After a tough Game 1 loss, the Carolina Hurricanes return to the TD Garden on May 12 to battle the Boston Bruins. While Carolina hopes to even the series, Boston hopes to take a 2 games to 0 series lead. Who will prevail? Keep reading for NBA Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Hurricanes-Bruins Game 2!
Hurricanes vs Bruins Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 2 Lines, Prediction & Pick
- When: Sunday, May 12 at 3:00pm ET
- Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
- TV: NHL
- Radio: Hurricanes / Bruins
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins -150
Why Carolina Hurricanes are a good bet to win at +125?
Carolina bounced in Game 1. There’s no doubt about it. After winning 6 in a row in the playoffs, the Hurricanes lost 2-5 to the Boston Bruins on the road.
Although the loss was bad, it’s not the end of the world. If Carolina has proven anything, it’s that they can come back from bad losses. The Capitals dominated them 6-0 on April 20. The Hurricanes 6-game win streak started after that loss. Carolina should play much better on Sunday than they did in Game 1. That will give them a shot at the upset win.
- Goals For: 3.0
- Shots For: 34.4
- Power Plays: 17.8%
- Face-Offs: 49%
- Goals Against: 2.7
- Shots Against: 28.6
- Penalty Kills: 81.6%
- Shutouts: 5
Why Boston Bruins are a good bet to win at -150?
Boston continued their awesome roll in Game 1. After Columbus took a 2-1 series lead in the conference quarterfinals, the Bruins flipped the switch. They’ve been unreal ever since, racking up 4 straight victories.
Most of the matches haven’t been close. They beat the Blue Jackets 3-0 in the Game 6 win. Then, in Game 1 in this series, they dominated the Hurricanes 5-2. Boston is playing like the Stanley Cup favorites. There’s no reason to believe they suddenly stop playing well in Game 2.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 32.7
- Power Plays: 25.9%
- Face-Offs: 50.7%
- Goals Against: 2.6
- Shots Against: 29.5
- Penalty Kills: 79.9%
- Shutouts: 5
NHL Betting Trends for Hurricanes vs Bruins
- Hurricanes are 6-1 in their last 7 versus the Eastern Conference
- Hurricanes are 6-1 in their last 7 versus a team with a winning record
- Hurricanes are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings
- Home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings
- Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6 Conference Finals games
- Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 versus a team with a winning record
Hurricanes vs Bruins Game 2 NHL Betting Analysis
Carolina has been awesome during the series, but Boston looks like the best remaining team in the NHL Playoffs. In the Game 1 destruction, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask saved 29-of-31 shots. Rask was unbelievable in the net.
Even though Carolina outshot Boston 31-28 overall, the Bruins outshot the Hurricanes 10-6 in the third period. They dominated the third period with 4 goals after the Hurricanes had taken a 2-1 lead.
Boston has that ability to turn it on when they must. Carolina played well for a couple of periods, but the Bruins overwhelmed them in the third. It’s hard to see the Hurricanes bouncing back from that. Boston wins Game 2.
NHL Free Pick: Bruins -150