our model, Edmonton's Connor McDavid is most likely to score the first goal in Oilers vs. Panthers.

Our projections give McDavid a 7.6% chance of scoring the first goal at Amerant Bank Arena, while the Oilers star is a 38.7% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player First Goal Probability
Connor McDavid 7.6%
Leon Draisaitl 7.0%
Zach Hyman 6.6%
Evander Kane 3.9%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 3.8%

Florida Panthers

Player First Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 7.1%
Sam Reinhart 6.1%
Aleksander Barkov 5.5%
Matthew Tkachuk 5.4%
Sam Bennett 3.6%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Connor McDavid 38.7%
Leon Draisaitl 38.5%
Zach Hyman 34.3%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 22.6%
Evander Kane 22.1%

Florida Panthers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 38.3%
Sam Reinhart 34.0%
Aleksander Barkov 30.8%
Matthew Tkachuk 29.5%
Sam Bennett 21.8%

Oilers vs. Panthers Game 1 Information

Saturday's Game 1 between the Panthers and Oilers in the 2024 Stanley Cup Final is scheduled to begin at 8:00PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Oilers vs. Panthers includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.


We predict the Panthers, with a 54% win probability, will likely beat the Oilers in Game 1 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Oilers vs. Panthers insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are sourced from current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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