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Hockey Matchup - Boston Bruins Florida Panthers Odds Preview

Florida PanthersBoston Bruins
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Odds

15-8-4TEAM RECORD17-8-1

Florida pays a visit to Boston on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Bruins bats in hockey action at TD Garden.

The Bruins sport records of 17-8-1 heading into this matchup, while the Panthers sit at 15-8-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-13 for the Bruins and 13-13-1 for the Panthers.

View Florida vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Bruins as -200 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Bruins - Panthers odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 11.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 16.8% rate while the Panthers have a 82.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Florida was a 5-4 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Florida at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +123 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Panthers at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Buffalo, Friday, December 9
Boston at Columbus, Saturday, December 10