Boston Bruins

Dec 3, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) battles for the puck with Carolina Hurricanes center Lucas Wallmark (71) during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Bruins are back in the playoffs. Hopefully now they will try, after Brad Marchand admitted they viewed the round robin as “preseason games.” If they try, they should beat the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round.

But what if you’re looking to place some bets on the series, or in the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs? That’s why we have the “Bankroll Boys,” Over/Under 98.5 hosts Joe Murray and Dan Lifshatz.

First, the Bruins-Hurricanes odds … as of this writing, here are the key betting lines for the series on the DraftKings Sports Book.

To win the series: Bruins -159, Hurricanes +135
To win Game 1: Bruins -137, Hurricanes +118
Game 1 over/under 5.5 goals: +112 over, -136 under
Puck lines (win by over 1.5 goals): Hurricanes -235, Bruins +190

Joe Murray likes the Bruins at -140, based on the consensus moneyline at OddsShark. Lifshatz has some plays for you in both the Bruins series and others in the playoffs. Here are his picks and explanations…

Bruins over Hurricanes in 6 or 7

“Goaltending will be the key. Rask has to be Rask and not poopy-pants Rask. I have faith in him.”

Calgary Flames over Dallas Stars

“Seems kinda simple, but the Flames’ depth is going to be an issue for Dallas and while I love Anton Khudobin, I still don’t know how I value him in the playoffs over Ben Bishop.”

Upset Pick: New York Islanders over Washington Capitals

“The Isles are just steamrolling hot, and it feels like the Caps are in a similar spot as the B’s where they’re good but just haven’t turned on the jets yet. New York may be able to get them into an 0-2 hole, and it’s over from there. I’ll take the classic ‘hot’ team versus the slow starting one.”

You can also hear Joe and Dan talk about their favorite bets every Saturday at 7 a.m. on the Over/Under live show. Listen below for the latest episode just to get an idea of their NHL betting expertise. They’re sure to have more plays for you as the Stanley Cup Playoffs unfold.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.