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2023 NHL Playoffs Series Prices: Vegas Will Win Series At Home

The playoffs carry on. The grueling 82-game regular season is behind us and the field of 32 NHL teams looking for a Stanley Cup championship continues to dwindle.

The Panthers won the East by eliminating the second-best regular-season team; the Carolina Hurricanes. Meanwhile, Vegas reached the Stanley Cup Finals after eliminating the Dallas Stars in the West. 

2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Series Prices

Here's a look at the final series in the playoffs: the Stanley Cup Finals. Which of the final two teams wins hockey's top prize?

Vegas Golden Knights vs Florida Panthers Series Odds

Knights vs Panthers Series Price
TeamOpening OddsOpening Odds
Vegas Golden Knights-1400-130
Florida Panthers+850+110

Odds as of June 11

I had picked the Florida Panthers to win the Cup in my write-up for our Stanley Cup Futures piece. And well. I'm shaking in my boots because Florida's not-so-secret weapon of God-like Sergei Bobrovsky has been humbled. 

With 13 goals in two games, Bob is sporting a cringe-worthy 0.875SV% and 3.73GAA. After stopping nearly 20 goals above expected through three rounds, Bobrovsky has stopped -0.22 goals above expected. He's back (and worse) than regular-season Bob.

Florida is playing, to borrow a phrase from Michael Wilbon, "scurred".

I'm on the Vegas bandwagon now and have been for a few days now. At -1400 there's no value betting on Vegas to win the series outright. Instead, I think the best course of action is to bet on the correct score of the series.

Five days ago I said this:

Vegas is one of the best road teams with a 6-2 record and a 0.75% win percentage. Taking one win on the road is all they need to bring it back to Vegas and clinch a title. I'm saying they get it done in five games at +240.

Vegas got that road win. Now they head home with a Cup on the brain. The odds on a Knights 4-1 series win have dropped to -165, but that's still good value for any of you who are a little late to the game.

Best Bet: Vegas Wins Series 4-1 (+240)