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Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes square off at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday night for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, a best-of-seven series. The series is tied 2-2. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.

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Score Prediction

Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2

Best Bet

Hurricanes -141
Under 6 (-108)

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BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES PREDICTIONS

This series has been all about the home cooking. Carolina dominated in the first two games in Raleigh, winning 5-1 in Game 1, and 5-2 in Game 2 despite losing starting goaltender Antti Raanta to an injury early in the game. Rookie Pyotr Kochetkov took over in relief and picked up the win. The rookie then started Game 3, and that's when the series shifted. Boston doubled up Kochetkov and Carolina by a 4-2 score in Game 3 as the total pushed, and then Boston ran away with a 5-2 victory in Game 4 to level the series.

The B's used Linus Ullmark in net for both games in Raleigh, and he was worked over. Jeremy Swayman took the reins in Boston and allowed a total of four goals, so it's almost a certainty that we'll see Swayman against Raanta. Frederik Andersen has been skating on his own, as he makes his way back from a lower-body injury, but there are no indications Carolina's No. 1 netminder will be back anytime soon.

You have to figure at some point that the road team is going to come through, and the B's have the momentum in the series right now. But the Canes had it heading to Boston, too, and were a completely different team on the road. Expect the home trend to continue, at least for Game 5.

BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ODDS

Bruins +128
Hurricanes -141
Bruins +1.5 (-200)
Hurricanes -1.5 (+185)
Over 5.5 (-133)
Under 6 (-108)

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BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Metropolitan
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Location: Raleigh, N.C.
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 7 p.m. ET

BOSTON BRUINS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 53-28-5
  • ATS: 35-51
  • O/U: 39-39-8

Head coach Bruce Cassidy made the switch from Ullmark to Swayman in the crease, and it has paid dividends. That's not to say Ullmark might not have fed off the home crowd energy and had similar results, but it appears it's the Swayman Show now.

Boston heads into this game with at least two goals in each of the past three playoff games, averaging 3.0 goals per outing so far. The B's have yielded two or more goals in all four playoff games, and five in a row overall.

The B's have won six of the past nine games overall, but they're just 1-4 in the past five games on the road, including 0-2 in Raleigh, losing the first two playoff games by a combined score of 10-3.

On totals, it's all about the OVER, going 4-0-1 in the past five for the Bruins, and 4-0 in the previous four on the road, while also cashing in each of the past four as an underdog.

CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 56-22-8
  • ATS: 43-43
  • O/U: 40-41-5

Andersen remains sidelined due to the knee injury he suffered at Colorado back on April 16, and Jordan Martinook will be sidelined for Game 4 due to a lower-body injury. Derek Stepan will likely draw in for Marty.

The Hurricanes had won eight consecutive games before dropping both outings in Boston. They're 7-0 in the previous seven games as a favorite, however. The Canes have also won five of the past seven games overall, while the home team has cashed in each of the past four meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the past five meetings in this series, too.

For totals, the OVER has connected at a 6-0-1 clip across the past seven outings for the Hurricanes, while the OVER is 5-2 in the past seven home games, while the OVER is 4-0 in the past four as a favorite, too.

The Hurricanes look to dump the Bruins in Game 5 and get back on track. (Getty Images)

BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES PREDICTIONS

The Caniacs will be at full throat at PNC Arena for Game 5. When the Carolina faithful sent the Hurricanes off to Boston, the Canes held a 2-0 series lead, outscoring Boston 10-3. Now, the Canes come back looking for some home cooking, in need of a victory with the series square at 2-2.

We haven't seen the road team win yet in this series, and we'll have to wait a little bit longer. The Bruins just haven't been the same team away from home, not just in this series, but overall. This might be a lower scoring game, too, despite the fact the trends point to the OVER for both teams. Call it a gut feeling, call it whatever you want, but as the intensity of a playoff series ratchets up, the scoring usually goes way down. We've seen a lot of scoring, with the OVER 3-0-1 in this series so far, and the OVER 20-12 in 32 playoff games overall among all teams. But look for goals to be at more of a premium in this game, and we might even have our first overtime game, too.

BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING TRENDS

  • Bruins are 6-3 in the past nine games overall.
  • Bruins are 1-4 in the past five road games.
  • Bruins are 1-4 in the past five as an underdog.
  • Hurricanes are 8-2 in the past 10 games overall.
  • Hurricanes are 7-0 in the past seven as a favorite.
  • OVER is 4-0-1 in the past five games for the Bruins.
  • OVER is 4-0 in the past four road games for the Bruins.
  • OVER is 4-0 in the past four as an underdog for the Bruins.
  • OVER is 6-0-1 in the past seven games for the Hurricanes.
  • OVER is 5-2 in the past seven home games for the Hurricanes.
  • OVER is 4-0 in the past four as a favorite for the Hurricanes.
  • Hurricanes are 5-2 in the past seven meetings.
  • Home team is 4-0 in the past four meetings.
  • Favorite is 5-0 in the past five meetings.
  • OVER is 5-0-1 in the past six meetings.
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