At the beginning of the week, the Carolina Hurricanes were one of the hottest teams for the NHL betting odds. Carolina is making a move to catch the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Rangers. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins are again the class of the Atlantic Division. Boston posted the best regular season in NHL history one season ago. But the Bruins flamed out in a first-round upset loss to the Florida Panthers. This year, coach Jim Montgomery’s crew is determined to redeem itself. Boston is maintaining its regular season excellence with an eye on the bigger prize.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins NHL Betting Information
|Date and Time:
|Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 7:30 p.m. ET
|TD Garden, Boston, MA
Hurricanes at Bruins SBG Odds Overview
Boston will draw plenty of sportsbook action as a name-brand legacy franchise that is synonymous with excellence. Especially on home ice, where the Bruins have been dominant. Carolina is a respected team as well for being a perennial playoff contender. Thus, Boston will get a more favorable home ice price than usual.
Carolina Hurricanes Team Overview
The Carolina Hurricanes are 25-4-5 straight up and 20-17 over/under the total. Also, Carolina is 3rd in the Metropolitan Division standings. Carolina is three points behind the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division playoff race. Late on, Carolina lost only one out of their last ten games. While the Hurricanes have gone over the total in six of its previous ten matchups. Carolina is 12-10-1 on the road this season.
Carolina has NHL rankings of 8th for goals scored and 4th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Hurricanes have NHL rankings of 14th for goals against and 7th for penalty killing.
Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov is out with a concussion issue. Antti Raanta is likely to start and is struggling with a .868 save percentage. Meanwhile, Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 16 goals, 34 assists, and a +9.
Boston Bruins Team Overview
The Boston Bruins are 27-8-9 straight up and 21-18 over/under the total. Also, Boston is first in the Atlantic Division playoff standings. Boston is five points ahead of Florida in the Atlantic Division playoff race. Late on, Boston has covered four out of their last seven games. The Bruins have gone over the total in six of its previous eight matchups.
Overall, Boston has NHL rankings of 12th for goals scored and 5th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Bruins have NHL rankings of 5th for goals against and 6th for penalty killing.
Boston goaltenders Jersey Swayman (.923 save percentage) and Linus Ullmark (.918 save percentage) are key assets for Boston. At the same time, David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 29 goals, 35 assists, and a +8. Meanwhile, Brad Marchand adds 19 goals, 22 assists, and a +2.
Hurricanes at Bruins SBG Free Picks
In this NHL betting series, the Hurricanes dropped four of their most recent seven games against Boston. Only two of the last six games in this series went over the total. Additionally, Boston is riding a four-game winning streak on home ice against Carolina. Five of the last six matchups at Boston in this series went over the total.
Hurricanes at Bruins SBG Best Bet: Boston Bruins and Over the Total.