Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers - 12/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (14-11-4) at Boston Bruins (15-9-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -140 / Florida Panthers +127 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, NESN
The Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins square off Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The Florida Panthers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with nine goals, Jussi Jokinen has 13 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 54 goals on 697 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 12 goals on 169 shots. Luongo has allowed eight goals in his last three games. Steven Kampfer is out with a knee injury.
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The Boston Bruins also look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.9 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 13 goals, Loui Eriksson has 14 assists and David Krejci has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 52 goals on 577 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 19 goals on 206 shots. Rask has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Panthers are 16-37 in their last 53 Saturday games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. The Bruins are 63-30 in their last 93 vs. a team with a losing record and 7-0 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Boston and 6-20 in the last 26 meetings overall.
Two hot teams here, but the Panthers have had ZERO success playing in Boston and very little success against the Bruins overall. I'll side with the home team at the reasonable price.