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March 14, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Odds

7-14-6TEAM RECORD17-4-3

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Florida duelling Boston on Thursday at TD Garden.

The Bruins currently sports a record of 17-4-3. The Panthers are 7-14-6. Betting totals have seen the Bruins post a 10-13-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Panthers have gone 13-14 against the number.

View Florida vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Panthers listed earlier today as underdogs of +-276 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Bruins - Panthers odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 30.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 8-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.7 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 16.4% rate while the Panthers have a 72.7% rate on the penalty kill.

The Panthers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Bruins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Panthers at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Florida home to NY Islanders, Saturday, March 16
Boston home to Washington, Saturday, March 16

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