NHL Picks and Predictions: Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers

The Boston Bruins are traveling to take on the Florida Panthers on Wednesday evening. NHL Expert, Matt O'Leary makes his picks for tonight's action.
Matt O'Leary
Wed, October 27, 7:29 AM EDT

NHL Picks and Predictions: Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers

When: Wednesday, October 27 - 7:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: NHL Network

Spread: Panthers -1

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Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Predictions

It’s been an unbelievable start out of the gate for the Florida Panthers this season. So far, they are 6-0-0 to start their season with the most goals in the league and the fifth-fewest goals allowed in the sport.

It helps significantly that for the first time since joining the Panthers, Sergei Bobrovsky looks like the goalie that they were hoping for when they signed him to the mega-deal. He has a .942 save percentage and an impressive goals saved above average of 4.3 in four starts. Youngster, Spencer Knight has also been excellent in the two games that he’s played this year.

The Panthers’ young core has been impressive with Jonathan Huberdeau leading the way with eight points and Sam Bennett with four goals through the team’s first six games. On the blue line former first overall pick, Aaron Ekblad is averaging over 25 minutes of ice time so far this season and is playing downright dominant right now.

As for the Bruins, they’ve had a good start as well playing only four games so far but sporting a 3-1 record on the season. In their last two wins, they’ve scored four goals apiece and are averaging 3.5 goals per game to start the season.

In net, they’re going with a 1a and 1b goalie system of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman. It’s the first time since 20019-2010 that Tukka Rask isn’t a regular part of this team and so far, it’s Ullmark who has had the edge over the youngster Swayman.

Ullmark is getting the start again tonight and is carrying a .935 save percentage and a 1.6 goals saved above average right now. So do the Bruins finally slow down this offensive juggernaut or will Florida keep their unbeaten streak alive? 

In the last five meetings between these two teams, the road team is 5-0. Advantage Bruins? Well, I think this game is a toss-up and when that’s the case, I’m going to take the dog on the moneyline.

Depending on the book, you can find Boston at +120 and the best you can get Florida is at -125. No team in the history of the sport has ever gone 82-0 and the Panthers aren’t going to be the first one to do it. The win streak ends tonight.

 

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Pick

  • Boston Bruins ML (+120)
Matt O'Leary
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OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.
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