Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Boston Bruins (49-25-5) vs Florida Panthers (57-16-6)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -111 / Florida Panthers -112 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Bruins host the Florida Panthers in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Florida Panthers come into this road contest with an overall record of 57-16-6. Through 79 games, the Panthers are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 332 times, good for a rank of 1st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Florida is the 12th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.89 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have a strength of schedule rating of 30th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 1st ranked team in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins get set to host the Florida Panthers with an overall record of 49-25-5. This mark places them 4th in the Atlantic division. Through 79 games, the Bruins have scored 244 goals, giving them an average of 3.06. This output gives them a rank of 16th among NHL teams.On defense, Boston is the 4th ranked unit, giving up 2.67 goals per contest. So far, the Bruins have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Boston's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 13th in the NHL.
Through 79 games, the Florida Panthers' leading goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. With his 49 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 88. On the season, he is turning 18.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Panthers have benefited from the strong play of Jonathan Huberdeau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Florida's 79 games, he has come up with 30 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 37. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. In his 53 games played, he has turned in 32 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 79 games, Boston's leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 39 goals and 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 73. On the season, he is turning 12.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Bruins have benefited from the strong play of Brad Marchand, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Boston's 79 games, he has come up with 31 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.52 goals per game. In his 39 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 51 percent of the time.
In Florida's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 45-29-5. So far, taking the over when the Panthers are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-18-2. On the season, 68.0% of Florida's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Panthers. Coming into this game, the Bruins have an over-under record of 35-38-6. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 18-18-3. On the season, 52.0% of Boston's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Bruins. With an over-under line of 6.5 goals, look for this matchup to fall below that number, as both the Panthers and Bruins have an expected goals allowed ratings among the league leaders in the NHL.
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