The Florida Panthers can secure their first-ever championship on Saturday when they take on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of their 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Final series in Edmonton, Alberta. The Panthers (52-24-6), who lost their first two Stanley Cup Final series, have gone 15-5 in the 2024 NHL playoffs. The Oilers (49-27-6), who are looking to be the first team from Canada to win a Stanley Cup since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens, have won five Stanley Cup championships since joining the NHL in 1979-1980. Edmonton is 5-2 all-time in the Final.

Opening faceoff is set for 8 p.m. ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Edmonton is the -117 favorite (risk $117 to win $100) in the latest Oilers vs. Panthers odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total goals scored is 5.5. Before making any Panthers vs. Oilers picks, you need to check out the NHL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

SportsLine's 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. It entered the 2024 Stanley Cup Final on a 7-4 run on top-rated puck-line picks.

Now, the model has set its sights on Oilers vs. Panthers and just locked in its NHL picks and Stanley Cup Final predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the latest NHL odds and trends for Panthers vs. Oilers: 

  • Panthers vs. Oilers money line: Florida -103, Edmonton -117
  • Panthers vs. Oilers over/under: 5.5 goals
  • Panthers vs. Oilers puck line: Edmonton -1.5 (+217)
  • FLA: The Panthers have covered the puck line in 31 of their last 48 away games (+25.40 units)
  • EDM: The Oilers have covered the third period puck line in 31 of their last 49 games at home (+15.90 units)
  • Panthers vs. Oilers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Oilers

Defenseman Evan Bouchard continues to be among Edmonton's scoring leaders. In 21 postseason games, he has scored six goals and added 22 assists. He was one of the main reasons why the Oilers were able to dominate Dallas in the Western Conference Finals, scoring one goal and adding six assists in the series, including two helpers in each of the last two games. During the regular season, Bouchard posted 18 goals and 64 assists in 81 games.

Center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will look to turn the tide against the Panthers as he looks to repeat his Western Conference Finals performance. In the series win over the Dallas Stars, he scored two goals and added two assists in the series. In a 3-1 win in Game 5 at Dallas, he scored a pair of power-play goals to put the Stars on the brink of elimination. In 21 postseason matchups, he has six goals and 14 assists. In 80 regular-season games, he registered 18 goals and added 49 assists. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why you should back the Panthers

Center Carter Verhaeghe has been dominant against Edmonton this season. He scored a goal in Game 1 of the series, and scored three goals and added two assists in two regular-season meetings with the Oilers. In 20 postseason games this season, he has 10 goals and eight assists. He was among the team leaders with 34 goals and 38 assists during the regular season.

Also helping power the Panthers is center Anton Lundell, who has three assists over the past two games. The 22-year-old from Finland, who was a first-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, registered two assists in a 4-1 win over Edmonton in Game 2 on Monday. He has scored three goals and added 12 assists this postseason, including a goal and two assists in the Rangers series. In 78 regular season games, he had 13 goals and 22 assists. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Oilers vs. Panthers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 7 combined goals. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Oilers vs. Panthers in Game 4 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final, and which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Panthers vs. Oilers money line to jump on, all from the advanced model that has simulated this matchup 10,000 times.