Hurricanes vs. Bruins Prediction
The Boston Bruins rolled in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at home versus the Carolina Hurricanes. Is Boston going to prevail again on its home ice this afternoon when the series resumes?
Sunday, May 12, 2019
TD Garden at 3PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bruins are a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Hurricanes are a +130 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 66 percent of public bets are siding with host Boston. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Hurricanes unable to keep up in Game 1
Carolina lost 5-2 at Boston Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. After the Hurricanes fell behind 1-0 2:55 into the first period, they evened it up 47 seconds later as Sebastian Aho scored a power play goal on assists from Andrei Svechnikov and Jordan Staal. Carolina proceeded to take a 2-1 advantage with 10:42 on the close in the second period on a Greg McKegg goal on assists from Jordan Martinook and Micheal Ferland. The Bruins proceeded to score four third-period goals to take full control. Petr Mrazek allowed four goals on 27 shots in the defeat.
Bruins win with big third period
Boston scored four goals in the third period Thursday night at home in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to notch a 5-2 win over Carolina. Steven Kampfer scored his first goal of the playoffs at the 17:05 mark of the first period on an assist from Marcus Johansson. The Hurricanes tied it up shortly thereafter and took the lead through 40 minutes, but the Bruins evened it back up 2:26 into the third period on a Johansson power play goal off assists from Brad Marchand and David Krejci. Patrice Bergeron gave Boston a 3-2 advantage 28 seconds later via a power play goal with assists going to Marchand and Jake DeBrusk. Charlie Coyle pushed the Bruins' lead to two goals by scoring with 2:13 remaining on assists by Brandon Carlo and Sean Kuraly. Chris Wagner scored an unassisted goal 11 seconds later to put it away. Tuukka Rask allowed two goals on 31 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games. Carolina is 39-18 in its last 57 games overall.
The Bruins are 6-0 in their last six conference quarterfinals games. Boston is 53-23 in its last 76 games as a home favorite.
Boston looked sharp in Game 1 and has been strong on its home ice all season. Rask is playing some of his best hockey between the pipes and the Bruins should be able to solve the Hurricanes' defense again. I like Boston here to take a 2-0 series lead against a Carolina team that is perhaps not quite ready for the moment, at least on the road.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -150