- The Vegas Golden Knights are favored to win each period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
- Betting on the first period over at 1.5 goals is favored with -125 odds.
- Vegas has +130 odds to cover the 0.5-goal second period spread, which they have done in three of four Stanley Cup Finals games.
LAS VEGAS – With the Vegas Golden Knights being -195 moneyline favorites, betting by period is a great way to find value in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Vegas is favored to win each period, but better odds for the first period are on the over.
Game 5 First Period Betting Lines
|Florida Panthers||+0.5 (-180)||+120||O1.5 (-125)|
|Vegas Golden Knights||-0.5 (+135)||-160||U1.5 (-105)|
With the Florida Panthers getting the underdog treatment on the first period spread, the two teams can go scoreless or tie and their -180 odds will win. For the Golden Knights, they have to outscore the Panthers in the first period to secure their 0.5-goal spread with +135 odds.
The Knights have won the first period twice with the other two games resulting in a first period draw. Instead, the total at online sportsbooks lists -125 odds on the over, which has hit in both games in Vegas.
The first period total has gone over in three of four Stanley Cup Finals games, with the Golden Knights outscoring the Panthers 5-2 in the first period overall. However, the best bet of Game 5 comes in the second period with +130 odds.
Second Period Betting Lines in Game 5
|Florida Panthers||+0.5 (-170)||+120||O1.5 (-180)|
|Vegas Golden Knights||-0.5 (+130)||-160||U1.5 (+135)|
Vegas has incredible +130 odds at NHL sportsbooks to win the second period against Florida for a fourth consecutive game.
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The Golden Knights outscored Florida 6-2 in the second period, winning the period in three of four Stanley Cup games. The Game 5 second period over at 1.5 goals has also hit in three of four games so far in the series.
Oddsmakers have taken notice of the high scoring, listing -180 odds for the second period over compared to the -125 odds for the first period over. The third period is also projected to go over, with online mobile sportsbooks posting -180 odds for the over.
Third Period Total Betting Odds in Game 5
- Over 1.5 (-180)
- Under 1.5 (+135)
The Golden Knights were held scoreless in the third period in Florida, with the period under hitting in both games. Third period scoring was much different in Vegas, as there were three goals scored in Game 1 and five goals in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
There are -180 odds for the third period over to hit in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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