Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins Game 4 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated May 08, 2022

Can the Bruins win a second game in Boston and tie their first round series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4?

Carolina
54-20-6-2
AT
May 08, 2022, 12:30 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
51-26-3-2
Puckline +1.5 -270
Moneyline -112
Over / Under o +5.5

75%

Betting Action

25%

Puckline -1.5 +223
Moneyline -108
Over / Under u +5.5

75%

Betting Action

25%

The entire season, we have seen the Carolina Hurricanes take complete advantage of the Boston Bruins, dominating them at every turn. Boston found a way to turn it all around in Game 3, though, coming away with a 4-2 win. To make this win even more impressive, Carolina hadn’t trailed against Boston in over 325 minutes of game time. They also outscored them 26-3 in previous meetings this season. Will the Bruins be able to turn this into some form of momentum or is this just to be considered a fluke?

Boston is a -120 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Hurricanes vs. Bruins NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

The Hurricanes are 8-1 in their last nine games overall and 6-1 in their last seven matchups against teams in the Eastern Conference. They have also won four of their past five games on the road. Unfortunately, they are 1-5 in their past six playoff games when getting listed as the underdog. Plus, when the Hurricanes and Bruins square off, the home team has won five out of the seven times.

On the other hand, the Hurricanes have won five of the last six meetings with Boston. The Bruins are 41-17 in their past 58 games when getting listed as the favourite though and are 7-2 against teams in the Metropolitan division. The only problem is that they have only won one out of their last five games when getting listed as the favourite in a postseason matchup.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have had some trouble keeping consistency in the net after two of their goaltenders went down with injuries. Antti Raanta got hurt in the middle of Game 2 and Pyotr Kochetkov stepped in to win it. This time around, Kochetkov saved 24 shots but it just wasn’t enough to win his first career playoff start. The team is also missing starter Frederik Andersen.

Carolina did great in the first period and started to go downhill when the penalties and momentum completely shifted over to the Bruins. To make matters worse, Jordan Martinook left the game in the second period due to not being able to place any weight on his ankle. This would be another injury that could badly hurt Carolina down the stretch of a tough series.

Boston Bruins

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how Boston turned this game around in their favour. Charlie Coyle broke loose and scored a shorthanded goal in the first period to get the Bruins level at 1-1. That gave them an entirely new look after it looked like Carolina was going to cruise again. Jaccob Slavin of the Hurricanes said, “Our power play should be giving us momentum, not taking it away.”

All in all, the Bruins looked like a new team when that goal went in and from that point forward, they played aggressive and dominated. Their special teams generated three of the four goals. It will be interesting to see if they can use that wild shock of momentum to even this series up.

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