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Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins Game 2’s NHL Hockey Betting Preview

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St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks

The 2019 Stanley Cup Finals continue this Wednesday night with Game 2 of the St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins championship series. The Bruins managed to take Game 1 decisively 4-2 and are hopeful they can build off that lead this NHL hockey betting evening. The Blues on the other hand, are coming off a disappointing loss and will be vying to take some steam out from under Boston’s 8-game win streak. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take tonight?

St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins – Wednesday, May 29th     

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Blues +1½ (-185) 5½ (+125) +150
Blues -1½ (+160) 5½ (-145) -170
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St. Louis Blues          

Unsurprisingly, the Blues enter this contest pegged as NHL hockey betting underdogs. All things considered, the Blues Game 1 loss came because the team couldn’t keep up with Boston’s offensive production. Despite the fact that they took an early two-goal lead, they were outshot 30-12 in the final two periods of the match. Naturally, St. Louis was unable to maintain a lead with that sort of barrage in front of them. However, there are some good news for St. Louis. Defenseman Vince Dunn has been sidelined since Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals due to taking a puck to the face. But since he’s made three straight practices, he could be suiting up for St. Louis in Game 2 tonight. All things considered, the Blues could certainly use the help on defense.

Players to Watch: Jaden Schwartz (12 G, 5 A, 17 PTS.), Vladimir Tarasenko (9 G, 5 A, 14 PTS.), and Ryan O’Reilly (3 G, 11 A, 14 PTS.).

Boston Bruins   

As aforementioned, the Bruins enter tonight’s matchup riding an 8-game win streak. By the looks of it, the odds are banking on Boston getting their 9th straight this evening. Interestingly enough, following Boston’s Game 1 triumph, the Bruins forced St. Louis to fall to 0-13 in all-time Stanley Cup play. So the question going forward is, will the Blues be able to get their first ever Stanley Cup win? It seems unlikely but it’s important to note that St. Louis is 8-4 in their last 12 games on the road against Boston. If they can duplicate that success tonight, maybe they’ll be able to tie things up.

Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (8 G, 11 A, 19 PTS.), David Pastrnak (7 G, 8 A, 15 PTS.), and David Krejci (4 G, 10 A, 14 PTS.).

St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’ last 7 games against an opponent in the East conference.
  • St. Louis are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston.
  • St. Louis has posted a 31-20 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the West conference.
  • Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
  • Boston has posted a 23-28 ATS record when playing at home this season.

St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins matchup? All in all, it seems Boston is the safest pick here. Instead of taking them straight up, you can take Boston to cover the spread and take advantage of some pretty nice odds. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-3 Boston.