Eastern Conference Final Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins

Bruins NHL Betting Odds Series Favorite to a “Bunch of Jerks”

May 9th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

“A bunch of jerks!”  That is what Canadian Hockey broadcasting icon Don Cherry labeled the Carolina Hurricanes for their post-game antics that followed regular season wins.  Carolina would ham it up with various celebrations after a win at home.  And much of the hockey community took exception to it.  But that is the new culture that owner Tom Dundon brought to what was a stale franchise.  Most important of all nobody can argue with Carolina’s NHL Betting success.  However now comes the hard part.  Meeting the powerful Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final.

Eastern Conference Final:  Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins

Date and Time:  Best of seven series opens Thursday, May 9, 2019

Location:  PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina and TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Hurricanes+1½ (-220)5½ (+115)+135
Bruins-1½ (+180)5½ (-135)-155
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Hurricanes vs. Bruins TV Coverage: NBCSN

Series Format

To begin with this best of seven series will open at Boston for games one and two.  Carolina will host games three and four.  If necessary, Boston will host game five, Carolina game six, and Boston would host a game seven.  The winner of this series will advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends

Late results show the Hurricanes have been a strong NHL Betting online value at home.  Carolina has won 15 out of their last 19 games at PNC Bank.  Four of their last seven home matchups have gone over the total.   Furthermore, the Hurricanes have stayed in the black on the road.  Carolina has paid in five of their last eight away tilts.  Five of their last seven on the road have gone over the total.

Boston Bruins Betting Trends

In the same way the Bruins have been a reliable sportsbook value at TD Garden.  Boston has won 15 of their last 20 games on home ice.  Five of their last seven home tilts have gone under the total.  Additionally, the Bruins have been Bank on the road.  Boston has paid in nine of their last 13 games on enemy ice.  Five of their last seven road contests have gone under the total.

Hurricanes vs. Bruins Head to Head vs. Spread

Now on the road at TD Garden the Hurricanes have been in the red.  Carolina has come away with the cash in only two of their last 10 visits to TD Garden.  Only two of the last six between these teams at Boston have gone under the total.  By contrast the Jerks have been a better play against the Spoked B at PNC Arena.  Carolina has won seven of their last 13 home ice matchups with Boston.  Just one of the last five between these teams at PNC Arena have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

On this occasion we have a matchup of similar playoff teams.  Carolina ranks second for goals scored with Boston ranked fourth.  By contrast the Bruins rank tops in the post season for goals against with Carolina second.  Hence, home ice is the ultimate NHL Betting online matchup advantage.

Hurricanes vs. Bruins NHL Betting Online Picks

As mentioned earlier the Bruins are a strong home team overall and against Carolina.

Hurricanes vs. Bruins NHL Betting Online Series Pick: Boston Bruins

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