There is an intriguing battle brewing in the Atlantic Division and two of the teams front and center in that division race meet as the Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers Monday night.
- The Panthers are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games against the Eastern Conference.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the Bruins’ last five games.
- The Bruins are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games versus teams with winning records.
Online shop Bovada is currently offering the Panthers at -115 in moneyline markets while the Bruins are presently -105. As far as the total, OVER 5 goals is currently -130 and UNDER 5 goals is +110.
The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at the top of the Atlantic with 82 points, but the Panthers are right behind with 80 and the Bruins next behind them at 79. The division race is one of the tightest in hockey and Monday’s clash will be pivotal.
The Bruins have won the two other meetings with the Panthers by scorelines of 3-1 earlier this season. Going back further, the B’s have gone 12-2 SU in the past 14 meetings and have gone 12-4 SU in the previous 16 at Sunrise.
Boston has been one of the better road teams all seasons long. Entering Monday’s action, the Bruins have gone 21-7-3 (third best) but have gone just 15-16-4 (21st) in their games on home ice.
The Panthers have gone a bit cold of late and take a two-game losing skid into Monday’s meeting. They’ve lost four of their last five overall and were thumped 5-1 by the Arizona Coyotes in their last contest Saturday.
The Bruins have been a hot wager on the road all season and with their recent dominance of the Panthers, there looks to be a little more value in this spot Monday.