Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction NHL Picks 5/17/24

Boston Bruins (53-25-16) vs Florida Panthers (59-27-6)

Game Info: Friday, May 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins +129 / Florida Panthers -146 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction for this NHL Game on Friday, May 17th at TD Garden. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Panthers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Bruins recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Florida

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston

-Recent betting trends in games played between the

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Panthers and Bruins. 

Bruins Keep Season Alive

The Bruins kept their season alive with a victory in the last game against the Panthers. The Bruins scored one goal each in the first two periods, and the defense really stepped up giving up only one goal. Charlie McVoy scored a goal and added an assist. Jeremy Swayman started in goal and he saved 28 of the 29 shots that he saved. At times this season, the defense has been bad and in two of the three games they have lost they gave up six goals. In this game the Bruins are going to need the defense to be better. The Bruins offense was ranked 12th in the league while the defense was ranked 6th in the league. Jake DeBrusk has scored five goals and added five assists so far this season. Brad Marchand has also scored three goals and added seven assists. 

Panthers Look to Advance

The Panthers had a chance to advance with a victory in the last game but the offense really struggled. The offense only managed one goal, and that led to the defeat. Sam Reinhart scored a goal and finished with eight shots on goal. Sergei Bobrovsky started in a goal and saved 26 of the 28 shots that he faced. Two games against the Bruins, the Panthers were able to secure the 3-2 victory. Anton Lundell scored a goal and added an assist. In that game Bobrovsky saved 16 of the 18 shots that he faced. The Panthers offense was ranked 11th in the league while the defense was ranked 2nd. Aleksander Barkov has scored five goals and added eight assists so far this season. Matthew Tkachuk has scored four goals and added nine assists. 

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • Jake DeBrusk has scored at least one goal in four of the Bruins' last five games as home underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • David Pastrnak has recorded at least one point in 12 of the Bruins' last 13 home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Brad Marchand has recorded an assist in four of his last five playoff appearances with the Bruins as underdogs.
  • Danton Heinen has recorded two assists against the Panthers this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Sam Bennett has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances with the Panthers as road favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Sam Reinhart has scored at least one goal in eight of the Panthers' last 10 games as road favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Aleksander Barkov has recorded at least one assist in five of the Panthers' last six night games at TD Garden.
  • Gustav Forsling ranks 1st in the league for Plus/Minus (+56) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Bruins rank 1st in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (0.61).
  • The Boston Bruins are one of only two teams to win 10+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.
  • The Florida Panthers rank 8th in the league in power play percentage this season (23.51%).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 1st in the league in penalty minutes this season (1116).

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction

This game is going to be lower scoring. The Bruins defense was quite impressive in the last game giving up only one goal and he’s going to step up again here. The Panthers especially are going to really struggle here. The Bruins are going to score at least two goals here and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to stay under the total. Back the under to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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