“Florida Man” Parlay Paying Over $8k On Heat, Panthers

  • The Florida Panthers are the Stanley Cup Finals betting favorite at +350 odds.
  • There are +1800 odds for the Miami Heat to win the NBA Finals.
  • A Panthers and Heat parlay would pay over $8k if they won their championships.

MIAMI – Both the Florida Panthers and Miami Heat are defying all odds thrown their way. At time of writing, online sportsbooks favor the Florida Panthers to win the Stanley Cup with +350 odds.

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat are at +1800 odds to win the NBA Finals.

This “Florida Man” parlay of both teams to win their respective championships sits at +8450 ($100 to win $8,450).

Still, this doesn’t come close to the possible $332,000 payout that could have been if bet during February. But low expectations from online sportsbooks keep the Florida Man parlay active.

Panthers Clawing to a Stanley Cup Championship

After a 58-18 record in the 2021-22 season, NHL sportsbooks opened the Panthers odds to win the 2023 Stanley Cup at +900. This was their first time opening under +1000 since before the 1993 season.

The Panthers also marked the third largest playoff series upset since 2011 (+320). Settling at +2500 heading into the playoffs, they beat a Boston Bruins team that broke NHL records.

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Still Lacking Respect

Miami opened with +1600 odds to win the NBA Finals. Their in-season odds hit a ceiling at +8000 during the regular season. Even in the first round of the playoffs, they had the longest odds at +12500.

Miami beat the Milwaukee Bucks 4-1, marking the fifth-largest playoff series upset (+750) since 1988.

Like the Panthers, the Heat were series underdogs but hold a 3-1 lead. If Miami continues down this path, they could become the second eighth seed to make the NBA Finals.