Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/23/2023]

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/23/2023]

The Florida Panthers will take on the Vegas Golden Knights in NHL action at Amerant Bank Arena on Saturday, beginning at 3:00PM ET.'s comprehensive betting preview for Saturday's Golden Knights vs. Panthers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Golden Knights vs. Panthers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used powerful machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the outcome of Saturday's NHL matchup between the Golden Knights and Panthers 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model gives the Panthers a 52% chance of defeating the Golden Knights.

According to our model, the Golden Knights (+1.5) have a 68% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 6.5 goals has a 55% chance of going under.

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Golden Knights vs. Panthers Odds

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

Bet Type Golden Knights Panthers
Puck Line +1.5 (-196) -1.5 (+165)
Moneyline +125 -135
Total o6.5 (-112) u6.5 (-105)
  • The Panthers are -1.5 favorites against the Golden Knights, with +165 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Golden Knights (+1.5) to cover the puck line, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -196.
  • BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Panthers at -135, which means you can risk $135 to win $100 for a total payout of $235 if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Golden Knights at +125, where you can bet $100 to profit $125, earning a total payout of $225 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6.5 with FanDuel, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -112, while BetMGM currently has the best odds for the Under at -105.

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

As always, check out the sportsbooks you have access to in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Golden Knights vs. Panthers Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Golden Knights +1.5 -196
Moneyline Golden Knights +125
Total Under 6.5 -105


While the Panthers are more likely to win the game, betting on the Golden Knights moneyline is the best option because of the 3.5% edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is one of the keys to being profitable in the long run.

Our NHL best bets are based on complex simulations and wagering intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Golden Knights vs. Panthers Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Golden Knights vs. Panthers?

According to our model, Florida's Carter Verhaeghe is most likely to score the first goal in Golden Knights vs. Panthers.

Our projections give Verhaeghe a 6.6% chance of scoring the first goal at Amerant Bank Arena, while the Panthers star is a 31.6% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Vegas Golden Knights

Player First Goal Probability
Jack Eichel 6.2%
Jonathan Marchessault 5.8%
Mark Stone 4.7%
Pavel Dorofeyev 4.6%
William Carrier 3.7%

Florida Panthers

Player First Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 6.6%
Sam Reinhart 6.0%
Aleksander Barkov 5.7%
Matthew Tkachuk 5.5%
Sam Bennett 3.9%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Vegas Golden Knights

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Jack Eichel 32.5%
Jonathan Marchessault 29.0%
Mark Stone 25.8%
Pavel Dorofeyev 23.4%
Ivan Barbashev 20.2%

Florida Panthers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 31.6%
Sam Reinhart 30.3%
Aleksander Barkov 29.5%
Matthew Tkachuk 28.8%
Sam Bennett 19.8%
Don't forget, our model updates frequently, so keep checking this page for the latest betting analysis ahead of the Golden Knights vs. Panthers on Saturday December 23, 2023.

Golden Knights vs. Panthers Game Information

Saturday's matchup between the Panthers and Golden Knights at Amerant Bank Arena is scheduled to commence at 3:00PM ET.


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

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