Boston Bruins (17-2) vs. Florida Panthers (9-8-2)
November 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -106 / Boston Bruins -115; Over/Under: +7
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The Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins clash Wednesday night in an NHL showdown at the FLA Live Arena. The Boston Bruins have won 7 straight games. The Florida Panthers have lost 3 straight games.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 4.1 goals per game and are scoring on 28.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 12 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 14 assists and Jake DeBrusk has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 89.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 28 goals on 431 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 11 goals on 100 shots.
The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 11 goals, Matthew Tkachuk has 17 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 37 goals on 329 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 21 goals on 257 shots.
The Bruins are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 44-16 in their last 60 overall. The Panthers are 53-17 in their last 70 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 10-4 in Bruins last 14 road games. The over is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 overall. The Bruins are 19-8 in the last 27 meetings in Florida and 37-15 in the last 52 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 29-14-9 in the last 52 meetings.
The Florida Panthers are a tough team to bet against at home, where they’ve been a buzz saw dating back to last season. However, the Panthers look nothing like the team from last season, and they’re going up against a Bruins team that’s showing to be the best team in the league. I’m not looking to step in front of the Bruins until the tickets stop cashing. Give me the Bruins and the cheap price on the road.
Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:
Boston Bruins -115