Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 5/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-113) Bruins (-105)
TD Garden is the location where the Boston Bruins will take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday in Game 6 of their series. Carolina leads 3-2. The odds on this game have Carolina at -113 while Boston is priced at -105. The total has been set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win against the Bruins in Game 5. Carolina garnered 10 mins in the box in this contest. Furthermore, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 2 goals. The Hurricanes had a good offensive output in the victory. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 38 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 277 goals (9th in hockey) on the season and have given up 200. For the season, they have recorded 116 points and their points percentage sits at .707. Carolina is sitting with 232 power play chances and they have scored 51 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 21.98%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed 167 goals while having 226 on offense. Carolina has taken 2,798 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.9%. The Hurricanes have had 2,310 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have earned 276 power play tries (2nd in the league) and have scored 33 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Antti Raanta. The opposition has racked up 502 goals against Raanta in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. Raanta has taken the ice for 226 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .919 in his 12,256 mins between the pipes. He has compiled an overall mark of 108-70-24 and he was named the starter in 205 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Raanta has accrued 128 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .624. Raanta has seen 6,171 shots against him and has recorded 5,669 saves.
In their Game 5 loss, Boston had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing but didn't score a goal. The Bruins converted 1 goal of the 34 shots on goal they tried.
Boston has attempted 2,962 shots (2nd in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.54%, while allowing their opponents 2,352 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.30% on their opponents 262 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have a tally of 236 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.19%. The Bruins are sitting with 203 goals at even strength and 50 goals (15th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 218 goals to be scored by of a combination of 169 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Boston Bruins have earned a total of 253 goals, 107 points, in addition to a points percentage of .652.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jeremy Swayman in goal. He has tallied 1,271 stops out of the 1,382 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .920. Swayman has earned a career mark of 30-17-3 and has participated in 51 contests. He has made the start in 49 games and has been on the ice for 2,992 minutes. Swayman's quality start percentage is 67.3% and he has accumulated 33 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.23 goals per game and he has allowed 111 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-113)
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