Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 7 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated May 14, 2022

David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins, 2022

Can the Bruins be the first visiting team to win on the road this series? Or will the Hurricanes take care of business at home in game 7?

Boston
51-26-3-2
AT
May 14, 2022, 4:30 PM ET
PNC Arena
Carolina
54-20-6-2
Puckline +1.5 -214
Moneyline +128
Over / Under o +5.5

33%

Betting Action

67%

Puckline -1.5 +178
Moneyline -154
Over / Under u +5.5

33%

Betting Action

67%

The Boston Bruins have officially forced a Game 7. The trend of the home team winning in every game in this series has continued after Boston came out and played like their season was on the line in Game 6. They won 5-2 but now have to find a way to have success on the road in Carolina. Can the Bruins be the first team to break the road team curse in this series? Or will the Hurricanes take care of business at home like usual?

Bruins vs. Hurricanes NHL Betting Odds

The Bruins are currently 19-8 in their past 27 matchups when allowing their opponent to score two goals or less in their most recent outing. They are 27-13 in their last 40 games overall though to make it even better. Unfortunately, they lost their last four games when getting listed as the underdog and have a similar record in their last four road games. When talking about the total for Boston, the over has a record of 6-0-1 in their last seven games overall up to this point.

Flipping over to the Hurricanes, they have won their last five games when allowing their opponent to score five or more goals in their last outing. They are 9-3 straight up in their past 12 games overall just to top it all off. Similar to the Bruins, the total has watched the over cash out with a record of 8-0-1 in their past nine games against teams in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the past 51 games that the Hurricanes have played the Bruins, the favorite has gone on to win 35 times.

Boston Bruins

Boston understands the tough test that they have in front of them. After all, losing every single game on the road and being forced to play a Game 7 on the road is not the ideal combo. However, this group is as motivated as ever to move onto the next round. Their defense played great during Game 6 with Jeremy Swayman stopping 23 out of just 25 shots attempted on net. Again, their power play showed up as they generated three power plays and scored once. They are able to do this at home but can’t on the road.

If the Bruins are able to keep on playing this intense, physical style, it is going to be very difficult to beat them even on the road. They haven’t been able to do that, though, which is why it makes it tough for bettors to back them.

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina knows that they currently have the advantage in Game 7 due to the home-ice advantage. Starting goaltender, Antti Raanta, has never played in a Game 7 in his career. It’s an incredibly stressful situation to be in and if you aren’t correctly prepared, it could get bad. This team – for the most part – is season with playoff experience.

Carolina was just outhustled in Game 6 – as they have been often in Boston. They were outshot, gave up a power play goal and didn’t do much with their man-advantages. These types of effort stats have gone in their favor when at home, so they’re hoping that’s the case again in the deciding affair.

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