Oilers vs. Panthers Game 1 Stanley Cup Final 2024: Tkachuk, Get Your Shots On!

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Oddstrader

It’s game one of the Stanley Cup finals and we are looking to have some fun here with some plus-money player props which we think have a chance of hitting in this first game of the 2024 Stanley Cup finals.

The big subject of the day is the fact we are avoiding the Oilers in this matchup, but that said with these player props they could both hit and Edmonton could still win the game, which suits us at plus money.

Check out what our plus-money NHL player props are for game one.

Picks Summary

  • Matthew Tkachuk Over 3.5 Shots (+130)
  • Sam Reinhart Anytime Goalscorer (+135)

*All odds from Bet365 (check our Bet365 Review)


Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers

Saturday, June 08, 2024 – 08:00 PM ET at Amerant Bank Arena


Stats & Betting Trends

  • Matthew Tkachuk has seen the 2nd most amount of shots this post-season with an average of 3.90 shots per game.
  • Tkachuk ended the regular season with an average of 3.4 shots per game.
  • Sam Reinhart ended the regular season as the league’s second-highest goalscorer with 57 goals in total.
  • Thus far Reinhart has scored 8 goals in 17 games (joint 4th most).

Tkachuk’s Unbelievable Value

We genuinely could not believe that Matthew Tkachuk’s shot line was such good odds at plus money. Currently, we can get the Panthers’ leading shot taker to see 4+ shots in this game at +130 NHL betting odds, which to be honest is about 25 cents more than we were expecting, so we would happily bet this down to as low as +105.

Although it’s the finals and things might be tight on the ice, we cannot stray our eyes off these odds having considered everything.

Thus far during the playoffs, he has seen 4+ shots in 10 of his 17 games, which might not seem like a lot but in terms of odds, these calculate to no more than -125. Take into consideration that it’s the finals and you still only push it out to around +100. Let’s ride with Tkachuk and that golden glove in game one.

If you don’t mind laying juice, he has seen 3+ shots in 71% of his games, which is around -245, but the sportsbooks are offering -200 for this market, which is a fair price in our opinion.

NHL Pick: Matthew Tkachuk Over 3.5 Shots (+130) at Bet365


Sam Reinhart Value to Nik a Goal

Having finished the season as the second top goalscorer, Sam Reinhart has failed to find the back of the net for two games now, which isn’t long in the NHL world even for a top scorer, but he will be hoping to find the back of the net sooner or later, and a pick-up in form heading into the finals would be nice considering Reinhart has only scored in 7 of his 17 playoff games.

The Panthers’ forward did help them in the conference finals with three goals across the series, but we really are backing him to get back into form having only scored in 4 of his previous 13 games having started the playoffs with 3 goals in his first 4 games.

Reinhart certainly has the ability to cash this bet for us, let’s hope he does so at +135 odds.

NHL Pick: Sam Reinhart Anytime Goalscorer (+135) at Bet365

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