The Boston Bruins look to close out their first-round series tonight against the Florida Panthers in a huge Game 6 in South Florida. The B’s hold a 3-2 advantage and can advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win in Game 6 tonight.
Florida is looking to avoid elimination and even up the series for a winner-take-all game next week. We take a look at the Panthers vs. Bruins odds, prop bets, and predictions before puck drop tonight.
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Panthers vs. Bruins Game 6 Odds & Series Price
The Panthers were down 3-1 and facing elimination before securing an overtime win over the Bruins on Wednesday night. Boston, on the heels of a historic regular season, entered the first-round series as a heavy favorite and a Stanley Cup contender.
FanDuel Sportsbook dropped the Bruins series odds from -3500 to -900 after their overtime loss. The Panthers are still facing an uphill climb according to oddsmakers and are now +590 to advance. Before Wednesday’s contest, Florida had longshot odds of +1280 to win the Panthers vs. Bruins series.
Oddsmakers are favoring Boston once again for Game 6 tonight at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers vs. Bruins Game 6 over/under is set at 6.5 with heavier vig on the under. These are the current moneyline, puck line, and spread odds being offered by sportsbooks for tonight’s matchup.
Panthers vs. Bruins Betting News
The Bruins were flying high with two-straight victories to take a 3-1 lead in the series before Wednesday’s game. A win would advance the B’s to the second round and send the Panthers packing. Alas, Florida managed to keep their postseason alive with a win and force a Game 6.
Florida’s Anthony Duclair scored the game’s first goal Wednesday night with an assist from Carter Verhaeghe. Brad Marchand netted his fourth goal of the series with a power play shot in the second to even the scoreboard. Both teams alternated goals in the third period. Down one, the Bruins’ Taylor Hall found the back of the net in the third period for his fifth goal of the playoffs and force overtime.
Six minutes into overtime, the Panthers’ Matthew Tkachuk scored the game-winner and kept his team alive. Sam Bennett (3) and Sam Reinhart (2) both added goals in the 4-3 win. Patric Bergeron, in his first game back from injury, scored a power-play goal for Boston in the losing effort.
Sergei Bobrovsky saved 44-of-47 shots faced in goal for the Cats. Linus Ullmark went 21-for-25 tending the net for the Bruins.
With a win, Boston will advance to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins hold the shortest odds to win the Stanley Cup — which would be the franchise’s seventh title, most recently in 2011. Florida has made the Stanley Cup finals just once in team history, losing in 1996 to the Colorado Avalanche.
These are the scores from the first five games of the Panthers vs. Bruins series.
- Game 1: Bruins 3-1
- Game 2: Panthers 6-3
- Game 3: Bruins 4-2
- Game 4: Bruins 6-2
- Game 5: Panthers 4-3
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Panthers vs. Bruins Betting Trends
Florida Panthers Trends
- Florida is 2-3 on the puck line in the series. The Over hit in both of their two moneyline wins
- The Panthers finished the regular season with 288 goals (6th-most) and allowed 272 (21st)
- Florida’s puck line record this season was 34-52 (39.5%)
Boston Bruins Trends
- Boston is 3-2 on the puck line in the series, winning by at least two goals in each of their three moneyline wins. The Over went 2-1 in games the Bruins won.
- The Bruins finished the regular season with 301 goals (2nd-most) and allowed 174 (1st)
- Boston’s puck line record this season was 48-38 (55.8%)
Panthers vs. Bruins Prop Bets
The Panthers hope to keep the series alive with a win here and force a series-deciding seventh game. These are the Panthers vs. Bruins series bets that are still available to bet at FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Bruins win series 4-3: +240
- Panthers win series: 4-3 +520
Beyond just the moneyline, puck line, and total, sportsbooks are offering several prop bets for Panthers vs. Bruins Game 6. You can bet a wide range of hockey prop bets for tonight’s matchup, including goal scorer, correct score, and exact goals. These are just some of the Panthers vs. Bruins prop bets currently available at FanDuel Sportsbook:
First Goal Scorer
- David Pastrnak: +850
- Brad Marchand: +1000
- Matthew Tkachuk: +1100
- Aleksander Barkov: +1600
- Sam Bennett: +2400
Player to Score 2+ Goals
- David Pastrnak: +630
- Jake DeBrusk: +1100
- Taylor Hall: +1500
- Bruins win 3-1: +2400
- Bruins win 4-2: +2000
- Panthers win 3-2: +1300
- Panthers win 6-4: +9500
Panthers vs. Bruins Prediction: Bruins Moneyline
The Boston Bruins have been the NHL’s top team since November and there’s no first-round exodus on the horizon for the winners of the President’s Trophy. With center and team captain Patrice Bergeron back in the first line, the Bruins will take care of business in South Florida and punch their ticket to the second round — with Lord Stanley’s Cup in their sights.
Our Panthers vs. Bruins best bet is the Boston Bruins straight-up but it’s understandable if you don’t want to pay that much juice on a moneyline bet. These are a few parlay bets for Game 6 tonight that’ll offer plus-money returns for bettors.
- Boston Bruins Moneyline + Under 6.5: +187
- Boston Bruins 60-minute Moneyline + David Pastrnak Anytime Goal Scorer: +225
- Boston Bruins -1.5 + Highest Scoring Period (3rd): +509
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