The Bruins are a -200 favorite with a total of 5.5 under in hockey odds for Game 1.
Hockey playoffs odds also favor the Bruins in the overall series price. Boston is -220 in hockey odds to win the best-of-seven game series while Carolina is +180. Boston was the #1 team in the Eastern Conference this season and they are a deserving hockey playoffs odds favorite. They dispatched the Montreal Canadiens in four games, winning by a score of 17-6 in the hockey odds series.
The Bruins should be able to matchup well with the Hurricanes in hockey playoffs odds considering they have a balanced offense and excellent defense. 18 different players had a point in the hockey playoffs odds series against Montreal. The Bruins were the best defensive team in the NHL during the regular season, giving up a league low 190 this season. Goaltender Tim Thomas has had the best year of his career and may be able to match Carolina’s Cam Ward. Thomas led the league in goals against average and save percentage. Boston’s defense is led by Norris Trophy finalist Zdeno Chara. The offense for Boston is led by Phil Kessel and Marc Savard.
Some of the hockey playoffs odds stats do favor the Hurricanes. They are 7-1 in their last 8 hockey playoffs odds Conference Semifinals games, 13-5 in their last 18 overall, and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Boston as hockey playoffs odds numbers show.
Boston has even more positive numbers in hockey playoffs odds. The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 playoff games as a favorite in hockey odds and 15-5 in their last 20 vs. the Southeast Division.
Looking at the hockey playoffs odds total we see that the Under is 6-1-1 in the Hurricanes last 8 playoff games as an underdog and 5-1-1 in the Hurricanes last 7 road games. The Over is 6-1 in the Bruins last 7 overall and 26-12-2 in the Bruins last 40 games as a home favorite. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams as hockey playoffs odds statistics show.
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