Bruins vs Panthers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Boston Closes Out Series at Home)
By Tyler Maher
The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Wednesday, April 26, including Game 5 between the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers.
Bruins vs Panthers Game Info
- Series: BOS leads 3-1
- Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
- Coverage: ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, NESN, and BSFL
After surprisingly dropping Game 2 in Boston, the Bruins bounced back with a pair of convincing wins in Florida to re-take control of the series. Game 4 was the most lopsided yet as the B's cruised to a 6-2 victory, putting the Panthers on the brink of elimination with the series returning to Boston for Game 5.
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)|
The Bruins are listed as strong home favorites on the moneyline and puck line for Game 5 at FanDuel Sportsbook. The game also has a total of 6.5 goals following Sunday's high-scoring affair.
Bruins vs Panthers Betting Trends
- Boston is 12-2 straight up in its last 14 games.
- Florida has lost five of its last six games.
- The Bruins are 35-5-3 straight up at home this year.
- The Panthers are 20-20-3 straight up on the road this year.
Bruins vs Panthers Prediction & Pick
The last few days in Florida proved that the Panthers' Game 2 upset over the Bruins was likely more of a fluke than anything else. Boston has mostly dominated this series so far, with all three of its wins coming by multiple goals.
The key to the Bruins' success has been goaltender Linus Ullmark, who is set to win the Vezina Trophy. He's been a force in net all year including this series, holding Florida to 2 goals or less in three of the four games thus far.
Two goals won't get the job done against Boston's high-flying offense, so back the B's to pull out another resounding win in Game 5.
Final Score Prediction: Bruins: 4 | Panthers: 2
Bruins vs Panthers Best Bet
The Bruins have covered the puck line in all three of their wins this series, so it makes sense to ride the hot team at home. The Panthers haven't been able to get much by Ullmark, who continues to be a brick wall in net. Meanwhile, Boston's offense has picked up the pace after a slow start to the series with 10 total goals over the last two games combined.
Back the Bruins to win by multiple goals again in Game 5.
Bet: Boston Bruins -1.5 (+108)
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