The 2022 Stanley Cup begins Monday, May 2, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, so we’ve compiled the greatest Bruins vs. Hurricanes betting pick as well as the most recent odds update.
The Hurricanes are -120 moneyline favorites, while the Bruins are +100 road underdogs at the best Boston betting sites. Also, the top Carolina gambling apps list the total at 5.5 goals.Carolina has beaten Boston three times this season, including twice in the playoffs.
The Toronto Maple Leafs (21-49-5) ended the season on a high note, defeating the Boston Bruins (51-26-5) by a score of 5-2 in Game No. 162. They came to an end to their four-game winning streak and finished fourth in the Atlantic Division with 107 points.
The Boston Bruins were scoring over three goals per game while giving up less than thre in a retur. Brad Marchand leads the way for the Boston Bruins with eighty points (thtirty-two goals and forty-eight assists); David Pastrnak accounted for forty goals and thirty-seven dishes, while Patrice Bergeron added twenty-five goals
In game 1, Linus Ullmark is expected to keep the cage safe. Last season, the 28-year-old netminder went 26-10-2 with a 2.45 GAA and .917 save percentage.He has been better lately, allowing just six goals in his past five starts. He was a popular fantasy sleeper pick during the 2017-18 season, eventually recording 12 wins and 220 saves during the campaign while ranking eighth among all goalies who played at least 25 games.
The Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8) had a good season. They beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 this past Thursday. This was the Hurricances 6th win in a row. The Hurricanes also became the first team in franchise history to win the Metropolitan Division title.
The Hurricanes had the league’s worst defense, allowing just 2.44 goals per game in the regular season. Carolina was scoring 3.38 goals per game (9th). Carolina’s top guns were Sebastian Aho (81 points, 37 goals and 44 assists), who was named MVP of the game, and Andrei Svechnikov (30 goals, 39 assists).
Game 1 will be without Frederik Andersen (35-14-3; 2.17 GAA; .922 SV%), who is out due to a lower-body problem, so Antti Raanta will start in goal for the Hurricanes. In 2021-22, Crawford posted a 15-5-4 record with a 2.45 GAA and .912 save percentage. Raanta has prevailed in four consecutive starts, allowing nine goals along the way.
The Hurricanes’ losing Frederik Andersen is a significant hit, but they’ve nonetheless gone undefeated in six games without their first-choice goaltender. Carolina appears to be a strong defensive outfit, and the Hurricanes will look to continue their domination of the Bruins despite Andersen’s absence.
The Hurricanes have outscored the Bruins 16-1 in their first three meetings this season, and Boston has failed to score on two occasions. The first NHL betting round of the playoffs will be much more competitive, and playing before the home crowd should help the Hurricanes.
Over the previous two encounters, Miami has scored 13 goals while surrendering just one. They’ve beaten the Bruins 3-0 in their initial regular season match, and I don’t expect a high-scoring game in their first meeting during the playoffs.
The Bruins are 9-1 in their previous 10 games at home, including 4-0 against the Hurricanes. Also, 13 of Carolina’s past 18 games at home have gone under the total.