Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins - 10/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (4-3-1) at Florida Panthers (5-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -128 / Boston Bruins +116 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSFL
The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers square off Friday night at the BB&T Center.
The Boston Bruins look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 4.1 goals per game and scoring on 32.1 percent of their power plays. David Krejci leads Boston with seven goals, Patrice Bergeron has five assists and Brad Marchand has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 3.6 goals per game and killing 72 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Gustavsson has allowed five goals on 48 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 22 goals on 175 shots. Rask has allowed eight goals in his last three games. David Pastrnak, Kevan Miller and Joonas Kemppainen are questionable.
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The Florida Panthers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and scoring on 27.3 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with six goals, Vincent Trocheck has five assists and Jussi Jokinen has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing two goals per game and killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Al Montoya has allowed three goals on 58 shots faced and Roberto Luongo has given up 14 goals on 228 shots. Luongo has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Jaromir Jagr is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Bruins are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 10-3 in their last 13 games following a win. The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Bruins are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Florida and 21-7 in the last 28 meetings overall.
Florida plays some of its best hockey on its home ice, but Boston has yet to lose a road game this season and is playing great hockey right now. Also, Jagr's status doesn't help. Give me the B's for the plus money.