Panthers vs. Bruins Prediction
The Panthers have been a horrible bet against the Bruins but will they pull off the upset tonight at 7:00PM ET in Boston?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bruins are now -140 money line favorites to beat the Panthers after opening as -135 money line favorites. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5 goals across the board online and at Vegas sports books.
PANTHERS KEY TRENDS: The Panthers are 5-2 in their last seven games when taking on an opponent with a winning record but they've struggled to win on Monday nights, going just 17-36 in their last 53 games played on this day. They're also 1-4 in their last five games when their opponent allows two goals or less in its previous game.
BRUINS KEY TRENDS: Boston has won seven of its last nine games when playing on one day of rest and is 10-3 in its last 13 games after scoring two goals or less in its previous contest. The Bruins are also 6-2 in their last eight games when their opponent scores two goals or less in its previous game and have beaten six of the last eight Atlantic Division foes they have faced. They've also been solid at home of late, winning five of their last seven games in Boston.
OUR PREDICTION: The road team has had some success in this matchup, going 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams. That said, the Panthers are just 6-22 in their last 28 games versus the Bruins and have been horrid in Boston, going 1-9 in their last 10 trips to Beantown. Granted, this Boston squad isn't firing on all cylinders at the moment. The Bruins have scored fewer than three goals in 18 of their 25 games this season and are 0-for-10 on the power play over their last three games. But perhaps playing a Florida team that they have dominated in the past will get them out of their funk.
MONDAY NHL PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -140