Bruins vs. Hawks Game 1 Pick

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CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) - Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Blackhawks is tonight in Chicago at 8:00PM ET. Who will take the opening game?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -152 money line favorites over the Bruins, who are +140 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -144 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to -152, while the Bruins' odds have gone from +133 up to +140.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 51% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 5-1-1 in the Bruins' last seven games playing on three or more days rest, 4-1 in their last five games overall, and 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. The under is also 5-1-1 in the Blackhawks' last seven games on Wednesday, 11-5-6 in their last 22 games overall, and 4-1-3 in their last eight when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous contest. Look for Tuuka Rask and Corey Crawford to dominant tonight's low-scoring affair.

2013 STANLEY CUP FINALS FREE PICK: BRUINS/BLACKHAWKS UNDER 5

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