Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 5 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated May 10, 2022

The home team has won the first four games in this first-round playoff series between the Hurricanes and Bruins as Carolina gets set to host Boston for Game 5 on Tuesday.

Boston
51-26-3-2
AT
May 10, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
PNC Arena
Carolina
54-20-6-2
Puckline +1.5 -201
Moneyline +128
Over / Under o +6

29%

Betting Action

71%

Puckline -1.5 +167
Moneyline -154
Over / Under u +6

29%

Betting Action

71%

After getting wiped out in the first three regular season meetings and the first two playoff contests, the Boston Bruins have turned things around. They are now making this series more and more competitive as the games go on. The Bruins ran away with Game 4 by a 5-2 scoreline and have now evened up this series up at two games apiece. The Hurricanes won the first two games of the series at home but have lost both games on the road.

With this the series back in Carolina, maybe it could be an indicator that things will start to bounce their way again? Let’s take a closer look.

The Hurricanes are -153 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Bruins vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

The Bruins are 42-17 in their past 58 when posted as the favourite but they’re now a dog in this spot. On the flip side, the Hurricanes are now 1-6 in their past six playoff games when listed as the dog but they’re favoured in this spot, so that’s a good sign.

The home team has won six out of the last eight meetings between these teams, so home-ice advantage could be the key to Game 5.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins looked great in Game 4, seemingly getting stronger as the game progressed. They quickly fell behind 2-1 early on in the second period before rattling off four unanswered goals, three of them coming in the final period of action. Brad Marchand was responsible for two of them while Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk picked up the rest.

It was clear that their constant attack on the Hurricanes defence paid off and it should be a strategy we see again in Game 5. That aggressive style of play is clearly working as they generated nine power play opportunities in Game 5, scoring on two of them. With the Hurricanes having some injury issues at the goaltending spot, it is making it even more effective for Boston. We’ll see if the Bruins can continue this pace even when they’re on the road in Carolina.

Carolina Hurricanes

If you are wondering what is happening to the Hurricanes, then look no further than their goaltending. Two different players have started in the net in this series: Antti Raanta and Pyotr Kochetkov. Both of them enter this upcoming game with a 1-1-0 record in the postseason. However, Raanta has performed substantially better in that time span. He had a .928 save percentage and only allowed 2.41 goals per game in his two matchups before suffering an injury. Kochetkov has a save percentage of .900 and is allowing 3.31 goals per game. That’s on top of Frederik Andersen – the team’s starter – being out.

The key for Carolina is to stop shooting themselves in the foot. They had nine penalties in Game 4 and six in Game 3. The Bruins had a total of eight power plays through Games 1 and 2, and no power play goals. If the Hurricanes can clean up special teams, they’ll win Game 5.

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