It’s been three games since Florida decided to go in another direction at the head coaching position and, so far, the grass has not been greener on the other side. The Panthers have scored just three goals since Gerard Gallant’s departure and were shut out in their last contest against the Senators. They will look to get it together against Boston tonight at an arena in which they’ve struggled mightily.
– Shark BITES
- The Panthers are 1-9 in their last 10 games on the road against the Bruins.
- The Bruins are 6-2 on the moneyline and puckline in their last 8 games against their division.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Bruins’ last 11 games against teams with losing records.
The Bruins have seen a run of good results as they’ve won three of their last four and all of their last three as the favorite. In addition to that, they’ve posted just one OVER in their last 11 games – making the Boston UNDER one of the best bets in the NHL right now.
With Florida still adapting to Tom Rowe’s system and having problems in the offensive end, an UNDER in this one seems quite likely – especially if Roberto Luongo and Tuukka Rask get the starts for their respective teams.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting Florida Panthers in this one, they Panthers listed earlier today as underdogs of 122 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.2 win for 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
The Boston Bruins currently sport a record of 14-10-1. The Florida Panthers are 12-11-2. Betting totals have seen the Bruins post a 7-14-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Panthers have gone 9-11-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Florida injuries news.
The Panthers – Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 6 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 19.
The game also pits Boston’s No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.36 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.52 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 14.1% while the Panthers defense kills off 85% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Florida lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Senators on December 03. Bettors who backed the Senators at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
- Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida’s last 7 games
- Florida is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
- Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
- Boston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Florida at Philadelphia, Tuesday, December 6th
Boston at Washington, Wednesday, December 7th