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NHL Betting News and Notes Wednesday, June 19

NHL Betting News and Notes Wednesday, June 19

CHICAGO (49-12-0-7, 105 pts.) at BOSTON (42-17-0-8, 92 pts.) - 6/19/2013, 8:05 PM

Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 10-18 ATS (-15.2 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 16-5 ATS (+10.2 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more this season.
BOSTON is 340-328 ATS (-81.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
CHICAGO is 49-19 ATS (+19.0 Units) in all games this season.
CHICAGO is 49-19 ATS (+19.0 Units) second half of the season this season.
CHICAGO is 336-346 ATS (+729.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
BOSTON is 63-70 ATS (-50.8 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 4-1 (+3.6 Units) against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 4-1-0 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.5 Units)

Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Boston   
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

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Blackhawks at Bruins: What Bettors Need to Know

Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins (-130, 4.5)

In order to take a step toward solving the Boston Bruins, the Chicago Blackhawks will need to tackle the task that is Tuukka Rask. The goaltender has kept the President's Trophy-winning Blackhawks off the scoreboard for over 122 minutes as the Bruins have claimed a 2-1 edge in the Stanley Cup final. After Rask recorded his third postseason shutout by stopping all 28 shots he faced in a 2-0 triumph on Monday, Chicago will look to get the better of the young stud in Wednesday's Game 4 and end Boston's seven-game home winning streak - thereby evening the series in the process.

The Blackhawks are expected to receive a boost with the "likely" return of Marian Hossa, according to coach Joel Quenneville. Hossa, who shares the team lead with 15 points, was a late scratch with an upper-body injury on Monday - despite taking part in the pre-game warmup. An ailing power play continues to plague Chicago, which has failed to score on all 11 opportunities with the man advantage in the series and 20 consecutive dating back to Game 2 of the Western Conference final versus the Los Angeles Kings.

ABOUT THE BLACKHAWKS: After sharing the team lead in goals with Patrick Kane in the regular season, captain Jonathan Toews has mustered all of one during the playoffs. "Whether it's him or our power play, offensively I think we're all a little gun shy in that area," Quenneville said. "One thing with Johnny, you can always measure how he's going to be competing because game in, game out, he leaves it out there." Quenneville admitted that he has considered reuniting Kane and Toews on the same line - as he did briefly against the Kings. The presence of towering Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has played a part in splitting the two.

ABOUT THE BRUINS: Credit Patrice Bergeron for adding to Chicago's troubles as last season's Selke Trophy winner scored a power-play goal and won 24 of 28 faceoffs in Game 3. Bergeron has tallied twice with the man advantage in the Stanley Cup - and has won the respect of his teammates in spades. "(He) is by far the best two-way centerman in the league," Brad Marchand said. "He proves it night in and night out how special he is as a two-way guy." Daniel Paille scored for the second straight contest and has three points in the Stanley Cup final.


* Bruins are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
* Under is 11-3-3 in Blackhawks last 17 games playing on 1 days rest.
* Under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 home games.
* Blackhawks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.


1. Chicago C Michal Handzus lost all 10 of his faceoffs in the first two periods of Game 2. He did not take another in the third period.

2. The Bruins have killed off their last 27 short-handed chances.

3. Boston has won 11 of its last 13 games.

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2013 NHL Playoffs

Bruins won 11 of last 13 games overall (4-2 in OT games) since rallying from down 4-1 at 11:00 mark in Game 7 of 1st round vs Toronto. Bruins are 8-2 at home in playoffs; they allowed seven goals in last eight games overall. Six of last eight Boston games stayed under total; under is 5-2-1 in Chicago's road playoff games. Chicago won eight of last 11 games since being down 3-1 in Detroit series. Blackhawks allowed three or less goals in last 13 games. Chicago failed to score on its last 20 power-play opportunities (0-11 in series); Boston has killed off its last 27 short-handed situations. Home team gets last line change and Bergeron has won 24 of last 28 faceoffs, so playing in Garden is big advantage for B's. Toews has only one playoff goal for Hawks, after tying for team lead in regular season.

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Blackhawks vs. Bruins Game 4 Odds and Betting Guide
By: The Linemakers

The Bruins have grinded out a pair of victories in a row against the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals, prompting oddsmakers to adjust their lines in Boston's direction. The Bruins are -130 at the LVH Superbook for Wednesday’s Game 4, up from -120 for Game 3, and they are now favored to win the Cup at odds of -215.

After the opening game saw seven goals scored, the teams have combined for a a total five over the last two. That has dropped the total from 5 goals, as it was early in the series, to 4.5 for Game 4.

The big question for the Blackhawks Wednesday is the status of Marian Hossa, who was a surprise scratch Monday night with an upper body injury. The Blackhawks are sending out positive signals for Hossa in Game 4, but he is anything but certain to play.

Chicago also will need to solve Tuukka Rask. The Boston goalie has allowed just one goal over the past two games and has not been scored on since the 11:22 mark of the first period in Game 2.

The lines are from LVH SuperBook as of Tuesday evening.

*Denotes goalie start is not confirmed. Goalie starts can be subject to change.

No. 1 Chicago Blackhawks at No. 4 Boston Bruins

Bruins lead series 2-1.

Puck Line: Blackhawks +1.5 (-280), Bruins -1.5 (-240)

Money Line: Blackhawks +120, Bruins -130

Total: 4.5o-120

Series price: Bruins: -215, Blackhawks: +185

Goalies: Corey Crawford* (19-5-5, 1.94 GAA, .926 SV%) vs. Tuukka Rask* (19-10-5, 2.00 GAA, .929 SV%)

Scoring: The Blackhawks average 2.96 goals per game. They allow 2.01. The Bruins average 2.75 goals per game. They allow 2.10.

Blackhawks injuries:

RW Marian Hossa (Probable)

LW Daniel Carcillo (Questionable)

D Steve Montador (Out)

Bruins injuries:

C Gregory Campbell (Out)

C Marc Savard (Out)

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