Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins Game 3 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated May 06, 2022

The Carolina Hurricanes have a chance to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second round Eastern Conference playoff series when they travel to Boston for Game 3 on Friday.

Carolina
54-20-6-2
AT
May 06, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
51-26-3-2
Puckline +1.5 -238
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +5.5

61%

Betting Action

39%

Puckline -1.5 +197
Moneyline -138
Over / Under u +5.5

61%

Betting Action

39%

The playoff series between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Bruins shifts over to Boston for Game 3. The Hurricanes have taken this series by storm, winning each of the first two games. This is now five straight games that have played out the same way with Carolina dominating each time. What’s going to change in Game 3? Let’s take a closer look.

The Bruins are -134 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Hurricanes vs. Bruins NHL Betting Odds

The Hurricanes have won their last eight games overall and their last six when going up against a team from the Eastern Conference. They are winners of six of their past eight games played on a Friday and are 41-15 straight up when going up against a team that just allowed five or more goals in their last outing. The over has cashed in all five of their recent games and five of their last six on the road.

Meanwhile, the Bruins are 40-17 in games where they are listed as the favourite and 37-18 in their past 55 matchups when playing at home. However, they have lost four out of their past five games in the playoffs when being hit with the favourite tag. Unlike Carolina though, Boston has watched the under cash out in five of their last six games played at home.

Carolina Hurricanes

Some might have thought that Carolina would struggle to regain balance when their starting goaltender Antti Raanta left with injury in Game 2 but it didn’t matter. If you’re keeping track, the Hurricanes are now down to their third-stringer (as Frederik Andersen has also been out) and it hasn’t mattered. Rookie goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov was the player that tended the net when Raanta came out and he played great. He had 30 saves on the night.

Another small snippet from Game 2 showed that Carolina had no problem getting tough with Boston. After all, their coach had been talking about the Bruins trying to intentionally injure their goaltenders earlier in the series and they’ve showed a backbone – even if their goaltender got injured. Either way, the Hurricanes are motivated to knock this team out of contention and will be playing for their hurt goalie.

Boston Bruins

While goaltending for the Hurricanes was really good despite them being on their third stringer, Boston had different luck. Starter Linus Ullmark just allowed four or more goals for the second straight game. He had 29 saves in Game 2 but it just wasn’t enough to stay competitive throughout the night. On top of that, the penalty issues were apparent for Boston. They ended the night with 13 penalties for 28 total minutes, which is just something you can’t afford to do against a talented team like Carolina. Moving forward, the Bruins have a lot to clean up.

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