Bruins vs Panthers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (B's Keep Rolling at Home)
By Tyler Maher
The 2022-23 NHL Playoffs continue on Wednesday evening with a Game 2 showdown between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins at TD Garden.
Bruins vs Panthers Game Info
- Boston Bruins (65-12-5) vs. Florida Panthers (42-32-8)
- Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
- Coverage: ESPN
Bruins vs Panthers Odds & Spread
All NHL odds, betting lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
|Bruins (-225)||Panthers (+184)||6.5||Bruins (-1.5)|
Not surprisingly, the Bruins are home favorites on both the moneyline and puck line for Game 2 at FanDuel Sportsbook. The total is set at 6.5 goals with the Under being favored at -115 odds.
Bruins vs. Panthers Betting Trends
- Boston is 11-0 straight up in its last 11 games against an Eastern Conference foe.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of Boston's last 11 home games.
- Florida is 3-7 straight up in its last 10 games against Boston.
- The total has hit the over in four of Florida's last six games against Boston.
Bruins vs Panthers Prediction & Pick
The Bruins were in full control of Game 1 on Monday night, scoring early in the first period behind leading goal-scorer David Pastrnak. They added 2 more goals in the second period, which was more than enough for goalie Linus Ullmark, who made a plethora of spectacular saves and only let one shot get past him all night.
Expect more of the same in Game 2, as Boston is clearly ready to play following its historic regular season. The Bruins have now won nine of their last 10 games and have been dominant at home all season, posting an absurd 35-4-1-2 record at TD Garden this year.
As such, the Panthers will be hard-pressed to steal a game on the road here before the series shifts to Florida. With its elite goaltending, high-powered offense, relentless penalty kill, and excellent depth across multiple lines, Boston is a legitimate juggernaut with virtually no weaknesses. If the outgunned Panthers are able to win a game in this series, it probably won't be this one.
Final Score Prediction: Bruins: 4 | Panthers: 2
Bruins vs. Panthers Best Bet
Pastrnak was a goal-scoring machine during the regular season, racking up 61 of them (second in the NHL). After scoring again in Game 1, he now has 13 goals in his last 11 games, finding the back of the net in eight of those contests. Anytime goal-scorer odds haven't come out yet, but ride the hot hand and back Pasta to light the lamp again when they do.
Bet: David Pastrnak Anytime Goal-Scorer (TBD)
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