Florida vs Boston: prediction for the NHL fixture
The Panthers take on the Bruins in the NHL on Saturday. What to expect from this game? Look out for our prediction below.
Florida are currently in 11th place in the East with a total of 52 points. They looked decent recently, but then lost three straight games. The Panthers suffered defeats to the Rangers (2:6), Pittsburgh (6:7 ОТ), and Los Angeles (3:4). Paul Maurice's men concede three to four goals per game, and often struggle to score more than that. Florida will play several games at home now, but their opponents will all be tough.
Boston are the leaders of the East, 10 points clear of other contenders. After a six-game winning streak and impressive victories over San Jose (4:0) and Montreal (4:2), the Bruins lost to Tampa (2:3). In most games, Boston score a lot while showing solid defensive play - they allow just over two goals per game, which is the best record in the league. They lost only five away games in regulation this season.
Ставка Boston IT over 3.5 goals
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, Boston scored more than 3 goals.
Ставка 1st period: total over 1.5 goals
In 3 out of 4 meetings between the clubs, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
Bosotn must get two points in this game - they hardly ever lose two games in a row, and after a defeat to Tampa, the Bruins will be seeking redemption. Florida are in poor form, it is unlikely they will put up a fight against the leaders of the Eastern Conference.
Our prediction - Boston to win
Most head-to-head games were high-scoring. Florida stick to open hockey, and most games with their participation are exciting to watch. We predict a proper barn-burner here.
Second bet - total over 6.5 goals