Boston Bruins (6-3-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (6-4-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -120 / Boston Bruins +109 --- Over/Under: 6
The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Boston Bruins look for a statement road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 28.1 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 10 goals, Brad Marchand has 11 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 17 goals on 173 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed eight goals on 146 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in each of their last five games.
The Carolina Hurricanes could also use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Micheal Ferland leads Carolina with six goals, Sebastian Aho has 12 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 67.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 18 goals on 159 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 11 goals on 102 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Bruins are 4-12 in their last 16 road games, 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Metropolitan and 16-5 in their last 21 Tuesday games. The Hurricanes are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-21 in their last 29 Tuesday games. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 overall and the under is 5-0 in Bruins last 5 overall.
The Boston Bruins have beaten the Carolina Hurricanes in each of the last three meetings and have outscored them 17-8 during that span. The Bruins are the better defensive team in this matchup and it's likely only a matter of time before their road struggles go away. The Hurricanes have had issues defensively this season, and the Bruins have scored no less than three goals in the last four meetings against them. Hard not to take the Bruins and the plus money with the road team.