Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 2 (5/2): NHL

Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 2 (5/2): NHL

Credit: photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Bruins money line -105
Bruins spread +1.5 (-270)
Hurricanes money line -115
Hurricanes spread -1.5 (+220)
Over / under 5.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Boston Bruins Carolina Hurricanes
Record 51-26-5 54-20-8
Road / home record 25-13-3 29-8-4
Streak L1 W6
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 36-40-6 39-39-4

 

Preview

The Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes will meet at at the PNC Arena in Carolina to play Game 1 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. This is the third time these teams face off this season, the Canes won all of the 3 head to head games in the regular season.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins won 4 of their last 5 games of the regular season and are 25-16 on the road. Boston has a 51-26-5 record overall ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins are 31-17-2 in conference play. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.3 assists.

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 40 goals and has 77 points. Brad Marchand has 80 pts 32 goals and 48 assists for the Bruins.

In their last 10 games the Bruins are 6-4, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.9 penalties and 12.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .914 save percentag

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have won 6 games in a row and are 29-12 at home with a 54-20-8 overall ranking 1st in the Metropolitan division. The Hurricanes are 30-14-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Carolina ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.6.

Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 81 points, scoring 37 goals and adding 44 assists. Seth Jarvis has 9 points over the last 10 games for Carolina.

In their last 10 games the Hurricanes are 8-2, averaging 4 goals, six assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with an .893 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games.

Boston are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Carolina's last 18 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.

Prediction

The Hurricanes are ranked #2 in defense in the NHL and allow and average of 2.4 gpg. They dominated the Bruins in the regular season beating them 3 times and the games weren't even close. The Bruins are averaging 3 goals per game but will struggle again against the Canes defense. Take the Hurricanes to win.

PICK: Hurricanes ML (-115)

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