We’re still here and I don’t want to leave! I said my goodbyes to all of you for the season in the last NHL best bets and props article just in case the Panthers swept the series, but now I am changing my tone because I want to see more hockey! 




The levee finally burst in Game 4 as the Oilers pumped in 8 goals and chased Sergei Bobrovsky from the net. Do I expect that again? No, probably not, but what a game. As we move into Game 5, the Oilers will still be desperate, so let’s key in on them in another elimination game.

NHL Picks, Predictions & Best Bets Tuesday, 6/18

In this article, I have an Oilers vs. Panthers prediction for Game 5 with a few player props for you to explore this Tuesday! If you agree with the reasoning, join the bet and enjoy watching and betting on the rest of the series!

  • Playoffs Record: 32-17-0
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Oilers vs. Panthers Prediction - Game 5: Tuesday, 6/18

Like Game 4, I am going after a pair of NHL props tonight as the game itself is too close to call and betting on the Panthers isn’t of great value. So instead, let’s dig into the prop market. The first one will be a defenseman for the Oilers and the second will be a top forward for the Panthers! 

On the Edmonton side, Evan Bouchard logs crazy minutes on the ice, averaging just under 25 minutes per game these playoffs for the Oilers. Opportunity is always there for him, and I want someone that is on the ice constantly and also serves time on the powerplay. 

In these Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bouchard has collected 66 shots and 29 points over 22 games; the shots per game comes out to 3 on average. I like that number because the line on the books today is 2.5 and, while it's juiced, he will be active after having 0 shots in Game 4 to regress to his average, so give me the over there. 

The next prop is following Matthew Tkachuk who has 77 total shots in the playoffs for Florida and in this series alone he has 11 shots in the 4 games. A little underwhelming for his usual, but I think with the Oilers pressing that there will be more room on the counterattack for him and his line. 

His shot number on the books is also 2.5 which is just too low for me, so I will target this bet and take the over. Consider parlaying these two wagers as well for better odds – it could be the last hockey game to bet on ‘til next October!

Combine these two wagers to create an Oilers vs. Panthers Same Game Parlay with +160 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook.




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