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Carolina HurricanesBoston Bruins
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Odds

18-25-9TEAM RECORD32-14-2

TD Garden hosts an NHL battle between the Boston Bruins and the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Boston will face the 18-25-9 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Bruins are 27-19-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 29-21-2 favoring the OVER.

View Carolina vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-270 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Bruins) and the No. 28 (Hurricanes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.6 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 19.4% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 78.3% of their penalties.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +109 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Bruins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Hurricanes at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing Boston
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Carolina is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Carolina
Boston is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
Boston is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games

Next up:
Carolina home to Los Angeles, Saturday, February 4
Boston home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 4

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