Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction 5/12/2024

The Florida Panthers (52-24-6) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (47-20-15) on Sunday, May 12th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on TBS. 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 6:30 ET.

Panthers vs Bruins

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The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

Florida heads into tonight’s game as the favorite and is looking to extend their win streak to five games. Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 8-2 and are 52-24-6 overall on the season. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in 3rd place and has a 33-17 record against conference opponents.

On the road this year, the Panthers have gone 26-11-4 and have been favored in 67 of their 82 games. Against teams in the Atlantic Division, Florida has gone 17-9 and has a 46-19-2 record as the favorite.

Florida has a puck line record of 41-41 this season. Their average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game, and they have 33 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

On the road, Florida’s puck line record is 27-14, and their average scoring margin is +1.1 goals per game. Their puck line record as the favorite is 29-38, and they have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three road games.

In their previous game, the Panthers hosted the Maple Leafs and game away with 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. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 42 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.

Florida also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this year, the Bruins have gone 24-11-6 and are currently on a two-game losing streak. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone just 5-5 and they are 2-3 in their last five games. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, the Bruins have gone 30-20 this season and are 47-20-15 overall, good for 109 points. In the Atlantic Division, Boston is in 2nd place and 4th in the Eastern Conference.

When playing as the underdog, the Bruins have gone 9-2-4 this season and 38-18-11 overall when favored. Over their last three games, Boston has gone 1-2, and for the season, they have been favored in 67 of their 82 games. The Bruins have gone 18-8 against division opponents this year.

At home this season, the Bruins have a puck line record of 19-22, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. So far, they have 31 wins by multiple goals and 16 wins by one goal.

Overall, Boston’s puck line record is 39-43, and their puck line record as the underdog is 13-2. In their last ten home games, the Bruins have gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line.

After suffering a 3-1 loss at home to the Senators, the Bruins are looking to bounce back today. Offensively, the Bruins couldn’t find the net in the first two periods, but they made a comeback with one goal in the third period. Their one goal came during a power play situation. In total, they took 35 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.

In this game, Boston was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

Florida Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Florida offense is ranked 6th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 10th in the NHL.

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.

Bruins Offense Breakdown

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The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 21st in the league. Boston’s offense comes into the game ranked 15th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

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.

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.

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.

Panthers vs Bruins Trends

  • The Panthers are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Through their last five home games, Boston has an puck line record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have a straight up record of 8-2 and an puck line mark of 5-5.

Panthers vs Bruins Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Bruins to pick up on a win over the Panthers at home. With the moneyline sitting at +126, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Bruins straight-up.

Our projections have the Bruins pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Bruins, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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