Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4-30-23 NHL Picks, Odds and Tips

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/30/23 – On Sunday, it will all come down to Game 7 between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. Boston led 3-1 before the Panthers winning 7-5 on Friday night to force Game 7. Florida has not given up and forced it into an epic winner-take-all clash in Boston. NHL betting sites are in favor of the Boston Bruins to win easily on home ice.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins

Date & Time: Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET

Location: TD Garden Boston, MA


Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins 4/30/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +193

Puckline: +1.5 (-132)

Total: 6 over (-115)


Moneyline: -215

Puckline: -1.5 (+112)

Total: 6 under (+104)

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Analysis

Florida Panthers enter Sunday’s Eastern Conference first-round series Game 7 with all the momentum, after their thrilling 7-5 win over Boston Bruins on Friday. Panthers and Bruins combined for seven goals during the third period, but it was the Panthers who came out victorious after trailing 5-4 with seven minutes remaining and scoring two goals and an empty-net goal to seal their victory. Matthew Tkachuk scored twice to ensure game seven, and Eetu Luosstarinen notched the decisive goal as the Panthers put their rival on the edge. Florida has forced a game seven by finding ways to penetrate a Bruins defense which had been dominant during the regular season. They have averaged 3.67 goals so far in this series, including 12 scored in just two victories. Furthermore, the Panthers rank third in shooting percentage in these playoffs and have even managed to overcome Boston Bruins’ strong penalty killing unit by converting 24% of penalty killing chances successfully. The Panthers must tighten up in net as they currently allow an even four goals per game in the playoffs and rank just third-from-last on penalty kill.

The Boston Bruins had an historic regular season that saw them set NHL records for wins and points in a single campaign. Now however, one game stands between them and their end as game seven is scheduled to begin Sunday evening. Linus Ullmark, widely considered the favorite to win the Vezina Trophy as league’s top goalie, has struggled in his last two appearances allowing 11 goals while facing pressure from opposing teams. On Friday night, Ullmark held leads of 4-3 and then 5-4 against Panthers but were ultimately defeated 7-5. Tyler Bertuzzi and David Pastrnak each scored twice for Boston, Jake DeBrusk scored once, and Brad Marchand provided four assists – but Ullmark stood firm by turning away 26 of 32 shots fired his way. The Bruins will need to regain their defensive skills in Game 7 after conceding 11 goals in their last two losses and 17 total since Game 1. Given this circumstance, the Bruins have been tight-lipped about who might take over as goalie for Game 7. Jeremy Swayman earned 24 wins with 2.27 goals against average as backup goalie during regular season play for them. Boston has shown no difficulty scoring goals throughout this series and now leads the NHL playoff standings with four goals per game.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games. Florida are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road. Florida are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games. Boston are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games against Florida. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 13 games at home. Boston are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Florida.

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Free Pick

Now or never is officially in play for the NHL’s most dominant squad as the Bruins return home for Game 7. Boston only lost four regular-season home games during the regular season, yet already two in this playoff series at their own arena. With reports of an undisclosed injury to Ullmark surfacing, Boston may opt to make a change at goalie for Game 7. A different perspective could prove beneficial. NHL betting experts do not anticipate Boston suffering three consecutive defeats in this series.

Free Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5 (+112)