Panthers vs Oilers Game 6: Anytime Goalscorer Best Bets (Friday, June 21)

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Check out Tony Sartori's expert NHL best bets with anytime goalscorer predictions for Panthers vs. Oilers Game 6 on Friday, June 21.

The Stanley Cup Final rolls with Game 6 on Friday (8 p.m. ET, ABC & ESPN+), and the latest Panthers vs. Oilers odds have the home side as a small favorite.

I have two NHL anytime goalscorer picks for tonight's Panthers vs. Oilers game, which you can find below.

Betting on NHL anytime goalscorers is simple enough: If your player scores a goal at any point in the game, your bet is a winner. MLB has its dingers; the NHL has its anytime goalscorers. And with both types of player props, the bets usually come with plus-money odds attached to them, so they're a favorite among all types of sports bettors.

Check out all of the analysis with my favorite anytime goalscorer predictions for tonight's NHL postseason action below.

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Panthers vs. Oilers Best Bets – Anytime Goalscorers

The team logos in the table below represent each of the matchups that our NHL betting staff is targeting from today's slate of games. Click on the team logos for any of the matchups below to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.

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Panthers vs. Oilers

Friday, June 21
8 p.m. ET
Connor McDavid (+135)

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid has reminded the world just who the hell he is over the past two games. Not only did he lead Edmonton to two straight victories, but he also scored three goals while adding five assists in the process.

We are witnessing one of the best individual runs in playoff history, and I just don't know what in the world the Florida Panthers can do to slow him down. To make matters worse, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has started to regress.

Bobrovsky is 1-2 over the past three games with fade-worthy .838 SV% and 5.05 GAA. Although, to Bob's credit, McDavid and company have just been on absolute fire offensively, and it feels as though if Florida is to go on and finally clinch this Cup Final, it will be in a high-scoring game.

Pick: Connor McDavid (+135 at FanDuel)

Panthers vs. Oilers

Friday, June 21
8 p.m. ET
Matthew Tkachuk (+225)

I believe we will see that last sentence come to fruition in Game 6, and I think that the Cup will be hoisted on the road following a high-scoring game. If Florida is to win this game in a higher-scoring affair, then I find it hard to believe that forward Matthew Tkachuk won't be involved.

Tkachuk joined McDavid on the scoresheet in Game 5 with a goal, an assist and a +1 rating (with his goal against being an empty netter) while adding four shots on net. He has now fired four shots on goal in three of the past four games, and if Tkachuk keeps that up, then the goals are going to continue to follow.

Furthermore, I think we've seen a false narrative on social media about goaltender Stuart Skinner's recent play. Yes, he was lights-out in Game 4 in what was a tremendous performance. However, outside of that lone outing, Skinner is 1-3 over the other four games of this series with a mere .880 SV%.

Game 5 was an elimination game, and so too is Game 6. The reason for me stating these painfully obvious facts is that the biggest stars step up when it matters most, and it is no coincidence that both McDavid and Tkachuk found the back of the net in Game 5.

I believe that we will see that occur once again in Game 6.

Pick: Matthew Tkachuk (+225 at BetMGM)

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