Bruins vs. Hurricanes Game 1 Prediction

Bruins vs. Hurricanes Game 1, 5/2/22 NHL Playoffs Betting Predictions

The Hurricanes are favored in their Game 1 Conference Quarterfinals NHL Playoffs matchup with the Bruins, but Boston has been more profitable in previous meetings between these two teams. Are the Bruins the best bet tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

035 Boston Bruins (+100) at 036 Carolina Hurricanes (-120); o/u 5.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, May 2, 2022

Boston Bruins DFS Spin

Patrice Bergeron, who doesn't have a contract beyond this season, declined to say if this would be his last playoff run. “I’ve done a good job of staying in the moment and I think that’s where I’m at still…being ready for Game 1 of the playoffs and that’s all I should focus on,” said Bergeron. Although he'll turn 37-years-old in July, he's still playing at a high level and there's no doubt that the Bruins would be happy to re-sign him if he's interested in continuing his career. We probably won't hear anything on the contract front though until after the playoffs.

Carolina Hurricanes DFS Spin

Boston coach Bruce Cassidy noted that the team is "expecting" to see Antti Raanta play for Carolina in Game 1 on Monday night. Raanta is the projected starter for the Hurricanes after coach Rod Brind'Amour ruled out Frederik Andersen for Game 1. Cassidy added that the team has prepped for Pyotr Kochetkov as well should he get the nod instead of Raanta.

Bruins vs. Hurricanes Betting Prediction

The Bruins are 14-5 in the last 19 meetings between these two teams and are 4-1 in their last five games in Carolina, while the road team has won five of the last seven meetings as well. The Bruins are also 4-1 in their last five games overall, are 4-1 in their last five games versus Eastern Conference foes and are 6-1 in their last seven Conference Quarterfinals matchups. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are just 1-4 in their last five Conference Quarterfinals games.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS +100

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