2023 Stanley Cup Final Golden Knights vs. Panthers line, picks: Advanced NHL computer model releases selections for Game 2 matchup

The Vegas Golden Knights look to move within two wins of the first championship in franchise history when they host the Florida Panthers for Game 2 of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. Vegas drew first blood in the series as defenseman Shea Theodore recorded a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory on Saturday. The loss was just the second in 13 overall games and second on the road this postseason for Florida, which also is seeking its first Stanley Cup.

Vegas is a -140 favorite (risk $140 to win $100) in the latest Golden Knights vs. Panthers odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total goals is set at 5.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game on our NHL odds page). 

Before making any Panthers vs. Golden Knights picks, you NEED to check out the NHL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model simulates every NHL game 10,000 times, taking into account factors like current form, individual matchups, injuries and short- and long-term trends when making NHL picks. The model seeks the best values on the money line, puck line and total.

The model has considered that Vegas’ offense continued to roll in Game 1, increasing the team’s league-leading total to 67 goals this postseason. The Golden Knights have netted at least four tallies in 12 of their 13 victories and 11 over their last two contests. Jack Eichel, who is competing in the playoffs for the first time in his eight-year NHL career, notched a pair of assists in the series opener to pull even with Connor McDavid for third in the league in postseason scoring at 20 points.

It also has factored in that even though Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals in Game 1, Florida’s goaltender did not show any signs of rust after a nine-day layoff. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner, who gave up only six goals during the Panthers’ four-game sweep of Carolina in the Eastern Conference Final, made a number of superb saves and was screened on two of Vegas’ goals on Saturday. Anthony Duclair has scored in back-to-back contests, with his goal in the series opener giving him 10 points in 16 playoff games after he recorded nine in 20 regular-season outings.

Now, it has set its sights on Golden Knights vs. Panthers. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the money line has ALL the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NHL picks.

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