We have said before that very good teams always seem to find a way to win when the chips are down and the odds are stacked against them. Digging out of a hole and getting back into a game or a series becomes commonplace for the best teams in the league, but it becomes that much tougher when the next loss means the end of a series and that the opposition will be crowned as the champion. That is exactly where the Boston Bruins are right now as we head into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
They have seen a 2-1 series lead turn into a 3-2 deficit, and they are now staring down the barrel of elimination and the end of their Stanley Cup dreams. There were a lot of people who did not see this coming given that the St. Louis Blues were considered a longshot to win it all when they came into the postseason. The Blues now head home with the chance to win it all, heading into Game 6 favored by 1 ½, with the O/U for this one set at 5.
Bruins vs Blues 2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Odds & Preview
- When: Sunday, June 9 at 8 PM EST
- Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis
- TV: NBC
- Radio: Boston / St. Louis
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- 2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Odds: Blues -1.5 (+230)
Why bet on the Boston Bruins?
This has been an up and down Stanley Cup Final for the Bruins, who have twice had the lead in this series before losing the next game after each win. It has also been the tale of a Jekyll and Hyde offense that looks great one night, only to be shut down the next. It is very often Game 5 in a series that proves to be the most crucial, as it either sends a team home or has them on the brink of elimination heading into the next outing.
Losing 2-1 at home in Game 5 was nothing short of disastrous for the Bruins, who once again struggled to get the offense going for the second-straight game. The goal in Game 6 will be to go out and get the early goal that takes the home crowd out of it. Easier said than done against the Blues defense.
- Goals: 3.21
- Shots: 32.61
- PP/PK Percentage: 27.76%
- Goals: 2.51
- Shots: 30.00
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.51
Why bet on the St. Louis Blues?
The way in which the Blues forged ahead in this series has essentially been the same method they have used all through their postseason run. Whenever their defense has an off night, the Blues seem to be able to shake it off quickly and get the win in the next game.
They surrendered 7 goals in Game 3 versus the Bruins, going down 2-1 in the series in the process, but in the 2 games following that one, they have surrendered just 3 goals, with Jordan Binnington shutting up shop in a big way after getting yanked in Game 3. The Blues now head back home with a shot at lifting the Stanley Cup in front of their own fans. You can’t really ask for a better advantage than that.
- Goals: 3.00
- Shots: 31.55
- PP/PK Percentage: 20.13
- Goals: 2.72
- Shots: 28.50
- PP/PK Percentage: 20.00
Bruins vs Blues MLB Betting Trends
- Bruins are 9-3 SU in the last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games played in June
- Blues are 6-2 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 6 games
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Bruins vs Blues
I think that we will look back on this series and see the stifling defensive performance that the Blues delivered on the road in Game 5 as the critical turning point. I like St. Louis to head home on Sunday night and close it out.
Boston Bruins 2 St. Louis Blues 4