Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins Game Seven Betting Preview
The Boston Bruins were statistically the greatest regular season team in NHL history, the betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup, and had a 3-1 series lead. However, the Florida Panthers have won two-straight games and forced an improbable game seven.
GamblingUSA’s Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins betting preview will review the series so far, how these teams have matchup up this season, and give you our prediction on which team emerges from game seven one step closer to playing for Lord Stanley’s Cup.
Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins Game Seven Odds
Before we discuss stats, trends, and performances, we must quickly review the odds and betting records.
Despite losing the last two games, the Bruins (-1.5) are significant moneyline favorites, listed between -230 and -250. The Panthers (+1.5) are listed between +188 and +200. Florida has a 36-52 ats record, while Boston has a 48-40 ats record.
The total goals line is set to 6.5 total goals, although you can find game seven listed at 6.0 on prominent sportsbooks.
We’re using the more common total goals line of 6.5, with the over listed between +102 and -105 and the under between -115 and -121 odds. Florida has a 47-33-8 over/under record, while Boston has a 40-43-5 over/under record.
Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins Game Seven Betting Trends
- The Over is 4-1 in the previous five matchups in Boston and 8-2 in the previous ten meetings overall.
- The road team is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
- Boston is 42-9 in the previous 51 home games.
- Florida is 6-1 in the previous seven road games.
Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins Game Seven Statistics and Analysis
Game seven will be the 11th head-to-head matchup between Boston and Florida this season, with these two squads splitting the season series 5-5. The home team has won six of ten meetings this season.
The Boston Bruins are second in playoff scoring, averaging 4.0 goals per game, while the Florida Panthers are fifth, averaging 3.67 goals per game.
The Bruins’ powerplay is ranked third in the playoffs, converting at 39.1%, while the Panthers’ powerplay is ranked eighth and converting at 23.5%.
Boston will start the likely 2022-23 Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark (40-6-1, 1.89 GAA, .938 SV%) in game seven. Ullmark’s post-season numbers haven’t been great against Florida, posting a 3-3 record, a 3.33 GAA, and a .896 SV%.
Florida will likely start Sergei Bobrovsky (24-20-3, 3.07 GAA, .901 SV%) over Alex Lyon (9-4-2, 2.89 GAA, .914 SV%) for game seven. Bobrovsky has started the last three games and has a 2-1-0 record, a 4.40 GAA, and a .883 SV%.
Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins Game Seven Prediction
First, we’re taking the over. All the betting trends suggest taking the over, whether listed at 6.0 or 6.5 total goals. The over is 4-2 in the Bruins vs. Panthers first-round series, with the last three games hitting the over.
As for who will win game seven, we need to consider one more piece of information. Boston has only lost three games in a row once this season, from January 26th to 29th, losing to Tampa Bay, Carolina, and Florida. This was the Bruins’ longest losing streak of the season.
Can the Florida Panthers actually beat the best team in hockey in three straight games? Will the Panthers single-handedly end the Bruins’ season by giving them their second three-game losing streak of the season?
Just a reminder that the Bruins had a 65-12-5 record this season and a 34-4-3 record at TD Garden. It’s important to consider that the Panthers had a 19-19-3 road record this season.
We’re not betting against the best team in hockey. We’re taking the Bruins to win on the moneyline and game seven to hit the over.