NHL betting line favors Bruins over Panthers
Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Florida vs Boston battle on Sunday at BB&T Center as the Panthers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 10-2-2 this season, while the Panthers are 5-8-4. Boston is 7-7 on the totals; Florida is 8-9.
Bettors looking to side with the Panthers in this one found them earlier as +134 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Panthers - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 2.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Bruins have a 94.4% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -115 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Florida was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -230 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Bruins at Panthers trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games when playing Boston
Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
Boston at NY Islanders, Tuesday, February 26
Florida home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, February 26