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Boston Bruins home to Panthers in hockey betting action

Florida Panthers

Boston Bruins
3-8-4 November 07, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 8-5-1

The Boston Bruins battle the visiting Florida Panthers on Thursday in NHL betting action at TD Garden.

Supporters of the Panthers have seen them go 3-8-4 so far this season, while the Bruins are at 8-5-1. In totals betting, the Bruins are 2-8-4, while the Panthers are 7-7-1.

View Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 228 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 10 and the Panthers at No. 30 heading into this contest.

Florida was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Oilers. They lost as -132 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at +170 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 16-ranked offense (2.71 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.53 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 16.28% rate while the Panthers have a 78.72% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Panthers at Bruins trends to consider:
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Florida's last 12 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Ottawa, Saturday, November 9th
Boston at Toronto, Saturday, November 9th