Welcome to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals and my NHL best bets fellow hockey bettors! 

Game 2 wasn’t a shock in the outcome of Florida winning as they truly dominated the game in all facets. Now they hit the road against an Oilers team that has its back up against the wall!




NHL Picks, Predictions & Best Bets: Thursday, 6/13

In today’s article, you will find I have a Panthers vs. Oilers prediction for Game 3 on a player prop for you to dive into on this Thursday! If you like the rationale, then tail the bet and have fun watching and betting on the series!

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Panthers vs. Oilers Prediction: NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 3

Let me start this pick by saying I really want to bet on the Oilers to win this game in today’s NHL picks. But there are no stats or analytics to back that up; it's purely gut feel. For that reason, the Oilers money line won’t be the pick of the day, but I know personally I will be betting on them to win. 

With that out of the way, let’s talk about the best bet, and it’s a player prop involving a goaltender oddly enough. Stuart Skinner is the man for me tonight as he has been average this series and these playoffs and I want to pick on him as his total saves prop sits at 25.5 for the game. Game flow wise, this should be a great selection as even if the Oilers lose, they should play better overall defense at home and control the puck more often. 

That plus the fact that Skinner has had under 25.5 saves in 14 of 18 games this postseason. Couple those stats with his leash being EXTREMELY short tonight and I just don’t see him going over. The books are juicing it a bit at -125, but at this point in the playoffs, I will take any juice if the wager makes sense. So. give me under 25.5 saves for Skinner tonight and hopefully an Oilers victory as well. 




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