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Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 1 Prediction, Picks and Betting Odds

Kicking off the 2022 NHL Playoffs is a highly anticipated Bruins vs Hurricanes matchup. The Bruins travel to Carolina in search of their first victory against the Hurricanes after losing all three regular season games in a disastrous fashion. The Hurricanes outscored the Bruins 16-1 in their previous meetings but will be without Vezina Trophy finalist Frederik Andersen to start the series as he nurses an undisclosed injury.

Let’s take a look at the NHL playoffs betting odds, trends and picks for the game and give our Bruins vs Hurricanes prediction.

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NHL Playoffs Game 1
Boston Bruins (51-26-5, 25-13-3 Away) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, 29-8-4 Home)
Date: May 2, 2022
Time: 7 PM EST
Venue: PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Coverage: ESPN+

Goaltending: BOS: Linus Ullmark (26-10-2/2.45/.917 – Expected) | CAR: Antti Raanta (15-5-4/2.45/.912 – Confirmed)

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This Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 1 matchup could end up looking different than the rest of the series. With an opposing backup goalie in the net, there is no better opportunity for the Bruins to steal a road game than this. After being shut out twice in the regular season, scoring goals has to be at the top of the Bruins’ priority list.

As the series moves on, these two elite defensive teams will likely get a feel for each other and have to grind out low-scoring victories in order to advance. The game total under will be a popular pick in nearly every game of this series. However, Game 1 is likely to provide some sparks and look more like what we saw in the regular season regarding total scoring.

An in-depth Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL playoffs series preview is available HERE.

Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Betting Odds & Spread

NHL Betting odds for Bruins vs Hurricanes are taken from BetUS Sportsbook.

Moneyline: BOS: (-105) | CAR: (-115)
Puck Line: BOS: +1.5 (-260) | CAR: -1.5 (+220)
Total: 5.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Team Totals: BOS o2.5 (-130) / u2.5 (-110) | CAR o2.5 (-150) / u2.5 (+110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network
 BOS: (40%) | CAR: (60%)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: BOS: (+1600) | CAR: (+1000)

Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 1 Prediction, Picks and Betting Odds
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Bruins vs Hurricanes Prediction

As mentioned above, this Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 1 might be the only time in this series we recommend you bet the over. The Bruins need to prove to themselves they can play with this Carolina squad, while the Hurricanes are going to need to provide some extra insurance in front of their backup goaltender. This feels like a closely-ontested 4-3 type victory, with the Hurricanes edging out the Bruins for an early series lead.

Our NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes prediction tonight will be Hurricanes Moneyline at BetUS

For what it’s worth, numberFire gives the Hurricanes a 55.9% chance to win.

Bruins vs Hurricanes Prediction and Picks

Game Total – o5.5 (-115)

Carolina Hurricanes – ML (-115) / TT o2.5 (-150)

Boston Bruins – TT o2.5 (-130)

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