Blues vs. Bruins Prediction
The St. Louis Blues and the host Boston Bruins will lock horns tonight for a highly anticipated Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Will Boston take care of business on its home ice and hoist the championship trophy?
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
TD Garden at 8:08PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bruins are a -185 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blues are a +160 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Wednesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with host Boston. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Blues hammered in Game 6
St. Louis lost by a score of 5-1 at home Sunday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals as Boston evened the series at 3-3. The Blues trailed 1-0 through two periods and then gave up two more in the third period before getting on the board at the 7:59 mark on a Ryan O'Reilly goal. Alex Pietrangelo and David Perron assisted on the score. Jordan Binnington took the loss between the pipes as he surrendered four goals on 31 shots.
Bruins stay alive with win
Boston rolled to a 5-1 road victory Sunday night at St. Louis in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals to force a Game 7. The Bruins got on the board with 11:20 remaining in the first period on a power play goal from Brad Marchand off assists from David Pastrnak and Torey Krug. It remained that way until the 17:29 mark of the third period as Brandon Carlo scored off an assist courtesy of Jake DeBrusk. Karson Kuhlman made it 3-0 with 9:45 left on an assist by David Krejci. The Blues trimmed it to 3:01 less than two minutes later, but two minutes after that Pastrnak pushed the lead back to three goals on a score assisted by Marchand and Sean Kuraly. Zdeno Chara added an unassisted goal on an empty net with 2:19 left to officially clinch it. Tuukka Rask secured 28 saves on 29 shots to post the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The underdog is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
The Bruins are 4-10 in their last 14 home meetings against St. Louis. Boston is 6-6 against the Blues the last three seasons.
Everyone seems to think Boston has this wrapped up before it even plays the game. St. Louis didn't get to this point by accident and a poor Game 6 can't dissuade me from thinking it will bring its all tonight. Binnington has been up-and-down, but when he is sharp he can carry the Blues in any game. Expect this to be a low-scoring affair and if someone like O'Reilly or Vladimir Tarasenko can score an impact goal at a crucial moment, St. Louis could be celebrating its first-ever Stanley Cup title. I think the moneyline is too tilted toward Boston and I'm going to try and take advantage with an underdog play.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES +160