Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers - 11/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (8-4-5) at Boston Bruins (11-3-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -170 / Florida Panthers +153 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Florida Panthers could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida with nine goals, Aleksander Barkov has 17 assists and Mike Hoffman has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 86 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 43 goals on 372 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 15 goals on 139 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Boston Bruins need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 29.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 15 goals, Brad Marchand has 18 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 20 goals on 297 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 19 goals on 233 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or more goals in four straight games.
The Panthers are 6-20 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win. The Bruins are 31-9 in their last 40 Tuesday games, 10-4 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 29-12 in their last 41 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Bruins last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Boston. The Panthers are 10-27 in the last 37 meetings.
The Florida Panthers are quietly putting together their best stretch of the season, as they're finding ways to finish games and the defense has shown more promise. The Boston Bruins have cooled off defensively and have lost three straight. The Florida Panthers have also won five of the last eight meetings against the Bruins. There's value with the home dog in this spot.