Bruins vs. Panthers Prediction
The Boston Bruins have won seven of their last 10 games and are currently favored to beat the Panthers in Florida tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET. Are the Bruins a safe bet to cash or will the Panthers pull off the small upset?
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 23, 2019
TV: NESN (Bruins); FS Florida (Panthers)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bruins are -140 money line favorites to beat the Panthers, who currently are +120 underdogs to pull off the upset. Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bruins to win on the money line.
Boston Bruins Fantasy Spin
Zdeno Chara has singed a one-year contract extension with the Boston Bruins. Chara's new deal runs through the 2019-2020 season. It is worth $2 million, plus an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives. The 42-year-old defender is in his 13th season with the Bruins. Chara has 11 points, 53 penalty minutes and 81 blocks and 70 hits in 55 games this campaign.
Florida Panthers Fantasy Spin
Roberto Luongo stopped 32 of 34 shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Luongo allowed the game's first goal when Michael Grabner beat him on a shorthanded breakaway, but that was the only time the Panthers trailed in the game. This was the veteran's first game back in the lineup since Mar. 7 and it's his first victory since Feb. 25. Luongo has a 15-15-4 record with a 3.13 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this season.
The Bruins are 4-1 in their last five games as a road favorite and are 8-2 in their last 10 conference games.
The Panthers are just 2-6 in their last eight games as an underdog and are 1-5 in their last six conference tilts.
As previously mentioned, the Panthers have struggled to win when they’re an underdog and have struggled in conference play, but the home team is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams. Florida is also 5-2 in its last seven games and 7-3 in its last 10 games as a home dog.
Saturday NHL Prediction: Florida Panthers +120