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Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Game 5 NHL Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Game 5 betting preview and odds

A clear difference exists between Tom Dundon and other NHL owners.  Dundon may be the perfect owner for a non-traditional market.  Cause by the owner being contrarian to traditional hockey ownership.  Dundon does not spend money on several tiers of management.  He even refuses to overpay for arguably the best announcer in the game.  John Forslund has been with the Canes since day one.  But Dundon thinks he can make as much or more money without the broadcaster.  Coach Rod Brind’Amour is the NHL’s lowest-paid bench boss.  Dundon’s ways have improved Carolina’s hockey betting value since he bought them.

NHL Betting:  Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Game 5

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
TV Coverage: NBCSN

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds

Hurricanes +1½ (-210) 5(-130) +133
Bruins -1½ (+175) 5 (+110) -153
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Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes CashBet Wagering Analysis

Often times there is wagering fluctuation based on the previous game’s result.  Boston’s public popularity consistently overcomes that.  With a generational fan base, the Bruins are a powerful sportsbook handle.  Counter to that is casual gambler’s lack of familiarity with the Hurricanes.  This gives Carolina value.  Good teams under the radar often bring enhanced wagering prices.  Few teams have combined ability and price better than Carolina.  Of great concern is that Boston has taken a 3-1 series lead.  The Bruins can clinch the series with a win in this game.

Rod Brind’Amour Gives Canes and Gamblers Bang for the Buck

When Dundon hired coach Rod Brind’Amour the salary was noteworthy.  Dundon made Brind’Amour far and away from the lowest-paid NHL coach.  Further, the new owner streamlined front office and administrative duties.  Hockey commentators saw this as a franchise operating on the cheap.  Teams like Toronto have layers of administrative bureaucracy.  Yet Dundon has been vindicated.  Brind’Amour has earned a full buy-in from his players.  A 2019 Eastern Conference Final berth adds to Carolina’s case.  Brind’Amour gets a full value effort which translates to the best sportsbook online value.  Most important of all the coach squeezes every drop from his lineup.

Bruins Deep and Powerful When Engaged

At the beginning of the NHL, the restart was a sloppy play by the Bruins.  Leading scorer David Pastrnak showed up unfocused and out of shape.  Due to two weeks of play Boston’s machine is finally in gear.  Hockey community experts see the Bruins as the NHL’s deepest team.  It follows that nobody allowed fewer goals.  Depth and structure have made the Bruins into an NHL betting behemoth.  Motivation is another factor not to be ignored.  Boston’s seven-game loss in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final hurt.  Since that crushing defeat, the Bruins have had a single-minded purpose.

Halak Takes the Mantle for Boston

In view of backup goaltender Tuukka Rask opting out Jaroslav Halak takes over.  Halak is 2-1 with a 2.73 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.  While not great numbers Halak has been steady when it matters most.

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Head to Head Handicapping Trends

Carolina has won 12 of their last 19 as a dog.  While 11 of their last 17 as pups went over the total.  Boston has paid in 12 of their last 20 as chalk.  And 13 of their last 20 as favorites stayed under the total.  Boston is 12-2 vs Carolina.  Nine of the last 15 between these teams cleared the total.

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes CashBet Free Pick

Carolina is a team to admire and respect. To illuminate no team gets more from less. Sharps gravitate to the Canes for their superior Betting NHL value.  But a playoff series against the Bruins is a tall ask.  To be exact this matchup is one of gravity.  As tenacious as the Hurricanes are Boston is far more powerful.  In a seven-game series, the Bruins should wear down Carolina.  Likewise, the Bruins have ruled the cashier’s cage in this head to head series.

Bruins vs. Hurricanes CashBet Best Bet: 

Boston Bruins


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