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2019 Stanley Cup Finals: Game 7 Betting Preview & Odds

Posted by: Charlie Smith
St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins Game 7

Game 6 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals delivered a wild finish that saw the St. Louis Blues fall 5-1 to the Bruins at home. In doing so, the Bruins became the 8th team in Stanley Cup history to win a game by 4 or more goals despite facing elimination. And since Game 7 will be held in Boston, will the NHL hockey betting line come out in favor of the Bruins? The hockey sports betting odds should help us figure out exactly how this matchup is shaping up.

Game 7 | 2019 Stanley Cup Finals | Blues vs. Bruins – Wed., June 12th     

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Blues +1½ (-200) 5½ (+140) +145
Bruins -1½ (+170) 5½ (-160) -165
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St. Louis Blues          

Game 6’s lopsided finish caught St. Louis off guard. The action was kicked off by Brad Marchand, who sunk the 1st goal of the match at the 8:40 mark. From there St. Louis managed to keep things even sided but failed to score a goal of their own. Things would maintain even-sided from there until the third where Boston once again blasted off. Although the Blues managed to score a goal themselves, they had no answer for the 4 goals Boston delivered in the final quarter of this match.

Now the Blues have the tough task of bouncing back from an embarrassing loss at home and of course, they have to do it on the road. So is the end of the line for St. Louis? Well all things considered, not exactly. After all, St. Louis was able to bounce back from a 7-2 loss at home in this very series. However, they did bounce back at home where they will not be playing this Wednesday night. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why the odds are sticking with the Bruins here.

Players to Watch: Ryan O’Reilly (7 G, 14 A, 21 PTS.), Jaden Schwartz (12 G, 6 A, 18 PTS.), and Alex Pietrangelo (2 G, 15 A, 17 PTS.).

Boston Bruins   

The momentum is with Boston following their jaw-dropping victory. Nevertheless, will that be enough for them to hoist the Stanley Cup this upcoming Wednesday? The odds seem to think so and the stats seem to suggest that as well. In their last 10 games against one another, Boston is averaging 3.10 goals per game while the Blues are sitting at 2.10. In addition, the Beasts of the East are taking about 30.60 shots per game while the Bluenotes are only shooting 28.60 per match. Furthermore, the Bruins have been much more successful with their power plays than St. Louis. In fact, out of 28 attempts, St. Louis has only scored 1 power play goal in their last 10 games against the Bruins. Comparatively, Boston is faring much better since they’ve scored 10 power play goals.

Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (9 G, 14 A, 23 PTS.), David Pastrnak (9 G, 10 A, 19 PTS.), and Torey Krug (2 G, 16 A, 18 PTS.).

2019 Stanley Cup Finals | Game 7 Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Boston is 28-9 against the spread (ATS) when playing with 2-days rest over the last 2 seasons
  • Boston is 10-3 straight up (SU) in their last 13 games this postseason
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 home games
  • Louis is 12-6 ATS in road games following a home loss this season
  • Louis is 23-10 ATS following a game in which they gave up 4 or more goals this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’ last 12 games this season

St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals? All things considered, it’s looking like Boston could come away with this one handily. They’ll be playing at home and look statistically much better than their opponent. Fortunately the money line isn’t tilted at all, making Boston a great straight up bet in Game 7. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-2 Boston.