The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers meet Sunday in game 4 of the NHL East First Round Playoffs at the FLA Live Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.33 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 2 goals, Dmitry Orlov has 4 assists and Brad Marchand has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 8 goals on 92 shots faced.
The Florida Panthers are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Brandon Montour leads Florida with 2 goals, Matthew Tkachuk has 2 assists and Sam Bennett has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.33 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alex Lyon has given up 9 goals on 92 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 1 goal on 9 shots.
The Bruins are 45-20 in their last 65 road games and 64-17 in their last 81 overall. The Panthers are 71-32 in their last 103 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 7-1 in Bruins last 8 road games. The under is 5-2-2 in Panthers last 9 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 37-16 in the last 53 meetings. The home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have been kind to bettors all season long, and there's no reason to step in front of them given their success. However, this series has been a bit more competitive than expected through 3 games and the Panthers are at home, where they've been ridiculous dating back to last season. Must win game for the Panthers with them down 1-2 in the series. The value is with the Panthers and the plus money given the desperation and their success at home.