NHL Playoffs: Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Prediction 5/12/19
- Carolina Hurricanes have another chance to steal the ice advantage at home before going home for the third game. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring at 12.2 percent of their power play opportunities.
Teuvo Teravainen leads Carolina with six goals, Jaccob Slavin has 11 assists and Justin Faulk has 41 shots on target. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents’ power games. Petr Mrazek has allowed 24 goals in 257 shots and Curtis McElhinney has dropped four goals in 75 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or fewer goals in six of their last seven games.
Boston Bruins are looking for a fifth consecutive win as they take a solid lead in the 2-0 series. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring in 30 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with six goals, Brad Marchand has 10 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 53 shots on target.
Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents’ power games. Tuukka Rask has abandoned 29 goals in 466 opposing shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or fewer goals in each of their last 10 games.
NHL Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Prediction
Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days off, 3-7 in their last 10 games as a loser and 3-7 in their last 10 games as a loser on the road. The Bruins are 25-8 in their last 33 games playing on 2 days off, 78-38 in their last 116 games as a favorite and 53-23 in their last 76 home favorite games. Hurricanes have 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. The final is 6-2 in the last 8 hurricanes in general. The bass is 5-2 in Bruins last 7 in general.
The Carolina Hurricanes had their chances in the first game, but they crumbled completely in the third period and continue their battles against the Bruins. The Hurricanes have lost six of the last seven games against the Bruins, and are being outscored by an average of 1.7 goals during that span. The Carolina Hurricanes have lost 11 of their last 18 games like a loser and are allowing an average of 3.2 goals per game on the road during these playoffs.
The Boston Bruins have been a completely different team in the month of May and are winning by an average of 2.5 goals during this four-game winning streak. The Bruins have also won 21 of their last 28 games as favorites. I have to side with the local team to take a 2-0 lead in this series.