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Hockey Matchup - Florida Panthers Boston Bruins Odds Preview

Boston Bruins

Florida Panthers
40-17-5 March 09, 2014, 05:00 PM | BB&T Center 24-32-7

Hockey bettors look for value at BankAtlantic Center on Sunday as host Florida battles the Boston Bruins in hockey odds action.

The Panthers are 24-32-7 so far on the season. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 40-17-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 29-29-5 and the Bruins go 23-22-17 on the totals.

View Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Bruins listed earlier today as favorites of -163 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 29 and the Bruins sitting at No. 3.

Boston won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Lightning on March 8. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Florida was a 2-0 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Florida at -157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 25-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.24 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 9.77% rate while the Bruins have a 82.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Boston at Montreal, Wednesday, March 12th
Florida home to Phoenix, Tuesday, March 11th