Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues Online NHL Betting Picks
The thrills that are the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals continue this weekend as the series heads to St. Louis. The Blues managed to avoid a harrowing 0-2 start and will be looking to take the lead at home. The Bruins on the other hand, are coming off a loss and will be looking to pick up their own road win this Saturday. So what do the NHL sports betting odds have to say about this matchup? Let’s check on the online NHL betting lines to see where the best value lies.
Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues – Saturday, June 1st
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Odds:
|Bruins||+1½ (-290)||5 (-145)||EV|
|Blues||-1½ (+245)||5 (+125)||-120|
🎥 Bruce Cassidy on turning the page to Game 3: "We need to be better. Period." pic.twitter.com/alAvgE8Ual
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 30, 2019
The Bruins are coming off a 3-2 loss and are therefore looking to avoid back-to-back losses. Although back-to-back losses wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for Boston, seeing as how they managed to bounce back in their series against the Blue Jackets despite conceding consecutive losses. However, seeing as how Boston is averaging 3.3 goals per game and are finding success on 31.7% of their power play opportunities, they should be able to pick up Game 3. After all, the Blues are only averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays.
Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (8 G, 11 A, 19 PTS.), David Pastrnak (7 G, 9 A, 16 PTS.), and David Krejci (4 G, 10 A, 14 PTS.).
St. Louis Blues
The Blues are coming off a solid win and will want to build on that success this Saturday. As aforementioned, the Blues are at an offensive disadvantage this weekend. Similarly, the Bruins also look better on defense. This is because St. Louis is allowing 2.5 goals per game and are denying 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Comparatively the Bruins are allowing 2 goals per matchup and are killing 87.5% of their opponents power play. So, since they’re outmatched on both offense and defense, is there any reason to back St. Louis here? Well, at the very least, they get the home ice advantage.
Players to Watch: Jaden Schwartz (12 G, 6 A, 18 PTS.), Vladimir Tarasenko (10 G, 5 A, 15 PTS.), and Ryan O’Reilly (3 G, 12 A, 15 PTS.).
Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions
- Boston are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the West conference.
- Boston has posted a 31-18 ATS record when playing on the road this season
- Louis are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Boston.
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’ last 8 games against an opponent in the East conference.
- Louis has posted a 32-20 ATS record when playing on the road this season
Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues matchup? All things considered, taking the Bruins straight up is the best way to go. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-2 Boston.