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Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes 5/2/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Odds & Info

Game Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins
Date & Time Monday May 2, 2022, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
PNC Arena Raleigh, NC
Latest odds
CAR -120 ; O/U 5.5
TV Channel
ESPN

The Boston Bruins visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday for Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference first-round best-of-seven series. Boston finished the regular season 51-26-5 with 107 points and was a wildcard entrant into the Eastern Conference playoffs. Boston was defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 in their final game of the regular season on Friday.

David Pastrnak is the leading goal scorer for Boston with 40, while Brad Marchand is the leader in assists with 48 and points with 80. In goal, Linus Ullmark is 26-10-2 with a goals-against average of 2.45, save percentage of .917 and one shutout. Boston scores an average of 3.09 goals per game and allows an average of 2.66 goals per game. Boston's power play scores 21.2% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 81.3% of the time.

Carolina finished the regular season 54-20-8 with 116 points and was the winner of the Metropolitan Division. Carolina defeated the New Jersey Devils in its final game of the regular season on Friday 6-3. The Hurricanes won each of their final six games. Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored one goal and added two assists in Carolina’s win over the Devils. The Hurricanes led 4-1 after two periods and coasted to the win.

Sebastian Aho is leading Carolina in goals scored with 37, assists with 44 and points with 81. In goal, Antti Raanta is 15-5-4 with a goals-against average of 2.45, save percentage of .912 and two shutouts. Carolina scores an average of 3.38 goals per game and allows an average of 2.44 goals per game. Carolina's power play scores 22.0% of the time and its penalty kill unit is successful 88.0% of the time.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Boston is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Bruins last 12
  • Carolina is 6-0 in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 16 of the Hurricanes last 22 at home

Free NHL Pick:

Under 5.5

Carolina will win at home against Boston on Monday in Game 1, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in eight of Boston’s last 12 and in 16 of Carolina's last 22 played on its home ice. Boston is fourth in the NHL in goals against with an average of 2.66 per game and Carolina is first with an average of 2.44 goals per game. The UNDER has cashed in four of the last five played by Boston on Carolina’s home ice. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Hurricanes win but our best play is UNDER 3-2.

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