Carolina vs Boston: prediction for the NHL game
Carolina haven't yet lost to the Bruins at home, but they suffered defeats every time they traveled to Boston. In the last game, the Hurricanes conceded five goals and struggled to create scoring chances.
Moreover, despite the Canes' efforts, the opponents were able to take advantage of the power play. Surely, one of the main problems for the club is the injury of their main goaltender - Raanta and Kochetkov aren't as reliable as Andersen.
Boston have a similar situation - they are great at home, but can't win at Carolina. Throughout the regular season, the Bruins were less convincing and relied too much on their leaders. If the Big 3 is having a bad game, Boston usually lose.
Bruce Cassidy's men have a system, but they completely abandon it on their travels. In all three games away, the Bruins made many mistakes in their zone and allowed five goals.
In 3 home games against the Bruins, Carolina scored 5 goals.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
The teams are on equal footing, but Boston haven't won in Raleigh yet. The Hurricanes are very powerful at home and should defeat the Bruins in the upcoming game.
Our prediction - Carolina to win
All six previous games of this series were high-scoring; the teams registered at least six goals in each meeting. Take the over.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals