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Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Preview

Boston Bruins

Florida Panthers
3-2-0 October 17, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 2-5-0

Florida will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Boston Bruins pay a visit to BankAtlantic Center.

The Panthers sit at 2-5-0 on the season; in comparison, the Bruins are currently 3-2-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 5-2 OU, and Boston is 0-4-1 OU.

View Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Boston before puck drop in this match found them as -173-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Panthers and the No. 13-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-2 loser at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Panthers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.29 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.6 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 10.71% while the Bruins defense kills off 86.67% of their penalties.

A few Bruins at Panthers trends to consider:
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, October 19th
Florida at Minnesota, Saturday, October 19th