The top seeded Boston Bruins are one win away from getting to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They host the Florida Panthers in Game 5 of this series on Wednesday, with a chance to advance on home ice. Keep reading for our NHL predictions for Panthers vs Bruins Game 5 from TD Garden.
Panthers vs Bruins Game 5 Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Bruins -1.5 (+110)|
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This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Why Bet the Bruins:
✅ The Bruins should have one of their major weapons back for this game, as Patrice Bergeron is set to return from an upper body injury.
✅ Boston has all the momentum in this series after scoring the last three goals to win Game 4 in blowout fashion.
✅ The Bruins 35-5-3 at home this season combined across the regular season and playoffs.
The Florida Panthers come into Wednesday down 3-1 to the Boston Bruins in their first round playoff series in the Eastern Conference. It looked for a while like the Panthers were set to compete to win Game 4, as they had a chance to even this series at 2-2. But three straight Bruins goals in the third period turned a one-goal game into a blowout loss for Florida.
Now, facing elimination, the Panthers will have to find a way to dig in defensively to prolong this series. The Panthers have allowed three or more goals in every game of this series, and another poor defensive showing could mean the end of this Panthers vs Bruins series.
The Boston Bruins are a game away from moving onto the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they would face the winner of the Maple Leafs vs Lightning series. Boston has had its way with the Panthers offensively all series long, scoring four goals per game through the first four games of this series. With Patrice Bergeron set to come back for the Bruins, their offense could be even better in Game 5.
Boston’s ability to win without their captain or their second line center this postseason has been extremely impressive. As a result, the Bruins enter Wednesday’s action as +220 favorites to win the Stanley Cup. A win here would only improve those odds.