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Stanley Cup Betting: Game 5 Lines Suggest Vegas Hoists The Trophy Tonight

Two Vegas Golden Knights celebrating a win

Tonight at 8:20 PM, the puck will drop at T-Mobile Arena when the Vegas Golden Knights host the Florida Panthers for Game 5 of the 2023 Stanley Cup Finals. Both teams have yet to win a Stanley Cup Trophy, and Vegas has a chance to capture their first tonight.

The Game 5 Stanley Cup betting lines posted at NHL sportsbooks favor the Golden Knights to win by a puck spread of -1.5 with an over/under of 5.5

2023 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Betting Line

Florida Panthers @ Vegas Golden Knights

  • Point Spread: Panthers +1.5, Golden Knights -1.5
  • Money Line: Panthers +155, Golden Knights -180
  • Over/Under: 5.5

An implied probability of 64% can be drawn from the -180 moneyline odds placed on the Golden Knights to win, with 1.55-to-1 payouts being offered on a Panthers Game 5 victory.

NHL Playoff betting sites are offering 2023 Stanley Cup series prices that make it difficult to earn any money on a Vegas win.

2023 Stanley Cup Finals Series Prices

  • Vegas Golden Knights -1400
  • Florida Panthers +850

Throughout the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, teams have overcome 3-1 deficits 32 times. It has only happened once in the NHL Finals, and that was back in 1942.

However, the most recent occasion of an NHL team losing after holding a 3-1 lead was when the Panthers beat the Boston Bruins in the first round of this year’s playoffs.

While the probability of lightning striking twice during the same postseason run is incredibly low, the betting odds create an opportunity for very high payouts. Prior to this evening’s game, Stanley Cup Finals betting sites are 8.5-to-1 payout ratios are being offered on a Panthers series win.

2023 Stanley Cup Finals Prop Bets

Prior to the onset of the series, Florida Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was leading the Conn Smythe Trophy odds with a +200 moneyline. Things have changed over the course of four games, as Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault now leads the Conn Smythe odds with a moneyline of -600.

2023 Conn Smythe Trophy Betting Odds

  • Jonathan Marchessault -600
  • Adin Hill +900
  • Jack Eichel +900
  • Matthew Tkachuk +1800
  • Sergei Bobrovsky +2000
  • Mark Stone +2200

Marchessault is tied for the lead in points during the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs with 24 and has also scored 13 goals. This accomplishment includes a seven-game span without a goal during the postseason.

9 of Marchessault’s goals have either tied the game for Vegas or given them the lead.

Stanley Cup Finals Odds For The Correct Series Result

  • Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 -180
  • Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 +320
  • Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 +700
  • Florida Panthers 4-3 +850

This NHL prop bet also favors an outcome where Vegas wins in 5 games. Keen observers may notice that a -180 moneyline is being offered on a Vegas win in the Game 5 betting line and in the correct series result prop above.

Tune in tonight on TNT to watch Game 5 of the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.


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