The Boston Bruins have been plagued with late-season collapses over the last few years, but they’re on the right side of the fence now and are nailing down a postseason berth. Boston puts a three-game winning streak on the line in Saturday’s afternoon matchup against the visiting Florida Panthers.
– Shark Bites
- The Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
- The UNDER is 4-1-1 in the Bruins last 6 games.
- The Panthers are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Boston.
Boston is three points ahead of Tampa Bay for the second wild card spot and trail third-place Toronto by one point in the Atlantic Division. The B’s have only allowed five goals in winning all four matchups with the Panthers this season.
The reigning division champions, Florida was eliminated from the playoff hunt in the wake of Thursday’s 6-2 thumping at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. The Panthers will be without their top two goaltenders in Roberto Luongo and James Reimer, as well as Alexander Barkov tonight.
Reto Berra was touched for six goals in his second start of the season vs the Habs and will get the nod tonight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Boston Bruins as -240 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Boston will face the 33-33-11 Panthers. In totals betting, the Bruins are 36-33-8 in over under betting so far this season while the Florida Panthers are 34-33-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Florida injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Bruins rated this week at No. 2 and the Florida Panthers sitting at No. 15.
Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 12-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Florida Panthers defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20.85% rate while the Panthers have a 85.84% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Florida, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -199 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Boston won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Stars on March 30. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -227 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
- Florida is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games
- Florida is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
- Florida is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
- Boston is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Florida home to Montreal, Monday, April 3rd
Boston at Chicago, Sunday, April 2nd