Don't miss out on the NHL showdown between the Bruins and Hurricanes. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Get ready to place your bets! This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 5.5 goals, and the Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 goals vs. the Bruins.

BOSTON BRUINS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, April 4th.

WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Bruins winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Bruins on the moneyline (+128)
  • The Bruins are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Bruins Stand a Chance on the Road?

With a record of 44-17-15, the Bruins come into today's game in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. They have been the favorite in 63 of their 76 games and have gone 36-16-11 in those games. On the road, Boston has gone 21-8-9 this season and have won their last two games away from home.

Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 6-4 and are 3-2 in their last five games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Boston has gone 27-17 this season. Overall, they have 103 points, which is good enough for 1st place in the Atlantic Division.

So far this season, the Bruins have gone 37-39 against the puck line, including going 3-7 in their last ten games. Overall, they have 29 wins by multiple goals and 15 wins by just one goal.

On the road, Boston has gone 18-20 against the puck line and 4-6 in their last ten games away from home. As the underdog, the Bruins have gone 12-1 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game on the road.

Games involving Boston have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 5.9. In terms of their over/under performance, the Bruins come in with a record of 36-39-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team's offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. Boston's offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 16th in the NHL.

Boston's leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. So far this season, he has 46 goals, placing him 5th in the NHL. Pastrnak also comes into the game with 58 assists.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.7 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 7 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Jeremy Swayman has started 40 games this season. His current record stands at 24-8, and his save percentage is 0.795%.

Can the Hurricanes Lock in a Home Win?

At home this season, the Hurricanes have won four straight games and are 25-9-4 overall. Against the Eastern Conference, Carolina is 32-13 and has won two straight games as the favorite. Overall, the Hurricanes are 47-21-7 and have won two straight games.

Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 8-2 and is 44-17-7 this season when favored. In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are in third place and second in the Metropolitan Division. Against teams from the East, Carolina has gone 14-9 this season.

Carolina comes into this game with a puck line record of 32-43, including a mark of 16-22 at home. So far, the team's average scoring margin sits at +.7 goals per game, and they have 30 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, the Hurricanes have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last 10 games, and they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten home games, the team has gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

The average goal total for Carolina's games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 30-44-1.

Through their last three road games, Boston has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.

The Hurricanes come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 8th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes' offense during power plays, they are 4th in power play goals and 5th in shorthanded goals.

Carolina's leading goal scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far this season, he has 33 goals, placing him 21st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 52 assists so far.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.7 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 7 shutouts.

Goalie Frederik Andersen comes into the game having made 13 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-1 and he has a save percentage of 0.384%.