- The Boston Bruins are -125 home favorites over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of their Stanley Cup Eastern Conference opening-round series on Thursday, May 12
- Carolina leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can wrap up the set with one more victory
- Below, see the Game 6 Hurricanes vs Bruins odds and best bets
The author of the Iliad and the Odyssey is also telling the story so far of the Stanley Cup series between the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins.
Five games into the set, it’s been a homer series.
Leading this best-of-seven affair 3-2. Carolina will look to break this trend and wrap up the series with a victory in Game 6 at Boston.
The NHL betting lines are suggesting that isn’t going to be happening. Oddsmakers like the Bruins as -125 home favorites. Carolina won twice at Boston during the regular season by a combined margin of 13-1.
Hurricanes vs Bruins Odds
|Carolina Hurricanes||+1.5 (-240)||O 6 (+105)||+105|
|Boston Bruins||-1.5 (+200)||U 6 (-125)||-125|
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The puck will be dropping inside TD Garden at 7pm ET on Thursday, May 12. Tune in to TNT to catch the broadcast.
Boston vs Carolina NHL Betting Trends
At a favored moneyline of -125, the Bruins are being given an implied probability of victory of 55.56%. As far as the NHL betting trends are concerned, the public appears to be of the belief that the Hurricanes are about to whip up on Boston.
Trocheck 🤢 pic.twitter.com/8yz9BJMXX1
— Nasty Knuckles (@NastyKnuckles) May 3, 2022
In puckline wagering, 58% of the bets placed against the spread are on the Hurricanes +1.5 Of note here is that in the last eight Bruins-Hurricanes games, the winning team is 8- 0 on the puckline. Moneyline splits are showing 58% of the bets are on the Hurricanes at +105 odds. In terms of the total, 87% of the public bets are on the Under (6), even though the under has yet to pay in this series.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Recent Results
|5/2/2022||Carolina 5 Boston 1||CAR||CAR||Over|
|5/4/2022||Carolina 5 Boston 2||CAR||CAR||Over|
|5/6/2022||Boston 4 Carolina 2||BOS||BOS||Over|
|5/8/2022||Boston 5 Carolina 2||BOS||BOS||Over|
|5/10/2022||Carolina 5 Boston 1||CAR||CAR||Push|
Entering postseason play, Carolina forward Vincent Trocheck had never enjoyed a multi-point game in the Stanley Cup play. He’s counted two of them in this series. That’s including a 1-2-3 performance in Game 5. With 3-4-7 numbers, he’s garnered more points in this series than in his first 19 NHL playoff games (2-4-6). Defenseman Tony DeAngelo shares the Stanley Cup lead with seven assists.
6 Bruins Forwards with 0 Points https://t.co/KSugmobwtr
— jonathan davis (@westcoasthky) May 11, 2022
Beyond the so-called Perfection Line of Patrice Bergeron (three goals), Brad Marchand (three) and David Pastrnak (two), Taylor Hall (two) and Jake DeBrusk (one) are the only Boston forwards with goals in the series. Seven Bruins forwards are goalless in the series.
Carolina vs Boston Injury Report
Carolina is without #1 goalie Frederik Andersson (lower-body), defenseman Jake Gardiner (hip/back) and forward Jordan Martinook (lower-body).
If Hampus Lindholm plays, he would most likely displace Matt Grzelcyk or Mike Reilly. Bruins have been outscored 6-2 at 5v5 with Grzelcyk on the ice, per Natural Stat Trick.
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) May 11, 2022
Boston defenseman Hampus Lindholm (concussion) is questionable for Game 5. Bruins defenseman Jakub Zboril (knee) and forward Jesper Froden (lower-body) are out.
Now In Goal For Boston
It’s never a good thing to be going into Game 6 of a playoff series facing elimination and uncertain of which goalie should be getting the start. But that’s the predicament that the Bruins are facing.
Veteran Linus Ullmark lost the first two games at Carolina. Rookie Jeremy Swayman posted two wins in Boston but got shelled in Game 5. Does Boston coach Bruce Cassidy roll the dice again with the rookie, or does he turn to the vet with the season on the line? The scuttlebutt is that he’s leaning toward the latter option.
Vinny Trocheck with the empty netter and it’s 5-1. Another lopsided, ugly loss in Carolina. Wonder if the Bruins consider Linus Ullmark in Game 6? Really tough call
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) May 11, 2022
Changing to rookie Jeremy Swayman at home, he’s been solid in the two Boston victories. But now he gets tested on the road for the first time in his Stanley Cup career. In his only career start at Carolina, Swayman and the Bruins were beaten 3-0 on Oct. 28.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Projected Starting Goalies
Missing #1 goalie Andersson, the Canes welcomed back #2 goalie Antti Raanta for Game 4. He’d missed Game 3 after being shaken up in Game 2 in a collision with Boston’s David Pastrnak.
"You try to get some sleep and your ears are still ringing."
— Bally Sports: Canes (@CanesOnBally) May 11, 2022
Raanta has allowed just two goals in three home playoff games. But he allowed four in his one start in the series at Boston.
Hurricanes vs Bruins Game 6 Prediction
It really is a tale of two series in this set. Carolina, a +500 pick to win the East in the NHL Conference odds, is 3-0 at home and has outscored the Bruins 15-4. Boston is 2-0 at home and has outscored the Hurricanes 9-4.
Will this bizarre home trend hold forth in Game 6? The Bruins are coming back to their house licking their wounds and well aware that they need to get more from their bottom-nine forwards in order to survive.
Take the Canes to win outright.
Pick: Carolina Hurricanes ML (+105)