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Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Prediction, Odds & Player Props – Game 5

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated May 14, 2024 · 11:14 AM PDT

Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak passes the puck past Florida Panthers defenseman Niko Mikkola
May 12, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) passes the puck past Florida Panthers defenseman Niko Mikkola (77) during the third period in game four of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Boston Bruins are heavy underdogs in a do-or-die Game 5 against Florida
  • We’ve made our Bruins vs Panthers prediction for Tuesday, including player props
  • Read below for Bruins vs Panthers prediction, odds and player props

The Boston Bruins face a do-or-die situation as they take on the Florida Panthers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. The puck drops at 7:00 PM ET at the Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida, with the game televised on ESPN.

The Panthers hold a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series after winning the past three games, including two in Boston. The Bruins enter the game as significant underdogs, with the Panthers heavily favored to close out the series on home ice.

We’ve made our Bruins vs Panthers prediction for Game 5, plus identified a couple player props worth wagering on.

Bruins vs Panthers Prediction

After a strong start in Game 1, the Bruins have struggled to match the Panthers’ intensity and offensive firepower. Florida has outscored Boston 15-5 over the past three games, showcasing their firepower, depth and ability to adapt.

The Bruins’ chances of extending the series have been dealt a significant blow with the absence of their captain, Brad Marchand, who will miss Game 5 due to an upper-body injury sustained in Game 3. Marchand’s leadership, offensive contributions, and ability to get under the skin of his opponents will be missed.

The Panthers’ momentum, home-ice advantage, and the Bruins’ injury woes make it difficult to envision a scenario where Boston can pull off the upset. The Panthers have been playing with a sense of purpose and determination, eager to prove that last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Final was no fluke.

The Cats have shown an ability to weather the storm, bounce back from adversity, and find ways to win, even when not at their best. Ultimately, I predict that the Panthers will come out firing on all cylinders, feeding off the energy of their home crowd and the opportunity to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.

Look for Florida to utilize their speed, skill, and physicality to overwhelm the Bruins, who will put up a valiant fight but ultimately fall short. I expect a high-scoring affair, with the Panthers winning in regulation and sending the Bruins home for the summer.

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Bruins vs Panthers Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
BOS Bruins +1.5 (-155) +170 Over 5.5 (-102)
FLA Panthers -1.5 (+130) -208 Under 5.5 (-115)

The Panthers are heavily favored to win Game 5, with the moneyline odds at -208 (bet $208 to win $100), implying a 67.5% probability of a Panthers victory. The Bruins, on the other hand, are significant underdogs at +170 (bet $100 to win $170), with an implied probability of just 37.0%.

The odds reflect the Panthers’ dominant performance in the past three games and the Bruins’ struggles without their captain, Marchand. Additionally, the Panthers have the advantage of playing at home, where they have been nearly unbeatable, winning nine of their past ten games dating back to the regular season.

The over/under for the game is set at 5.5 goals, with the over being a good bet at -102 (bet $102 to win $100). This implies a 50.5% probability of the game having six or more goals. Given the high-scoring nature of the series and the Panthers’ offensive prowess, the over seems like a solid wager.

BOS-FLA Player Props

Here are some of the Boston vs Florida player props available for Tuesday’s NHL game:

Player Anytime Goalscorer Shots on Goal (O/U) Points (O/U)
Sam Reinhart +125 3.5 (+124o/-160u) 0.5 (+165o/-215u)
David Pastrnak +135 3.5 (-135o/+105u) 0.5 (-195o/+150u)
Carter Verhaeghe +135 3.5 (+114o/-145u) 0.5 (-200o/+154u)
Matthew Tkachuk +140 3.5 (-125o/-105u) 0.5 (-230o/+175u)
Aleksander Barkov +180 2.5 (-120o/-110u) 0.5 (-215o/+165u)
Jake DeBrusk +260 1.5 (-150o/+120u) 0.5 (+114o/-145u)
Sam Bennett +275 1.5 (-195o/+150u) 0.5 (+114o/-145u)
Vladimir Tarasenko +295 1.5 (-145o/+114u) 0.5 (+114o/-145u)
Anton Lundell +320 1.5 (-160o/+124u) 0.5 (+114o/-145u)
Evan Rodrigues +330 2.5 (+145o/-190u) 0.5 (+145o/-190u)

Here are some NHL prop bets to consider for Tuesday’s NHL clash:

Aleksander Barkov Anytime Goal (+180)

Barkov has been a driving force for the Panthers, tallying eight points in the first four games of the series. The Finnish star scored his third goal of the series in Game 4 and is great value to find the back of the net again in this crucial Game 5.

David Pastrnak Over 3.5 shots (-135):

Pastrnak has been one of the few bright spots for the Bruins in this series and will need to step up in Marchand’s absence. Pasta potted his first goal of the series in Game 4 and should build on that momentum in Game 5. With the season on the line, look for the sniper to clear his shot prop.

Brandon Montour Over 2.5 shots (-110):

Montour has been a consistent offensive threat from the blue line, clearing this total in four of his past five games. As the quarterback of the Panthers’ top power-play unit, he should have ample opportunities to put pucks on net.

Injury Report

The most significant injury news for this game is the absence of Bruins captain Brad Marchand. Marchand, who leads the team with 10 points in the playoffs, will miss Game 5 due to an upper-body injury sustained from a hit by Sam Bennett in Game 3. His absence is a massive blow to the Bruins’ chances of extending the series.

For the Panthers, forward Sam Reinhart is expected to be available despite leaving Game 4 early in the third period after being hit in the face with the puck. Reinhart’s presence is crucial for the Panthers’ offensive depth and power-play success.

 

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