Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4-26-23 NHL Prediction, Analysis and Odds

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/26/23 – In Game 5 of the First Round, the Florida Panthers face the Boston Bruins. Although Florida won Game 2, but dropped back-to-back home games since, any more losses would end their playoff hopes. The Bruins hold a 3-2 series lead against the Panthers and look to secure their progression in this round of playoffs. Meanwhile, Boston Bruins with one of the NHL best records this season, hopes to clinch it on home ice for maximum advantage. 

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: TD Garden Boston, MA


Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/26/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +205

Puckline: +1.5 (-130)

Spread: 6 over (-116)


Moneyline: -230

Puckline: -1.5 (+110)

Spread: 6 under (+105)

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Analysis

The Florida Panthers have struggled in this series and hope their offense can step up with only 11 goals scored in this series. Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett combined for 4 goals and 4 assists during that span but the rest of their forward unit has faltered significantly. Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verheaghe will need to step up in Game 5 as they combined for 65 goals and 86 assists this season despite only contributing one goal and 3 assists so far in this series. Defense has been the Achilles heel in this series, giving up 16 goals total, including 10 in just the past two games. Brandon Montour, Gustav Forsling and Aaron Ekblad have led their top pairings but the rest of the unit has struggled badly, giving opponents numerous open shots on goal at will. Furthermore, goaltender Alex Lyon has allowed 9 goals on 92 attempts.

The Boston Bruins have come within one win of reaching the Second Round with their offense leading the charge, scoring 16 goals so far and 10 in 2 games alone. Taylor Hall, Tyler Bertuzzi and Jake DeBrusk have led the offense with 9 goals and 9 assists – which have come primarily from their top two lines – but other offensive players have contributed as well: Brad Marchand, Pavel Zacha, Nick Foligno have combined for 4 goals and 7 assists while defensemen Dmitry Orlov and Charlie McAvoy have contributed 6 assists from the point to round off an incredible offensive output. Bruins defense has also played a huge role in their success this series, permitting just 11 goals overall and only 4 during the last 2 games. Charlie McAvoy and Hampus Lindholm led their lines while Dmitry Orlov, Brandon Carlo, Connor Clifton all helped out, creating turnovers throughout all zones while also limiting shots on net. Finally, goaltender Linus Ullmark stood tall throughout, saving 125 of 135 shots fired his way.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Against the Spread

Florida are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games. Florida are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against Boston. Florida are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road. Florida are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games when playing as the underdog. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games played on a Wednesday when on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games. Boston are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games against Florida. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 12 games at home. Boston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Florida. Boston are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Free Pick

The Panthers hope to pull off an unexpected win and keep their season alive, but the Bruins have been dominant throughout and look to take Game 5 at home and claim control. The Boston Bruins have taken an impressive 16 goal lead in this series and allowed only 4 goals during their last two games against the Panthers. According to NHL betting tips, the Boston Bruins are predicted to come out on top of this match.

Free Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5 (+110)