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Bruins vs Hurricanes Game 5 Picks and Predictions: Does Carolina Have Answers For Boston's Top Line?

Since going down 2-0 and an adjustment to their top line, the Bruins have looked like the far superior team, but can Marchand, Bergeron, and Pastrnak take that energy on the road to Carolina? Find out in our NHL betting picks and predictions below.

Last Updated: May 10, 2022 11:43 AM ET Read Time: 4 min

It feels like we may have seen a shift of momentum in this series with the emergence of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak. 

The Hurricanes are going to have to figure out a way to stop the “perfection” line, and if they do, can the Bruins get scoring from elsewhere if that top line isn't able to produce?

Find out in our NHL betting picks and predictions for Bruins vs. Hurricanes on Tuesday, May 10.

Bruins vs Hurricanes odds

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The Bruins opened up as +115 road underdogs, a line that has moved slightly against them to +125. The total opened at 5.5 and hasn’t shown any movement.

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Bruins vs Hurricanes predictions

Predictions made on 5/10/2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
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Bruins vs Hurricanes game info

Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. ET

Bruins vs Hurricanes series odds

Bruins: +110
Hurricanes: -130

Bruins vs Hurricanes betting preview

Key injuries

Bruins: Hampus Lindholm D (Questionable), Charlie McAvoy D (Questionable).
Hurricanes: Frederik Andersen G (Out), Jordan Martinook F (Questionable).
Find our latest NHL injury reports.

Bruins vs Hurricanes head-to-head record

Bruins: 2-2 SU, 12 goals for.
Hurricanes: 2-2 SU, 14 goals for.

Betting trend to know

Jeremy Swayman is 2-0 in the series for the Bruins. Find more NHL betting trends for Bruins vs. Hurricanes.

Bruins vs Hurricanes picks and predictions

Our side and total predictions are based upon our analysis of the line and total in this game. Our best bet is our favorite pick across all markets.

Moneyline analysis

Even though this series is headed back to Carolina, it appears the momentum has completely shifted in Boston’s favor.

Despite the fact that the Bruins might be without their top defensive pair of Charlie McAvoy and Hampus Lindholm, their top line of Marchand, Bergeron, and Pastrnak look like they are about to completely take over this series. 

The Hurricanes looked completely rattled in Game 4, especially their defensemen considering the fact that they simply couldn’t slow down Boston's top line. The Canes struggled offensively as well and were only expected to score 2.32 goals. 

Jeremy Swayman has been fantastic in his first two starts of the playoffs, but tonight will be the true test as he is getting his first start on the road.

He has risen to the occasion in almost every situation he's been faced with and I don’t see why that won't happen once more tonight. He's sporting a .925 save percentage with a 2.00 goals against average, along with a +0.1 goals saved above expected rate.

Antti Raanta has been fine in his three starts for Carolina, but his confidence might be a little shot after his Game 4 performance. I think the Bruins continue to buzz offensively and find a way to steal this on the road. 

Prediction: Bruins moneyline (+125 at DraftKings)

Over/Under analysis

The Bruins struggled offensively in Games 1 and 2, but Bruce Cassidy made some key changes to the lineup that immediately paid off in the next two contests.

That being said, Carolina’s offensive struggles in Games 3 and 4 shouldn’t continue back at home tonight if the Bruins are missing two of their top defenseman in McAvoy and Lindholm. Those two are key cogs in the Boston Bruins machine and it might be tough for them to continue the strong play without them. 

Boston has scored nine goals in its last two games on a combined 56 shots and it must be feeling pretty confident up front right now. I think the B's will carry that momentum into tonight’s tilt, but they’re going to have to slow down Carolina who will be excited to be back on its own ice.

I don’t see this game being too tight defensively. Back the Over.

Prediction: Over 5.5 (-125 at DraftKings)

Best bet

The Carolina Hurricanes were a team that scared me all season long, but the Bruins seemed to have flipped a switch and are just further solidifying how dominant a playoff force they've been over the last decade.

I know this may be a riskier pick, but in playoff hockey, the momentum swings can change the outcome of a series. If you looked at this Bruins team after the first two games, they looked down and out, but one huge adjustment turned the tides and now the Canes appear to be the inferior squad.

Carolina is a difficult place to play on the road, but the Bruins have looked so much better over the last two games. Back them to force the upset, taking a 3-2 series lead. 

PickBruins moneyline (+125 at DraftKings)

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