Bruins vs. Hurricanes Game 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds and Preview – May 2nd, 2022

Round 1 of the 2022 NHL playoffs is about to go underway. Ultimately, this Atlantic and Metropolitan Division clash is a must-watch for hockey and betting fans.

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming 2022 Stanley Cup PLayoffs matchup between the Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets.

Bruins vs. Hurricanes Game 1 Information

  • When: Monday, May 2, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (Bruins) // 99.9 The Fan (Hurricanes)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Bruins (+102) / Hurricanes (-116)

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Why Bet on the Boston Bruins?

The Hurricanes prepare to host the Bruins with an overall record of 54.20-8. This record is enough to bring them to the top of the Metropolitan division. They scored 278 goals in 82 games and averaged 3.38 per game, ranking them ninth in the league. Defensively, Carolina tops the rankings, allowing 2.44 goals per game. Despite not having the toughest schedule in the NHL this season, Carolina’s scoring margin relative to the quality of their opponents ranks fourth in the league so far.

Sebastian Aho is one of Carolina’s top dogs with 81 points. He found the back of the net 37 times on 16.7% shooting. Aho shines during power plays where he found 35.0% of his goals. Right behind him on the leaderboard is Andrei Svechnikof who has 39 assists and 30 goals so far. His offensive presence on ice allowed him to reach a plus-minus rating of +19.0. Keeping the goal safe for the Hurricanes is top goalie Frederik Andersen. The 32-year-old gives up an average of 2.17 goals per game in 52 appearances. He also documented 30 quality starts and holds an impressive quality start percentage.

Why Bet on the Carolina Hurricanes?

The Bruins faced its ups and downs in the season and managed an overall record of 51-25-5. Their record was enough to get them a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Division. Their regular-season featured 253 goals and is the 15th-best record in the NHL. They enter the ice as the fourth-ranked defensive team, limiting teams to 2.69 goals per game. Boston holds a strength schedule similar to Carolina at 29th. However, they can only manage a 12th-best ranking when looking closely into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin.

It’s been a testing season for the Bruins. However, David Pastrnak stepped up and is the second-highest scorer with 77 points, including 37 assists. He converts 12.8% of his shots into goals. Boston benefited from his duo with Brad Marchand. He leads the team in overall points with 32 goals on 13.2% shooting. So far, his offensive efforts are enough to hit a 16 plus-minus rating. Meanwhile, Linus Ullmark is the Bruins’ top goalie who allows 2.45 goals per game.

Bruins vs. Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • The Bruins are 6-4 in their last ten road games.
  • The Bruins allowed four goals or more in three of their last five games.
  • The totals went over once in the Bruins’ last five road games against the Hurricanes.
  • The Hurricanes are 3-2 in their last five games at PNC Arena.
  • The Hurricanes scored four goals or more in three of their last four home games.
  • The totals have gone under in four of the Hurricanes’ last five home games.

Bruins vs. Hurricanes Expert Betting Predictions

The Bruins feature an over-under record of 36-40-6. They show some fragility on the road and hits the over less than half the time, documenting 18-20-3. Boston’s games hit six goals or more over 50% of the time, with 55% of the scoring coming from their side of the ice. On the other hand, the Hurricanes hold onto a 40-45 over-under record. They hit the over less than half the time in front of familiar territory, recording 16-25 this season. A total of 54.0% of their games reached six goals or more with roughly 58% of goals coming from the Hurricanes. The game could swing both ways, but Carolina playing at home played to their benefit in this matchup.

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