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Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 4’s NHL Betting Crisis

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The Eastern Conference finals continue this Thursday night with Game 4 of the Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes postseason series. Surprisingly, the Bruins have already built up a 3-0 lead over Carolina and are ready to close things out on the road tonight. So should fans learning how to bet on sports count on Boston closing this thing out this Thursday night? Let’s check up on the NHL online betting sportsbook odds to see what the odds-makers are expecting.

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Thursday, May 16th     

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Sports, NHL TV

NHL Online Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bruins -1½ (+245) 5½ (+105) -115
Hurricanes +1½ (-290) 5½ (-125) -105
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Boston Bruins         

The Bruins enter tonight’s matchup as a slight favorite over the Hurricanes. Since Game 3 saw Boston come out on top 2-1, it looks like the bookmakers are expecting Carolina to bounce back. All things considered, it wouldn’t be that surprising to see Boston close this game out this Thursday night. After all, their goaltender Tuukka Rask has been phenomenal as of late. In fact, he’s only allowed 9 goals in Boston’s last 6 games, which the Bruins have all won. And even if Boston were to come up short tonight, they still have this series in the bag. This is because only 4 teams in NHL history have lost a playoff series following a 3-0 start. Barring some sort of miracle, Boston will surely be competing in the Stanley Cup finals. The only question is how many more games will it take them to get there.

Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (6 G, 10 A, 16 PTS.), David Krejci (4 G, 9 A, 13 PTS.), and Charlie Coyle (6 G, 6 A, 12 PTS.).

Carolina Hurricanes  

The Hurricanes have yet to improve on their power play and they’re suffering. Down 3-games to zero, it’s hard to imagine the locker room having any sort of positive atmosphere. Moreover, it’s difficult to imagine Carolina turning their power play woes around. In game 3, they missed all 5 chances with man advantage, four of which came in the 1st quarter. Had Carolina found success on any of those 4 1st quarter plays, they probably would have had enough momentum and energy to win Game 3. Instead they came up short and are now facing postseason elimination at home.

Players to Watch: Sebastian Aho (5 G, 7A, 12 PTS.), Jaccob Slavin (0 G, 11 A, 11 PTS.), and Teuvo Teravainen (7 G, 3 A, 10 PTS.).

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan division.
  • Boston are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against Carolina.
  • Boston has posted a 30-18 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games this season.
  • Carolina are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
  • Carolina has posted a 25-22 ATS record when playing at home this season

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes matchup? All things considered, taking Boston is the safest way to go. They’ve been manhandling Carolina this whole series and there’s no reason to expect anything different tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction:3-1 Boston.