The Carolina Hurricanes (25-15-5) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (29-8-9) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on TNT. The Bruins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.
Hurricanes vs Bruins
The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
With an overall record of 25-15-5, the Hurricanes are in 5th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Carolina is 17-9. On the road this season, the Hurricanes have gone 12-10-1, and they have won four straight games away from home. Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3.
As the underdog, the Hurricanes have gone 1-3-0 this season and 3-2 in their last five games. In their last three games, Carolina has gone 1-2. So far this season, the Hurricanes have been favored in 41 of their 45 games and have gone 24-12-5 as the favorite.
On the road this season, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 8-15, and their average scoring differential is +.3 goals per game. So far, Carolina has been the underdog in just four games, and their puck line record in those games is 2-2.
Across their last ten road games, the Hurricanes have gone just 4-6 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.3 goals per game. In their last three road games, Carolina has a puck line record of 2-1.
Following a 5-2 loss at home to the Wild, the Hurricanes are eager to bounce back. After scoring one goal in the first period, the Hurricanes found the net one time in the 3rd period against the Wild. In the game, Carolina managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 42 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.
Carolina went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Bruins have gone 16-3-3, and they have won five straight games at home. In the Eastern Conference, Boston is in first place and has won five straight games as the favorite. Overall, the Bruins have a record of 29-8-9.
Over their last three games, the Bruins have gone 3-0, and they have won five straight games overall. As the favorite this season, Boston has gone 25-8-7.
As the favorite, Boston has a puck line record of 20-20 this season. Overall, the Bruins have 22 wins by multiple goals compared to just five losses by more than one goal.
At home, Boston’s puck line record is 14-8, and their average scoring margin is +1.5 goals per game. In their last three games, the Bruins are 3-0 vs. the puck line and 7-3 in their last ten home games.
The Bruins most recently faced the Jets at home and achieved a 4-1 win. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Bruins found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Jets. Throughout the game, the Boston offense managed to score one time while short-handed and took 20 shots on goal.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Boston also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 9th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 20-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 5-1 record.
The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 23-21-1. Over the season, there have been 24 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.5 goals per game.
Bruins Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 6th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Bruins offense is 6th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the NHL.
This season, the Bruins have an over/under record of 24-22-0. Throughout last season, they played 38 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.9 goals per game.
Carolina Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.1 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 17th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Boston Team Defense
The Bruins defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 7th with 3 shutouts.
Hurricanes vs Bruins Trends
- The Hurricanes are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
- In their last three home games, Boston has averaged 6 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Bruins have gone 9-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
- The last three games that Carolina was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Hurricanes to come out with a win against the Bruins while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at +113, I’m placing my bet on the Hurricanes to win outright.
Our projections have the Hurricanes pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Hurricanes, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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