Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins - 5/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins - 5/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (53-29-5) vs Carolina Hurricanes (57-22-8)

Game Info: Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -108 / Carolina Hurricanes -115 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes in Thursday NHL Playoff Action.

The Carolina Hurricanes look to finish off this first-round series against Boston, as they defeated the Bruins 5-1 in game 5. On the season, they have found the net 278 times, good for a rank of 9th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Carolina is the 1st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.44 goals per game. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Boston Bruins look to keep their season alive as they host the Hurricanes in game 6. Through 82 games, the Bruins have scored 255 goals, giving them an average of 3.09. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, Boston is the 4th ranked unit, giving up 2.66 goals per contest. So far, the Bruins have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Boston's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 12th in the NHL.

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Through 79 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho with 81 points. He has reached his mark of 37 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.7%. So far, 35.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 39 assists to go along with his 30 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.17 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 40-42. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 24-17. On the season, 54.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. Coming into this game, the Bruins have an over-under record of 36-40-6. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 18-20-3. On the season, 52.0% of Boston's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Bruins. In this series, every game has at least reached 6 goals. In addition, in every matchup, at least one team scored 4 goals. Look for this matchup to surpass the over-under betting line of 6 goals.

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