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Hurricanes vs Bruins Odds, Predictions and Best NHL Pick for Tuesday (Jan 18)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Jan 17, 2022 · 5:24 PM PST

Ryan Dzingel, Charlie McAvoy battle along boards
Carolina Hurricanes' Ryan Dzingel (18) and Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy (73) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • The Boston Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, January 18th
  • The red-hot Bruins have won eight of nine games since the COVID break
  • Read below for Hurricanes vs Bruins odds, predictions and best NHL pick

The Boston Bruins (22-11-2) will look to continue their winning ways they host the Carolina Hurricanes (25-8-2) in Tuesday NHL action on January 18th. Puck drop is set for 7pm ET at TD Garden. Boston is listed as -127 home favorites in the Tuesday NHL odds. The Bruins have won eight of their last nine games, while the Hurricanes are 6-2-0 in their past eight contests.

Let’s take a look at the Hurricanes vs Bruins odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction.

Hurricanes vs Bruins Odds

Game Time Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
7pm ET Carolina Hurricanes +1.5 (-245) O 5.5 (-109) +105
January 18th, 2022 Boston Bruins -1.5 (+195) U 5.5 (-112) -127

Odds as of January 17th at Barstool Sportsbook App.

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Bruins Red-Hot in NHL Odds

The Bruins are one of the hottest teams in the NHL odds entering Tuesday’s clash with the Hurricanes. Boston has won five straight games and eight of nine since returning from the COVID break.

Bruce Cassidy’s team beat Nashville 4-3 in overtime in their last game Saturday.

Boston’s recent success has been a result of elite play from the team’s superstars. Brad Marchand has recorded seven straight multi-point games, while David Pastrnak has scored seven times in his last five games. Taylor Hall, meanwhile, has seven points in his last five contests.

Boston is also one of the best defensive teams in the NHL, as they rank fourth in goals against average (.2.54). Tuukka Rask has returned to the team, posting a .926 save percentage in his first game back. The Finnish veteran is Tuesday’s projected NHL starting goalie vs the Hurricanes.

Hurricanes’ Value as Road Underdogs

The Hurricanes have won six of their last eight games heading into Tuesday’s showdown with Boston. Rod Brind’Amour’s club bounced back from an ugly 6-0 loss to Columbus with a solid 4-1 victory over Vancouver on Saturday. Andrei Svechnikov had two assists for the Canes.

It isn’t very often the Hurricanes are listed as the betting underdog. This will be just the fifth time this season Carolina isn’t the favored NHL team. The Canes are an impressive 3-1 when listed as road underdogs this season. Carolina will look for a tough win in this one as they build on their lead in the Metropolitan NHL Divisional odds.

Carolina ranks sixth in NHL offense, averaging 3.40 goals per game. Sebastian Aho leads the team with 38 points in 32 games, while Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen are producing at near a point-per-game pace. Top-six winger Martin Necas, however, has entered COVID protocol.

While the Canes continue to light the lamp offensively, their defense remains one of the best in the game. Carolina is allowing an NHL-best 2.29 goals per game entering Tuesday’s matchup. Goalie Freddie Andersen (.928 SV%) is expected to duel with Rask in the Tuesday NHL odds. Andersen is one of the top contender in the Vezina Trophy odds.

Hurricanes vs Bruins Pick & Prediction

Will Carolina’s elite defense be able to slow down this surging Boston offense? If recent history is any indication, the Bruins’ superstars will have their way with the Canes’ defense. Boston has won 11 of the past 13 meetings with Carolina.

Hurricanes vs Bruins Recent Results

Date Home-Away Money Line Puck Line Over/Under
10/28/2021 CAR 3 – BOS 0 CAR CAR Under
08/19/2020 BOS 2 – CAR 1 BOS CAR Under
08/17/2020 CAR 3 – BOS 4 BOS CAR Over
08/15/2020 CAR 1 – BOS 3 BOS BOS Under
08/13/2020 BOS 2 – CAR 3 CAR CAR Under

With Rask getting comfortable in the Boston crease and Andersen being among the top NHL goalies, the game total is what you want to target. The two teams have combined for four or less goals in three of the past four meetings.

Although there are certainly talented offensive players in this game, both defenses are among the league’s best at suppressing high-danger chances. Look for the goalies to steal the show and help deliver another low-scoring edition of Carolina vs Boston.

Pick: Under 5.5 (-112)

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