May 6, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his power play goal with Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) behind him during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
- The Carolina Hurricanes face the Boston Bruins in Game 4 on Sunday, May 8th
- Boston is listed as home favorites in the Game 4 Hurricanes vs Bruins odds
- Read below for Game 4 Hurricanes vs Bruins odds and picks
The Boston Bruins will try to even up their playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, May 8th. Boston and Carolina faceoff in Game 4 on Mother’s Day (12:30 PM EST). ESPN will broadcast the game.
Boston is listed as -139 home favorites in the Game 4 Hurricanes vs Bruins odds. The total is set at 6 with both teams having already used multiple goalies in the series.
Let’s take a look at the Game 4 Hurricanes vs Bruins odds and find the NHL best bet.
Hurricanes vs. Bruins Odds
|Carolina Hurricanes||+1.5 (-220)||O 6 (-106)||+118|
|Boston Bruins||-1.5 (+175)||U 6 (-115)||-139|
Odds as of May 7 at Caesars Sportsbook.
The Bruins are listed on the puckline at +175 odds, while the Hurricanes are priced at -220 to keep the game within two goals.
Boston’s odds to win the series improved to +210 following Game 3. The Hurricanes are still favored (-265) to advance onto Round 2.
Hurricanes vs Bruins Betting Analysis
The Hurricanes hold a 2-1 series lead over the Bruins entering Game 4. Boston earned a huge 4-2 victory in Game 3 at TD Garden on Friday. Prior to the Bruins’ victory, Carolina had outscored Boston 10-3 in the series.
Boston made a goalie change in Game 3 that impacts their betting value moving forward. Jeremy Swayman got the start over Linus Ullmark and made 25 saves for his first playoff win. Boston got goals from Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Charlie Coyle.
One for our side. pic.twitter.com/cAfJN0HYN0
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 7, 2022
The Bruins easily played their best game of the series in Game 3, as exemplified by their 59.55 xGF% compared to Carolina’s 40.45 xGF% on Friday. Boston’s victory can be attributed to defense, as they blocked 29 shots and went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
Hurricanes vs Bruins has overall been a fairly evenly matched series despite some lopsided final scores. Through three games, the Hurricanes have a 49.08 xGF%, while the Bruins have a 50.92 xGF%.
Hurricanes vs Bruins Injury Report
There are some injuries to note before making a Game 4 wager on the Hurricanes vs Bruins odds. Carolina forward Jordan Martinook left Game 3 in the second period after suffering a lower-body injury. It’s unclear if the 29-year-old will be available Sunday.
Jordan Martinook will not return to tonight’s game due to a lower-body injury.
— Hurricanes PR (@CanesPR) May 7, 2022
The Hurricanes remain without starting goalie Freddie Andersen due to a lower-body injury. Carolina’s backup goalie, Antti Raanta, suffered an injury in Game 2 following a collision with David Pastrnak. 22-year-old Pyotr Kochetkov has taken over the Canes’ crease duties.
On the Boston side, the Bruins are currently without top-four blueliner Hampus Lindholm. The ex- Duck is reportedly experiencing concussion-like symptoms following a hit by Andrei Svechnikov in Game 2. Lindholm’s status for Game 4 is uncertain.
Hurricanes vs Bruins Betting Trends
Betting trends can be a useful tool to find an edge in the NHL odds. While Carolina jumped out to a 2-0 series lead over Boston, they continue to struggle in the hostile environment of TD Garden. The Hurricanes are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Boston.
Further to Carolina’s struggles in Beantown, home-ice advantage in Hurricanes vs Bruins always tends to be important. The home team is 5-2 in the past seven meetings, while the team listed as the betting favorite is 25-8 in the last 33 meetings.
Carolina is 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog, while the Bruins are 36-16 in their last 52 games as a home favorite. During the regular season, the Canes owned a 25-12-4 road record, while Boston went 26-13-2 at home.
Game 4 Hurricanes vs Bruins Pick
The Bruins desperately needed a win in Game 3 to grab some momentum in the series. It’s a great sign for Boston that both Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak scored in that game, while Jeremy Swayman held down the fort in goal.
First-career playoff win for Jeremy Swayman.
First-career postseason hug as well: pic.twitter.com/bnG6qs8geg
— Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) May 7, 2022
The advanced metrics suggest the Bruins are a solid bet to even up their playoff series with the Hurricanes. Bruce Cassidy’s team has had an edge in puck possession and high-danger chances. Furthermore, Swayman has the potential to outplay Kochetkov.
Boston and Carolina are going to have a hard time winning in each other’s buildings due to the hostile environments. The Bruins’ track record at TD Garden versus the Hurricanes makes them a solid bet to even the series in the Game 4 Hurricanes vs Bruins odds.
Pick: Bruins Moneyline (-139)
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