Boston Bruins at Florida Hockey Betting

Hockey betting on Saturday has two teams fighting to stay in the playoff picture as the Florida Panthers host the Boston Bruins.

Neither team has played well lately so emotions should be high in this hockey bet matchup.

Hockey betting has the Bruins on the last leg of a four-game road trip on Saturday.   Boston finally broke their long hockey betting losing streak last Sunday as they defeated Montreal and they followed that up by beating Buffalo.  The Bruins still have a lot of problems though, particularly on offense. The Bruins simply can’t score enough goals to win. They are last in the league in scoring and that really puts the pressure on goaltender Tim Thomas or the backup.  The Bruins are good on defense, as they are fourth in the league but it is tough to continually win 2-1 games in hockey betting. Boston has been just about as good on the road as they are at home, which is right around .500 in hockey betting.

The Bruins have won six of the last ten in this hockey betting series against Florida.  The teams split their two meetings earlier this season with the road team winning each time for those making a hockey bet. Both games were very low scoring as the Bruins won 2-1 in Florida while the Panthers won 1-0 in Boston.  That makes sense since neither team can score. Boston has been a team that goes under the hockey bet total at home and on the road.

Florida doesn’t score much more than Boston. They are 24th in the league on offense.  The Panthers haven’t really played any better than Boston has this season and both teams are likely to be on the outside of the playoff picture unless something changes.  The Panthers have the additional problem of not being very good on defense. They are 20th in the league in goals allowed this season and that is not going to get it done in hockey betting when your offense is not that strong. Florida is just barely above .500 at home this season for those making a hockey bet so they are definitely not a bargain. The under may be the better way to go in this game.

You can make a case for either of these teams on Saturday and that should make for a very competitive game between the Bruins and Panthers.