Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): NHL

Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): NHL

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Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Hurricanes money line +110
Hurricanes spread +1.5 (-235)
Bruins money line -130
Bruins spread -1.5 (+195)
Over / under 5.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Carolina Hurricanes Boston Bruins
Record 56-20-8 51-28-5
Road / home record 25-12-4 26-13-2
Streak W8 L3
Goals per game 3.38 3.09
Goals allowed per game 2.44 2.66
Shots per game 34.1 36.1
Shots allowed per game 28.2 28.7
PP % 22.0% 21.2%
PK % 11.96% 18.53%
Over / under record 41-39-4 38-40-6

 

Preview

The Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes will meet at the TD Garden in Boston to play the Game 3 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. The Canes have the lead 2-0 in the series and won all of the 4 head to head games in the regular season.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have won 8 games in a row after beating the Bruins in the first 2 games of the series and are 30-12 on the road with a 56-20-8 overall ranking 1st in the Metropolitan division. The Hurricanes are 32-14-6 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 has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Nino Niederreiter has five goals and three assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Hurricanes are 8-2, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins have lost their last 3 games and are 26-15 at home. Boston has a 51-28-5 record overall ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins are 31-19-2 in conference play. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3 goals and 5.3 assists.

Brad Marchand has 32 goals and 47 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has scored seven goals with four assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Bruins are 6-4, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.7 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Carolina are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.

Carolina are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Boston.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games against Carolina.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Hurricanes have dominated the Bruins the whole season and all points that they're going to sweep them. The Bruins have scored only 4 goals against the Canes this season while the Canes have 26 goals against them this season. I'm staying with the Hurricanes to win again on the road.

PICK: Hurricanes ML (+110)

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