Panthers vs. Bruins Prediction
The Bruins picked a horrible time to go into a funk but can they right themselves tonight when they host the Panthers at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bruins are -120 money line favorites to beat the Panthers, who have odds of +100 to pull off the small upset. As for the total for tonight’s game, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
The Bruins are coming off an ugly 5-2 loss where the game wasn’t nearly that close. That was the team’s fourth straight loss and they’re now 0-4 in their last four games versus a team with a winning record.
But there are plenty of reasons to back Boston tonight. For starters, they’re a solid squad that won’t keep losing and at -120, their price offers plenty of value tonight. The Bruins have also dominated the Panthers, winning 21 of the last 26 meetings overall and 13 of 16 in Boston.
Plus, the Bruins aren’t the only team having issues raising the level of their play against winning teams. The Panthers are now winless over their last seven games versus opponents with winning records. They’re also just 1-4 in their last five games when their opponent allows five goals or more in its previous contest so look for a rebound performance tonight from Boston.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: BOSTON BRUINS -120