Hurricanes, Bruins Both In Back-To-Back
The Boston Bruins remain the best team in the league with 56 wins under their belt with a handful of games left in the regular season. They’ve already clinched everything that you could imagine and haven’t slowed down.
In fact, if you’ve seen the latest NHL news, Boston has won its last six games coming into this road date with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Meanwhile, Carolina has won three out of their last four games including a big win over Toronto on Saturday.
Which of these teams is the best bet in this spot?
Bruins Have Won 6 Straight
Boston’s offense is elite but the defense and goaltending have keyed this winning streak. In that span, those who bet online have yet to see them allow an opponent to score more than two goals.
They have two shutouts during those games, held two teams to one goal, and the remaining two teams to two. Talk about a dominating stretch of play from this goaltending tandem of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman.
Speaking of Swayman, he’s likely to get the nod in the net. Boston has been alternating their goalies consistently of late and Ullmark got the win in their previous matchup. If you’re looking at the NHL lines, don’t worry though. Swayman is more than capable of winning games.
Just in the month of March, he’s put together a 4-2-0 record, a stellar 1.69 GAA, and a phenomenal .940 save percentage. His numbers are through the roof lately and he’ll aim to keep the trend alive.
Hurricanes Hoping for Upset
The Hurricanes must feel like they’ve been chasing the Bruins all season and this could be a great opportunity to prove to themselves that they can beat them.
We’ve seen them put together a strong season but they’ve been slightly inconsistent of late. Much of that can be attributed to a few major injuries on their roster.
Losing Andrei Svechnikov for the remainder of the year was a massive blow considering that he has the third most points on the team with 55 of them. Carolina is also without one of their best goalies in Antti Raanta, a guy who’s 16-2-3 overall.
The Hurricanes have to lean on their remaining weapons to lift them if they’re to cash in the sportsbook. We’ve seen them score five goals in three out of their last six games coming into this one, winning each of those matchups.
Another strong offensive showing from them could clinch a win over a strong Boston team that they have beaten already this year.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Game Injuries
Bruins vs Hurricanes Head-to-Head
These two teams have met up twice, with each coming away with a victory in those games.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Information
- Game: Bruins (56-11-5) vs Hurricanes (47-16-8)
- Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
- Day/Time: Sunday, 5:00 p.m. ET
- Bruins vs Hurricanes Live Stream: NHL.TV
Bruins vs Hurricanes Betting Lines
Bruins vs Hurricanes Picks & Prediction
Both teams play well in back-to-backs as Boston is 8-3 while Carolina is 8-2.
Boston hasn’t lost much this season but when coming off a loss to an opponent, the Bruins are 16-4 getting revenge. With the low price here, it feels like they’re the better option for your NHL picks.
Carolina is listed at -120 in our Vegas lines. So, if you wager $100 on the Hurricanes, there’s a chance to win $83. Boston is Ev with a chance to win $100 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Bruins a 50.00% chance to win, with the Hurricanes at 54.55%.