The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins throw down in Game 1 of a best of seven NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Finals on Thursday, May 9. Both teams head into the finals hot. Will Carolina continue their impressive win streak, or will Boston protect their home ice? Keep reading for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Hurricanes-Bruins Game 1!
Hurricanes vs Bruins NHL Playoffs Game 1 Odds, Preview, and Pick
Eight wins down, eight to go. #TakeWarningECF Preview » https://t.co/ONObEuG52J pic.twitter.com/vyH04W6dBV — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) May 8, 2019
- When: Thursday, May 9 at 8:00pm ET
- Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
- TV: NBCS / CBC
- Radio: Carolina / Boston
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Bruins -150
Why Carolina Hurricanes are a good bet to win at +130?
Carolina has played like a team possessed. They haven’t lost since Washington beat them 0-6 on April 20. The Hurricanes have won 6 straight.
The 6 straight victories includes sweeping the New York Islanders in 4 games. Even though Carolina heads into this Game 1 match the underdog, they’ve played so well that it’s impossible to look past them. If Carolina remains hot on Thursday night, they’ll beat the Boston Bruins.
- 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?
It took the Bruins a few games to get on track versus Columbus, but they finally did. Boston was down 1 game to 2 games before getting hot.
Starting in Game 4, the Bruins dominated. They beat Columbus 4-1 on May 2. On May 3, they beat the Blue Jackets 4-3. Then in a road game on May 6, Boston dominated the Blue Jackets 3-0. Boston’s finally playing like the Stanley Cup favorites. They’ll be tough to deal with on May 9.
- 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 Hockey Betting Trends for Hurricanes vs Bruins
- Hurricanes are 6-0 in their last 6 versus a team with a winning record
- Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last 5 games after a win
- Hurricanes are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings
- Bruins are 9-2 in their last 11 versus the Metropolitan
- Bruins are 6-2 in their last 8 overall
- Bruins are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Boston
Hurricanes vs Bruins Game 1 NHL Betting Analysis
The Hurricanes are hot. So are the Boston Bruins. The real key to this matchup will be whether or not the Bruins really turned the corner. Boston hadn’t played well at all early in the series versus the Blue Jackets.
They stepped it up in the final 3 games. Although Carolina impressed versus the New York Islanders, Boston seemed to turn the switch. Turning the switch means the Bruins are the team to beat to win the Stanley Cup. They’re also 6-2 versus the Hurricanes in the last 8 meetings.
Boston will step it up enough for a solid Game 1 win in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday night.
2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Pick: Bruins -150