Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Prediction 5/6/2024

The Boston Bruins (47-20-15) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (52-24-6) on Monday, May 6th. 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 8:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into the game, the Bruins are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the year, they have gone 47-20-15 and have 109 points. When playing on the road, Boston has gone 23-9-9.

In their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 5-5, and they have dropped two straight games. On the year, they have been favored in 67 of their 82 games and have gone 38-18-11 in those games.

On the road, the Bruins have a puck line record of 20-21 and an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far, they have 31 wins by multiple goals and have gone 2-3 in their last five games vs. the puck line.

When listed as the underdog, Boston has a puck line record of 13-2 and an average scoring differential of +.5 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Bruins have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

Following a 3-1 loss at home to the Senators, the Bruins are eager to bounce back. During the initial two periods, the Bruins struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with 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.

Boston took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Panthers are 26-13-2 and have won five straight home games. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in 3rd place and 1st in the Atlantic Division. Overall, the Panthers are 52-24-6 and have won four straight games. Over their last ten games, Florida has gone 8-2.

As the favorite, the Panthers have gone 46-19-2 and have won five straight games when favored. In the Eastern Conference, Florida has gone 33-17 this season. Over their last three games, the Panthers have gone 2-1 and are 4-1 over their last five games.

Florida enters this game with a puck line record of 41-41, including a home puck line record of 14-27. So far this year, they have 33 wins by multiple goals and have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game.

Overall, the Panthers have gone 29-38 vs. the puck line when favored and come in with a puck line mark of 6-4 in their last 10 games. In their last five games, Florida has gone just 2-3 vs. the puck line.

The Panthers most recently faced the Maple Leafs at home and achieved a 5-2 win. On offense, the Panthers were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net four times in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. In the game, Florida managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 42 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.

Florida came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

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. In terms of the Bruins’ offense during power plays, they are 15th in power play goals and 13th in shorthanded goals.

The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 37-44-1. For the season, they have had 44 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Panthers Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. This year, the Panthers have recorded a 38-19 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-4 record.

This season, the Panthers’ have an over/under record of 30-49-3. Throughout the season, they have played 45 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, 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

Florida defense takes on the Bruins ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.6 shots per game against Florida. They also are 3rd in shutouts, with 8 shutouts.

Bruins vs Panthers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • The last ten games that Florida was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 9-1 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 0-3.

Bruins vs Panthers Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Panthers is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -177, 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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