St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins NHL Hockey Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2019 Stanley Cup Finals kick off this Monday night, giving NHL hockey betting fans the series they were looking for. After a grueling postseason, our series is set with the St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins matchup. The Blues have had one of the toughest roads to the Finals we’ve seen and undoubtedly have another tall order in front of them. The Bruins on the other hand, made quick work of Carolina in the conference championships and come into this contest well rested. So what kind of outcome can sports betting fans expect out of this Game 1 matchup?
St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins – Monday, May 27th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
St. Louis Blues
Despite being the worst team in the league back in early January, St. Louis has risen from the ashes and now undoubtedly has an opportunity to hoist the Stanley Cup. Unsurprisingly, tonight’s NHL hockey betting odds are pegging St. Louis as the underdog. However, judging from their journey, pegging St. Louis as an underdog isn’t enough to rule them out. After all, that has pretty much been the story in this postseason from the get go. Nevertheless, St. Louis is 5-5 in their last 10 games against Boston so there’s really no telling how this one will turn out.
All in all this game could delve to a battle between the goaltenders, since goalies on both sides are elite. It’s unquestionably worth noting that St. Louis is 30-10-5 since the 3rd of January so it’s safe to say that they bring a ton of momentum to this matchup. Comparatively Boston hasn’t booted up since they eliminated Carolina in the second week of May.
Players to Watch: Jaden Schwartz (12 G, 4 A, 16 PTS.), Ryan O’Reilly (3 G, 11 A, 14 PTS.), and Alex Pietrangelo (2 G, 11 A, 13 PTS.).
The Bruins enter as NHL hockey betting favorites and are eager to prove they are the better team. Having swept Carolina in the conference finals, Boston hasn’t played on the ice in quite a while. All in all Boston absolutely dominated Carolina, converting 7 of 15 power-play opportunities. This subsequently led to an increase in their efficiency with the man advantage of 34%. While the extended layoff might turn away some bettors looing to back the Bruins, the extra rest might in fact help Boston. This is because teams coming off more than a 5 days rest are 16-11 in the following series, since 2013.
Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (7 G, 11 A, 18 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
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 things considered, this one could go either way. However, given their recent dominance, we’re going to have to stick with the Blues here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-1 Boston.