We have only two NHL games on the schedule for Sunday, January 29, but one of them is between the two teams with the best records at the moment, so make sure you get the best Bruins vs. Hurricanes betting pick and odds.

Carolina is searching for the fifth consecutive win when they host Boston at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes are -143 moneyline favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6 goals. These conference rivals have met once this season, and the Bruins won 3-2 in overtime in Boston.

Bruins couldn’t record the seventh straight win

The Boston Bruins (38-6-1-3, 32-16 ATS) won ten of the previous 12 games and are still way ahead of the rest of the NHL with 80 points, ten more than Carolina and 14 more than the Western Conference leaders Dallas Stars. The Bruins were on a six-game winning run but couldn’t make it seven in a row as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat them in Florida. Boston is currently on a five-game road trip and this duel with the Canes will be the second game of a back-to-back set after facing Florida on Saturday.

Brad Marchand and Pavel Zacha scored for the Bruins in Tampa, and Boston had a 2-2 result before Victor Hedman scored a winner for the Lightning in the third period. This season, David Pastrnak is Boston’s most valuable player but is also one of the best in the league with 70 points (G 37, A 33). Marchand has 46 points (G 16, A 30) and David Krejci chipped in 40 (G 12, A 29).

Linus Ullmark is expected to take his place in the cage against the Hurricanes on Sunday. The 29-year-old is allowing 1.86 goals per game this year with a .937 SV% and two shutouts.

C Tomas Nosek (foot) and LW Jake DeBrusk (fibula) are out indefinitely and will not feature on Sunday against Carolina.

Hurricanes edged the Sharks in OT

The Carolina Hurricanes (31-9-6-2, 20-28 ATS) won six of the last seven games and are on a four-game winning streak. The Hurricanes returned home from a two-game road trip on which they beat the Islanders and Stars and then defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-4 in overtime. Thanks to a fine form of late, Carolina is in the 2nd place in the East with two points more than the Devils and Maple Leafs.

The Hurricanes came back from a 4-2 deficit and scored a pair of late goals through Sebastian Aho and Martin Necas, who sent the game to overtime with just 12 seconds to go and then scored a winner in OT. Aho and Necas scored a pair of goals apiece, while Andrei Svechnikov registered two assists. This year, Necas leads the team in points with 44 (G 21, A 23); Aho is right behind with 43 (G 20, A 23), and Svechnikov has 39 points (G 19, A 20).

Frederik Andersen is a probable goalie for Carolina against the Bruins on Sunday. The 33-year-old is conceding 2.50 goals per contest this season with a .905 SV% and no shutouts.

LW Max Pacioretty (ankle) and RW Ondrej Kase (concussion) are out indefinitely. D Jaccob Slavin (lower body) is questionable to face the Bruins on Sunday.





  • 21-6 in the last 27 overall
  • 12-3 in the last 15 vs. Eastern Conference rivals
  • 4-0 in the last four games playing on one day of rest

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Pick

The Bruins are playing the second game of a back-to-back set as they meet the Panthers on Saturday, while the Canes will have more time to rest and prepare for this tilt. Boston is better in both offense and defense but Carolina is playing in good form and this one is going to be close. Still, I am giving a slight advantage to the Canes, who beat the Bruins in each of the previous five H2H duels in Carolina. The Hurricanes scored five goals in three of their last four games, and I am backing their offense to prevail here.

Pick: Take the Hurricanes to win (-143)

The Total

Boston allowed more than two goals in just three of the last 12 games, and the Bruins have the best goaltender in the NHL at the moment. Ullmark is limiting the opponents to 1.86 goals per game, and even though the Canes are playing well offensively right now, I doubt the hosts will score more than three goals. Under is 5-0 in the Hurricanes’ last five vs. Atlantic Division rivals; Under is 4-0-2 in the Bruins’ previous six overall, while Under is 4-0-1 in Boston’s last five vs. Metropolitan Division opponents.

Pick: Go Under 6 goals (-110)