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Panthers vs. Golden Knights odds, NHL picks, Game 3 predictions from hockey model

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1.The Vegas Golden Knights have dominated the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final and only need two more wins to clinch their first championship. 

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2.Opening faceoff at FLA Live Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET. Florida is the -125 favorite in the latest Panthers vs. Golden Knights odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total goals scored is 6. 

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3.Before making any Golden Knights vs. Panthers picks, be sure to check out the NHL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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4.The Panthers nor the Golden Knights have previously won a Stanley Cup. The Florida Panthers last went to the Stanley Cup Final in 1996, when they were swept by the Colorado Avalanche. 

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5.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.

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6.The Vegas Golden Knights made it to the Cup Final in their inaugural season in 2018, but lost in five games to the Washington Capitals. 

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7.Mathew Tkachuk came to the Panthers in a trade with the Calgary Flames last offseason and has dominated in key moments this postseason, but has been quiet so far in the Final. 

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8."This is by far the biggest game of our season. We know what has made us successful to this point. We're definitely not going to shy away from that," he told ESPN. 

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9.In order to make this a series, he and the Panthers will have to push back against Jack Eichel and a Vegas Golden Knights team that's powered its way through the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Stars to reach their second Stanley Cup Final in six years. 

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10.Whether you live in the US or are looking to follow the NHL action from around the world, we'll outline the best live TV streaming services to watch the 2023 Stanley Cup Final live, no matter where you are.

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