- The Carolina Hurricanes are -135 home favorites over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Stanley Cup Eastern Conference first-round series on Saturday, May 14
- The home team has won all six games played in this best-of-seven series
- All of the Bruins vs Hurricanes odds, picks and predictions are analyzed in the following story
Consider this the Game 7 rubber match between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes. They’ll got to a seventh and deciding game of a playoff series for the third time on Saturday. In the two previous Game 7 contests, each club has a win.
There’s a twist to this one, though. It’s the first time that the game won’t be played in Boston. And that could be all important. So far, the home team has proven to be the victor in all six games of this set.
Oddsmakers are counting on that pattern continuing in the NHL picks. It’s the Hurricanes who are being established as the -135 betting choice to take Game 7 and win the series in the NHL lines. The NHL playoff odds show Boston has lost four games in a row at Carolina. However, there’s a 7-7 straight up split between the two teams over that past 14 games played in Raleigh.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Odds
|Boston Bruins||+1.5 (-230)||O 6 (+105)||+115|
|Carolina Hurricanes||-1.5 (+190)||U 6 (-125)||-135|
Odds as of May 13th at Caesars Sportsbook.
Puck drop for Game 7 at PNC Arena on Saturday, May 14 is set for 4:30 pm ET. ESPN is providing the broadcast.
Boston vs Carolina NHL Betting Trends
At a moneyline of -135 in the NHL odds, that is giving the Hurricanes an implied probability of victory of 57.45%. Carolina is tied for the fourth-best betting line in the Stanley Cup odds at +1100. The Canes are the third betting choice to win the East in the NHL conference odds at +488.
As far as the NHL public betting trends are concerned, they’re staying with the tried and true formula established in this series. In the puckline wagering, 88% of the bets placed against the spread are on the Hurricanes at -1.5 The winning team has covered the spread in all six victories. The moneyline splits show 57% of the bets are on the Hurricanes at -135 odds. With the total, 57% of the public bets are on the Over (5.5). The Over is 5-0-1 in this series.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Recent Results
|5/4/2022||Carolina 5 Boston 2||CAR||CAR||Over|
|5/6/2022||Boston 4 Carolina 2||BOS||BOS||Over|
|5/8/2022||Boston 5 Carolina 2||BOS||BOS||Over|
|5/10/2022||Carolina 5 Boston 1||CAR||CAR||Push|
|5/12/2022||Boston 5 Carolina 2||BOS||BOS||Over|
Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron has six goals in Game 7, a Stanley Cup record. He’s played in 13 Stanley Cup Game 7 contests, second in NHL history behind former teammate Zdeno Chara (14). Forward Brad Marchand has tallied 10 goals with Boston facing elimination. That’s a franchise record.
Patrice Bergeron on the message ahead of Game 7: “Stay in the moment. Be in your moment. That’s when you’re at your best.” pic.twitter.com/LruWQea5YF
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) May 13, 2022
Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov scored twice in Game 6. It was the third multi-goal game of his Stanley Cup career. Carolina’s Tony DeAngelo shares the Stanley Cup lead in assists by a defenseman with seven. Six of his seven helpers have come in home games.
Boston vs Carolina Injury Report
The last two games, the Bruins welcomed back Charlie McAvoy and Hampus Lindholm from sick bay to strengthen their defense. Lindholm skated a game-high 24:38 in Game 6. But Boston also lost veteran rearguard Matt Grzelcyk to an undisclosed injury.
Been pretty clear Matt Grzelcyk is playing hurt for a while now. No reflection on him as a player to be sitting out Game 6. Other guys are closer to 100% & capable of giving more right now. Cassidy confirmed he was “playing thru a little bit of stuff. He has been thru the year”
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) May 12, 2022
As well, the Bruins are missing defenseman Jakub Zboril (knee) and forward Jesper Froden (lower-body).
Carolina is without #1 goalie Frederik Andersson (lower-body) and forward Jordan Martinook (lower-body).
Which Swayman Will Show Up?
Boston rookie Jeremy Swayman took over between the pipes for Game 3. Veteran Linus Ullmark took the loss in Games 1 and 2 at Carolina.
Jeremy Swayman’s first win on the brink of elimination in the postseason pic.twitter.com/qfH5srT9f0
— Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) May 13, 2022
At home in this series, Swayman is 3-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. In his one start at Carolina, Swayman took the loss. He allowed four goals on 37 shots for a 4.07 GAA and .892 save percentage.
In Game 6 Swayman became the fifth Bruins rookie goalie to get a win when facing elimination. He’s the first since Mike Moffat in Game 6 of the 1982 Adams Division Final against the Quebec Nordiques.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Projected Starting Goalies
Carolina’s Antti Raanta is also excelling on home ice. He’s 2-0 at PNC Arena with a .974 save percentage and 0.94 goals-against average.
“Everybody is obviously excited about it. It’s do or die. With how the series has been, home teams have been successful. We’re hoping that we can keep that going and get the energy from the crowd.”
Antti Raanta on the #Canes feelings going into tomorrow’s Game 7.
— Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) May 13, 2022
At Boston, Raanta is 0-2. He’s posted a 4.10 GAA and an .867 save percentage.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Game 7 Prediction
The Bruins will be playing their 29th Game 7. That’s a Stanley Cup record. However, Carolina is on a Game 7 roll. The Hurricanes have won their last six Game 7 contests. It was on May 14, 2009 when Carolina beat Boston in Game 7 to win their second-round series.
They’ve been dominant at home in this series. Carolina has outscored Boston 15-4 on home ice. Stay with that pattern when betting on Game 7.
Pick: Carolina Hurricanes ML (-135)