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The Edmonton Oilers continue their quest for history when they visit the Florida Panthers for Game 5 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday. After losing the first three games in its first appearance in the championship round since 2006, Edmonton staved off elimination with a thorough 8-1 victory in Saturday's Game 4. The Oilers, who lost all five of the previous postseason matchups in which they lost the first three contests, hope to extend the series again as they look to become the fifth team in NHL playoff history to overcome an 0-3 deficit and join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs as the only clubs to accomplish the feat in the Stanley Cup Final. Florida, which is seeking its first championship since joining the league in 1993-94, won each of the four previous series in which it took a 3-0 lead.

Opening faceoff at Amerant Bank Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET. Florida is a -161 favorite (risk $161 to win $100) in the latest Panthers vs. Oilers odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total goals scored is 5.5. Before making any Oilers vs. Panthers 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 Panthers vs. Oilers 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 Oilers vs. Panthers: 

  • Panthers vs. Oilers money line: Florida -161, Edmonton +136
  • Panthers vs. Oilers over/under: 5.5 goals
  • Panthers vs. Oilers puck line: Florida -1.5 (+167)
  • FLA: The Panthers have allowed fewer than three goals in nine of their 11 home playoff games 
  • EDM: The Oilers are 3-0 when facing elimination this postseason
  • Panthers vs. Oilers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Panthers

Florida is 8-3 at home this postseason and has won four consecutive contests in its own rink since suffering a 5-4 overtime loss to the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final. The Panthers have allowed a total of four goals during the winning streak, only two over the last three contests and one in the first two of this series. Sergei Bobrovsky surrendered at least five tallies for the third time this postseason on Saturday, but the two-time Vezina Trophy winner bounced back with solid performances on the first two occasions, limiting the opposition to a total of three goals.

Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Reinhart are the top two scorers for the Panthers this postseason with 10 and nine goals, respectively, but both have tallied just once in the Stanley Cup Final. Meanwhile, Evan Rodrigues and Vladimir Tarasenko have combined for five goals in the series, with the former scoring three times over the first two games and the latter converting in each of the last two contests. The 32-year-old Tarasenko, who won the Cup with St. Louis in 2019, has recorded three goals in his last five games after registering just two in his first 16 contests this postseason. He is one of two Panthers that enter Tuesday with three-game point streaks, as Anton Lundell has notched four assists during his run. See who to back at SportsLine

Why you should back the Oilers

After being limited to just two goals over the first eight periods of the series, Edmonton finally has rediscovered its scoring touch. The Oilers have netted at least two tallies in each of the last four sessions and matched the franchise playoff record for most in one contest with their eruption in Game 4. Superstar Connor McDavid has been a major part of the team's offensive resurgence, posting back-to-back multi-point performances after recording just one assist in the first two games of the Final.

The 27-year-old McDavid is the playoff leader with 38 points and is on the verge of joining legends Wayne Gretzky (three times) and Mario Lemieux as the only players in history to register at least 40 points in one postseason. A three-time Hart Trophy and five-time Art Ross Trophy winner, McDavid notched three assists on Saturday to increase his total to 32 and break the record set in 1988 by Gretzky (31). Most of the Oilers' production in the series has come from its role players and defensemen, who have recorded 10 of the team's 12 goals. Edmonton's defense corps leads the league with 17 tallies this postseason, with Mattias Ekholm, Philip Broberg and Darnell Nurse scoring in the Final. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Panthers vs. Oilers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Panthers vs. Oilers in Game 5 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 Oilers vs. Panthers money line to jump on Tuesday, all from the advanced model that has simulated this matchup 10,000 times.