Panthers vs. Bruins Prediction: Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 6, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 5, 2024

The Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins square off in Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Amerant Bank Arena on Monday, May 6, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. Panthers (-171) versus Bruins (+141) has a clear favorite, according to the moneyline odds.

The betting facts in the article below use the latest odds as of May 6, 2024 at 3:12 PM ET. See below the latest odds for this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Panthers vs. Bruins Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: FLA: (-171) | BOS: (+141)
  • Puck line: FLA: -1.5 (156) | BOS: +1.5 (-190)
  • Total: 5.5 — Over: (+103) | Under: (-125)

Injury Report as of May 6

Panthers: Ryan Lomberg: Illness (Questionable), Sam Bennett: Upper Body (Out), Rasmus Asplund: Personal (Questionable)

Bruins: Milan Lucic: Lower Body/Personal (Out), Matthew Poitras: Shoulder (Out), Derek Forbort: Lower Body (Questionable), Danton Heinen: Undisclosed (Questionable), Andrew Peeke: Undisclosed (Questionable), Brandon Carlo: Personal (Questionable)

Panthers vs. Bruins Predictions & Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Panthers
Total Pick Over (5.5)
Spread Pick Bruins (+1.5)

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Panthers vs. Bruins Team Stats

Panthers Avg. (Rank) Bruins Avg. (Rank)
3.23 (11th) Goals Scored 3.21 (13th)
2.41 (1st) Goals Allowed 2.71 (6th)
33.8 (1st) Shots 29.2 (21st)
27.8 (3rd) Shots Allowed 30.5 (21st)

Panthers Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Sam Reinhart 82 57 37 94 233 27 +29
Matthew Tkachuk 80 26 61 87 280 6 +18
Aleksander Barkov Jr. 73 23 57 80 193 4 +33
Carter Verhaeghe 76 34 38 72 246 9 +17
Vladimir Tarasenko 76 23 32 55 155 3 +13

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Bruins Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
David Pastrnak 82 47 63 110 381 12 +23
Brad Marchand 82 29 38 67 207 7 +4
Pavel Zacha 78 21 38 59 148 6 +14
Charlie Coyle 82 25 34 59 145 7 -1
Charlie McAvoy 74 12 36 48 133 1 +4

Betting Trends

  • The Panthers have won 69.0% of their games this season when they’ve been a moneyline favorite (49-22).
  • The Panthers have an implied moneyline win probability of 63.1% in this contest.
  • This season the Bruins have won 10 of the 16 games, or 62.5%, in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • The moneyline set in this contest implies a 41.5% chance of victory for the Bruins.
  • In 40 of 87 matches this season, Florida and its opponent have combined for more than 5.5 goals.
  • Boston has combined with its opponent to score over 5.5 goals in 40 of 89 games this season.

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