Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 14 (5/14): NHL

Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 14 (5/14): NHL

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Odds

Time 4:30 p.m. EST
Bruins money line +115
Bruins spread +1.5 (-230)
Hurricanes money line -135
Hurricanes spread -1.5 (+190)
Over / under 6
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Boston Bruins Carolina Hurricanes
Record 54-29-5 57-23-8
Road / home record 25-16-3 32-8-4
Streak W1 L1
Goals per game 3.09 3.38
Goals allowed per game 2.66 2.44
Shots per game 36.1 34.1
Shots allowed per game 28.7 28.2
PP % 21.2% 22.0%
PK % 18.53% 11.96%
Over / under record 41-40-7 44-39-5

 

Preview

The Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes meet again at the PNC Arena in Carolina to play the Game 7 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. The Bruins won at home 5-2 in Game 6 to tied again the series.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins have won 3 of the last 4 games and are 25-19 on the road. Boston has a 54-29-5 record overall ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins are 34-20-2 in conference play. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3 goals and 5.3 assists.

Marchand has 32 goals and 47 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has eight goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Bruins are 6-4, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 5.1 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have lost 3 of the last 4 games against the Bruins and are 32-12 at home with a 57-23-8 overall ranking 1st in the Metropolitan division. The Hurricanes are 33-17-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Carolina ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.6.

Nino Niederreiter has scored five goals and added three assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Hurricanes are 7-3, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Boston are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Carolina's last 8 games against Boston.

Carolina are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Bruins took control of the series at home beating the Canes in the 3 games but now they return to the PNC Arena where the Hurricanes dominated them. The overall score in the 3 games played in Carolina is 15-4 favoring the Canes. Boston gave quite a fight in this series but they'll struggle again on the road so take the Hurricanes to win.

PICK: Hurricanes ML (-135)

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