Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 5/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+100) Bruins (-120)
The Boston Bruins (51-25-5) will compete against the Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8) at TD Garden on Friday in Game 3 of their series. Carolina leads 2-0. The line on this contest has Carolina at +100 and Boston is at -120. The total has been set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win over the Bruins in Game 2. The Hurricanes had a impressive offensive outing in the win. For the game, they converted 5 out of the 34 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 9 power play opportunities and were able to notch 2 goals. Carolina earned 28 penalty mins in this contest.
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The Hurricanes have had 2,310 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have surrendered 167 goals while getting 226 on offense. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have amassed 276 power play tries (2nd in professional hockey) and have come away with 33 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have scored 116 points and their points percentage is sitting at .707. Carolina has tried 2,798 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.9%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have racked up 277 goals (9th in the league) so far this season and have conceded 200. Carolina steps onto the ice with 232 power play chances and they have scored 51 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 21.98%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Antti Raanta. Raanta has played in 226 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has an overall record of 108-70-24 and he was named the starter in 205 games. The opposition has been able to score 502 goals versus Raanta in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. Raanta has seen 6,171 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,669 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .919 during his 12,256 mins on the ice. In his career, Raanta has 128 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .624.
In Game 1 Boston had 5 power play attempts in this game and converted 1 goal out of those tries. The Bruins earned 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted.
This season, the Boston Bruins are sitting with 253 goals, 107 points, and a points percentage of .660. They have permitted 218 goals to be scored by of a combination of 170 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded. The Bruins are sitting with 204 goals at even strength and 49 goals (16th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 235 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.85%. Boston has put up 2,962 shots (2nd in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.54%, while allowing their opponents 2,352 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.47% on their oppositions 259 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.7%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Linus Ullmark defending the goal. He has accounted for 4,261 saves out of 4,665 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .913. Ullmark is the owner of a career mark of 76-57-15 and has participated in 158 games. He has been a starter 151 games and has accumulated 9,006 mins. Ullmark's quality start rate is 55.0% and he has qualified for 83 quality starts in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has yielded 404 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (+100)
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