Bruins 3, Blues 1: Home ice advantage. Big-game experience. Hot goalie. Dangerous power play. The Bruins have too many factors going for them. They are confident after going into St. Louis and beating the Blues 5-1 to force a Game 7. The Bruins trademark this season has the been the consistency they bring each and every game.80%
Best two words in sports, GAME SEVEN! Lets go baby this one should be a good one. I a, siding with the home team Bruins in this one. I still cant believe that the Blues Organization printed shirts and posted an ad in the paper congratulating their team on winning this thing before the fat lady had sung. I think that karma alone kills them. The Bruins have been one of the best teams in the league all year and Tuukka Rask has been the best goalie in the postseason so far. Jordan Binnington has been tough this year, but he has been a bit weaker in the postseason. He had just six losses in the Regular season, but 10 so far in the playoffs. Take the Bruins to raise the cup tonight
Tuukka Rask has been unfairly maligned by a segment of the Boston fanbase for years. But a shutout in Game 7 and walking away with the Conn Smythe Trophy would be a good way for the winningest goalie in Bruins history to cement his legacy.
Lord Stanley will reside in St. Louis after tonight. I believe the Blues will take the Title on their home ice Sunday night. Jordan Binningtgon has been tough to score on the last two games and the Blues have found out a way to stop the Boston power-play. They have plenty of momentum and the Enterprise Center will be rocking all night long. Its hard to see the Bruins coming out on top in this one.
Game 1 and 3 went well Over and I like the reward at +115 on the OVER tonight. Jordan Bennington has an 873 save percentage/3.90 goals in this series. He took a while to blossom and he's been cold in the limelight. Bruins score often all year and the fatigue of the playoffs is showing. Blues are well overwhelmed in this series which means goals will come often.50%
Although the bookmakers expected to see a low-scoring series, two of the previous three contests were finished in the over with six or more goals in the total. The Bruins offense seems sharp, and the over has hit in seven of the previous ten head-to-head duels in St. Louis, so Im taking the over. Betting Pick: Over 5.5 goals (+120)60%
I like Boston to come away with another victory in St. Louis Monday night. Boston is clearly the better team and I believe they will win this series and the Stanley Cup. They still have some work to do and it will start tonight on the road. Binnington had a 1.89 GAA during the regular season, but he has posted a 2.54 GAA in the playoffs so far. He is still a young goalie and the experience goes to Rask, who has allowed a mere 1.75 gpg over his last 16 games. Boston is also far superior on offense and they showed that by putting up seven goals in game three. Take the Bruins to grab a commanding 3-1 lead in this series with all the pucks they put on net.
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I like the Blues here at home. Confidence and momentum are key in winning in the postseason, and Blues have it. The Bruins just had their eight-game winning streak snapped at home in overtime which led to the momentum shift. While this not only gives the Blues momentum it also fills them with confidence after grabbing a huge win in game two of this series on Bostons ice. The Blues have been dominate at home this year, especially when Binnington took over in net. He went 14-2 with a 2.02 GAA at home during the regular-season and that included a 2-1 home win over the Bruins in a shootout. While this should be a close, scrappy contest, I like the Blues to continue what they have going and take a series lead here.50%
Boston is just too good right now. They shook off any rust in the first period of Game 1 then they took over the game. I expect more of the same here. I'm going with Bruins
Count on a probable lead by the Bruins after the first period. This one is at home in TD Garden in front of the Boston faithful. The whos who of the Boston elite will no doubt be making their appearance; the Bruins have a lot to play for. Once the dust settles, count on the Blues to shake off the butterflies and get after it. This one will be a battle but look for the Bruins to have the edge in game one. PICK: Bruins lead the game at the end of the first period. BOL!
The way St Louis looked against San Jose you have to believe they have a chance to win the cup. I think Binnington will hold his own here and and the St. Louis offense will do just enough to steal game 1 here. At +130 you've got to take the Blues in this spot.
I think the Blues are in a great spot to steal a game here. Both teams are well rested for this game, but the Bruins have had much more as they havent played since May 16th, while the Blues last played on May 21st. Rest can translate into rust and it has for the Bruins of late as they are 1-6 in their last seven games when playing on three or more days rest. Tuukka Rask does have the experience edge in this one and he has been playing well in the postseason, but Jordan Binnington is no slouch and he did allow just two goals in the final three games against the Sharks, who ranked 2nd in the league in scoring during the regular season. I like Binnington to hold their own in this one and an underrated St Louis offense will score just enough to grab a surprising game one win.
I like the Blues to close this thing out. The Blues have a huge edge in the crease and that should give them the edge they need to move onto their first Stanley Cup Finals since 1969/70. The Sharks allowed 3.46 gpg on the road for the year overall, which includes allowed 3.38 gpg on the road in the postseason. The Blues have allowed 2.98 gpg at home for the year, but we also note that Jordan Binnington had a 2.02 GAA here at home for the year and he has allowed just 2.38 gpg in his last eight home playoff games. With Binnington at home, the matchup in the crease is not even close. Look for the Blues to move on to the Stanley Cup Finals behind their rookie goalie.60%
The over has hit in the previous three games of the series after six straight head-to-head duels between San Jose and St. Louis that were finished in the under. The Blues lean on their sturdy defense, while the Sharks rely on their powerful offense, so this one could easily go either way, but the Sharks still rank 21st in total defense and the over has hit in 12 of their last 17 games.
I think the Blues come out pissed off and play with a vengeance. I will look for them to get up early. If you have any 1p bets I'd take the blues to be up by the first intermission. Despite the brutal loss last game, they are still a very good team at home and the Sharks have been so-so on the road throughout the year and play offs. I like Binnington to step up in this game against the high-scoring attack of the Sharks, while Jones will have a tough time slowing down a desperate St Louis. Take the Blues in this one.60%
I'm not convinced the Canes get swept here tonight but i surely wouldn't bet against the Bruins. I'm going to put my money on the over here as guns will be blazing tonight for sure.
There's blood in the water and the Bruins have dominated this series and have been the best team in the playoffs during this six-game winning streak where they're winning by an average of 2.5 goals during that span. The Carolina Hurricanes have gotten nothing easy offensively in this game and that's with them outshooting the Bruins in two of the three games. I just don't know you would fade the Bruins on the low line at this point.80%
Getting Carolina at only -120 at home is tempting considering how well the Hurricanes have played at home down the stretch and in the postseason so far. Boston has flat out owned the first two games of the series, and have had no issues winning on the road and owning the Hurricanes going back to the regular season. Based on what weve seen in the first two games, I have to side with Boston until they give me a reason to think otherwise.60%
The home team has won each of the last six games between the Blues and Sharks, and those games are being won by an average of 2.5 goals. The Sharks have won five of the last seven meetings overall against the Blues. I have to ride the hot hand and back the Sharks for a 2-0 series lead.50%