At the onset of the Eastern Conference Final the Boston Bruins were a solid NHL Betting online favorite over the Carolina Hurricanes. Boston has shown to be one of the deepest and most complete teams in the NHL for several months. By contrast Carolina written off as a team that couldn’t make the playoffs. All the way to the end of the regular season have the Hurricanes faced doubt and derision. For the NHL old guard Carolina is an anomaly. Operating on a shoe string budget the Canes are going much further than the high-end big spenders.
Eastern Conference Final Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 3
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Bruins||+1½ (-280)||5½ (EV)||EV|
|Hurricanes||-1½ (+240)||5½ (-120)||-265|
Bruins vs. Hurricanes TV Coverage: NBCSN
Eastern Conference Final Update
First game action at Boston saw the Bruins prevail 5-2. Next came a 6-2 home win by the Bruins in game two. But games three and four take place at Carolina where the Canes have been unbeatable in post season. While a lot of gamblers will jump on Boston based on those first two games the fact remains PNC Arena provides a huge and proven advantage for Carolina.
Curtis McElhinney may return between the pipes for Carolina. More emphatically Petr Mrazek was lit up at Boston in the first two games after returning from injury. McElhinney was outstanding in goal when Mrazek went down. To illuminate McElhinney posted a .947 save percentage while posing three second round wins over the Islanders. Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask has a post season save percentage of .937. On the whole Rask has been having the best playoff performance of his career. Accordingly, Carolina has got to get improved production between the pipes.
Boston and Carolina Wagering NHL Betting Online Trends
Late on the Bruins have been an effective NHL Betting online value on the road. Boston has won nine of their last 13 games on enemy ice. Five of the B’s last seven road tilts have gone under the total. By contrast the Hurricanes have been even better at PNC Arena. Carolina has paid in 13 of their last 16 games on home ice. Further, the Canes have won all five of their home playoff tilts. Over the total has paid in three of the five Carolina home playoff tilts.
Bruins vs. Canes Head to Head Against Spread at PNC Arena
Now at PNC Arena the Hurricanes have had the sportsbook advantage against the Bruins. Carolina has won three of their last five at home over Boston. Only one of the last five between these teams at PNC Arena went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation home ice is the definite NHL Betting online matchup advantage. Carolina is a vastly different team in front of the Caniacs. As was previously noted the Hurricanes bring exceptional betting value at the PNC Arena.
Bruins vs. Hurricanes NHL Betting Online Picks
To sum up if ever Carolina puts it all together it would be in this home matchup!
Bruins vs. Hurricanes NHL Betting Online Pick: Carolina Hurricanes
Bruins vs. Hurricanes NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Hurricanes 3, Bruins 1
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