Boston Bruins take on Hurricanes in hockey test
Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
The Hurricanes get a visit from the Boston Bruins in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 26-10-4 this season, while the Hurricanes are 16-22-2. Boston is 13-24-3 on the totals; Carolina is 18-20-2.
The Hurricanes - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 3.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.9% rate while the Bruins have a 91% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +135 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Hurricanes were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Washington are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bruins at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 17 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Carolina's last 18 games when playing at home against Boston
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Boston home to Ottawa, Monday, April 15
Carolina at Ottawa, Tuesday, April 16