Oilers vs Panthers: The Panel's Picks & Best Bets For Stanley Cup Game 4

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Oilers vs Panthers: The Panel's Picks & Best Bets For Stanley Cup Game 4

Our Oilers vs Panthers Game 4 Picks

Game 4 of the Stanley Cup takes place on Saturday night when the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers once again face off in Edmonton (8:00 pm, ABC, ESPN+). 

Florida are now the overwhelming favorite with sports betting sites at -2500 to win the series, but Edmonton are currently -120 favorite to win Game 4. 

The Panthers weathered the Oilers’ early storm in Game 3 as Sergei Bobrovsky again stood tall before Sam Reinhart opened the scoring thanks to the brilliant play of Aleksander Barkov as Florida led 1-0 after 20 minutes.  

After Warren Foegele tied the game early in the second period, Florida took over again and then seized control, scoring three unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes. 

Edmonton mounted an impressive comeback in the third period, however, the effort fell short, and now Florida are one win away from their first Stanley Cup. 

The Panel has looked at the key stats ahead of Game 4 to provide these three betting predictions with NHL betting sites.

Florida Have Their Brooms At The Ready

Florida weathered the late bad bounces in Game 3 and held on to put a stranglehold on the Stanley Cup Final. Now, they'll be looking to get their brooms out and slam the door shut on the NHL season. 

Edmonton scored three times on 35 shots in Game 3, which offers some optimism. However, it appears Florida have an answer for whatever is thrown at them.  

Barkov keeps on rolling alone. He helped light up the box score in Game 3 with a goal and an assist. 

He was not the headliner. That honor belonged to Bobrovsky. The Russian goaltender proved once again he can handle the pressure whenever the Florida defense short circuits. 

He made 32 saves, including a few key blocks at both ends of the game and is now -500 to win the Conn Smythe with DraftKings and tumbling.

Neutrals will hope Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl can make this a series and it's hard to believe neither player has a goal yet through three games. 

Perhaps Adam Henrique should play in the Top 6 at the pivot? After all, he has a history against Florida, including a double overtime series-clinching goal in 2012. 

This series will either go back to Florida, or the Stanley Cup be awarded on Saturday night and The Panel feel Game 4 is another close contest that can go either way. 

Whether McDavid and Draisaitl can find the net may be irrelevant as the Panthers are on the prowl and sense the finish line. 

Take the Panthers one more time.   

The Panel Pick 1: Florida To Win Game 4 On The Moneyline @ +105 With DraftKings

Moon Over Alberta Or More Goals For Game 4  

One of our sneaky side bets was going with the Over in Game 3 via a live bet after 20 minutes. 

It turned out to be a wise, albeit lucky move, as Edmonton rallied. 

Sure, the game did not go quite like expected, but the numbers after 60 minutes panned out anyway. That is how betting goes sometimes.

Okay, there are enough reasons to roll the Over in Edmonton. For one, the Oilers are on the brink of elimination from now until this series ends.

A constant stream of fatal turnovers is another and Florida feasts on turnovers like few teams in the NHL.   

Blessed by score effects, Edmonton generated 35 shots in Game 3. The expectation is they can get to 30+ again for Game 4.   

Our pick on Saturday night is to see the goals rain on down, so The Panel is taking the Over.

The Panel Pick 2: Florida and Edmonton Over 5.5 Goals @ -110 With BetMGM 

Digging Deep For Edmonton Goals

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final series saw something fun and poetic in terms of the development department. 

That's because depth players scored all three goals on the night with Foegele, Ryan McLeod, and Philip Broberg hit the twine.   

As mentioned above, Edmonton’s star players have not lit the lamp so far, and while they still could in Game 4, why not look at the lesser-known talent?

Adam Henrique had an assist in a slightly increased role and different avenues for player props reveal some intriguing trends. 

Why would we leave the big three? Naturally, we want to find some better numbers in the plus territory. 

Again, the goal is to think of small, lesser wagers. Henrique is +550 for example. Watch to see if Philip Broberg appears again in the props, too.   

If not Henrique, Mattias Janmark at +650 may be worth a long shot. He has speed to burn and did have three shots and a couple of quality scoring chances in Game 3. 

But for now, take Henrique.

The Panel Pick 3: Adam Henrique Anytime Goal @ +550 With FanDuel

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