Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Prediction 5/14/2024

The Boston Bruins (47-20-15) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (52-24-6) on Tuesday, May 14th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bruins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Senators. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into the final game of the regular season, the Bruins are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division with a record of 47-20-15. On the road, Boston has gone 23-9-9 this season, and they have lost two straight games overall.

Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone just 4-6, and they have lost three straight games. As the underdog this season, Boston has gone 9-2-4, and they have lost two straight games when they are the underdog.

On the season, the Bruins have gone 39-43 against the puck line, including going 20-21 on the road. So far, they have won 31 games by multiple goals and 16 games by just one goal.

Over their last ten games, Boston’s puck line record is 4-6, and they have gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. In their last three games, they have gone just 1-2 vs. the puck line.

After suffering a 3-1 loss at home to the Senators, the Bruins are looking to bounce back today. On offense, the Bruins did not find the net in the first or second period but scored one goal in the third period. The team’s one goal occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 35 shots on goal while also having 11 giveaways.

In this game, Boston was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 26-13-2, and they have won five straight games in their own building. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in third place and first in the Atlantic Division with a record of 52-24-6.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 8-2, and they have won four straight games overall. As the favorite this season, Florida has gone 46-19-2.

Florida comes into the game with a puck line record of 41-41, including a home puck line record of 14-27. So far this season, the Panthers have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game.

So far, Florida has gone 29-38 against the puck line when favored, and they have 33 wins by multiple goals compared to just 19 wins by one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Panthers have a puck line record of 5-5.

The Panthers played host to the Maple Leafs in their previous game and emerged with a 5-2 win. Offensively, the Panthers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored four times in the second period and one goal in the third. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 42 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Florida also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Boston Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Bruins have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. This season, the Bruins have a 18-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 27-16 record.

The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 37-44-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 44 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.

Panthers Offense Breakdown

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The Panthers come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. Looking at how the Panthers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 6th in power play goals and 10th in shorthanded goals.

The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 30-49-3. For the season, they have had 45 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

Defensively, the Bruins are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Boston. They also are 11th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Florida Team Defense

The Panthers defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.6 shots per game against Florida. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 3rd with 8 shutouts.

Bruins vs Panthers Trends

  • The Bruins are 3-2 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • In their last five games at home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 4-1 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Florida has an puck line mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bruins have an puck line mark of just 2-8 in their last ten games. Boston posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.

Bruins vs Panthers Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Panthers is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -220, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Bruins to cover. Even if the Panthers secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Bruins should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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