Aleksander Barkov - Matthew Tkachuk

  • Matthew Tkachuk has +130 odds to score anytime in the ECF and Aleksander Barkov has +185 odds.
  • Both Tkachuk and Barkov scored a goal in games one and two of the series against the Hurricanes.
  • With eight assists in the postseason, Barkov has -235 odds to score one or more points in game three.

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers are up 2-0 in the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals and are the favorite to win game three at home against the Carolina Hurricanes. While the Panthers have -115 odds to win the game, the best bets are around Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk staying hot in the postseason.

Tkachuk was the overtime hero for the Panthers in both of the first two games of this series and has scoring props at legal NHL sportsbooks for Game 3. While they were not as dramatic, Aleksander Barkov has also scored in the first two games of the series as well and has favorable odds to keep that streak alive.

Anytime Goal Scorer Odds

  • Matthew Tkachuk (FLA) +130
  • Carter Verhaeghe (FLA) +145
  • Sebastian Aho (CAR) +150
  • Aleksander Barkov (FLA) +185
  • Martin Necas (CAR) +195
  • Sam Bennett (FLA) +195
  • Sam Reinhart (FLA) +200
  • Seth Jarvis (CAR) +200
  • Anthony Duclair (FLA) +265

While legal betting sites have given Tkachuk the shortest odds, Aleksander Barkov has some of the best value at +185 odds. The Panthers’ center has taken three shots on goal in his last three games and has 17 shots in his last five. He has recorded more shots on goal in the last five games than the three players that have shorter odds to score anytime in game three.

Aleksander Barkov SOG Total

  • Over 2.5 -170
  • Under 2.5 +105

Barkov also started the scoring off for FL in both of the games played in this series and has odds be the first goal scorer in game three.

First Goal Scorer Odds

  • Matthew Tkachuk (FLA) +950
  • Carter Verhaeghe (FLA) +1000
  • Sebastian Aho (CAR) +1000
  • Aleksander Barkov (FLA)+1200 
  • Sam Bennett (FLA) +1300
  • Sam Reinhart (FLA) +1300

While not as consistent as his shooting, Barkov has -135 odds to record an assist in game three. He was able to pick one up in game one of this series and has had productive 2023 Panthers’ stats with 55 in the regular season eight in the postseason. Tkachuk has not yet recorded an assist in this series but has 11 in the playoffs.

Odds to Score Two or More Points

  • Matthew Tkachuk (FLA) +140
  • Aleksander Barkov (FLA) +215
  • Brandon Montour (FLA) +280
  • Carter Verhaeghe (FLA) +325
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