The Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins meet in game five of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in NHL action from the TD Garden on Wednesday. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Boston is listed as a -240 home favorite while the Panthers are +200 road underdogs. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.
Boston’s 6-2 win over Florida on Sunday made it back-to-back wins for the Bruins in this head-to-head matchup.
Florida is 4-1 in their last 5 games played on 2 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 road games while the over is 6-1-2 in their last 9 games following a loss by 3 or more goals. Boston is 42-9 in their last 51 home games and 65-17 in their last 82 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
I’m backing the Bruins here. I just think I’m ready to stick a fork in Florida. The goaltending has not been coming together like it was down the stretch and the Boston Bruins are not a team you want to afford anything against, especially an advantage like goaltending. The Bruins are just the more complete team across the board here and I think they win this one to close out the series.