Blue Jackets vs Bruins Stanley Cup Playoffs Lines & Game 5 Pick

Blue Jackets vs Bruins Stanley Cup Playoffs Lines & Game 5 Pick

Written by on May 3, 2019

Columbus heads to Boston to battle the Bruins in the always important Game 5. The Columbus Blue Jackets seemed to be on a roll after winning two in a row in the series. But, the Boston Bruins bounced back with a big Game 4 win. Will the Blue Jackets get back on track, or will Boston take the series lead? Check out NHL Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Blue Jackets-Bruins Game 5!

Blue Jackets vs Bruins NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Why Columbus Blue Jackets are a good bet to win at +125?

Columbus appeared to have the series under control after a 3-2 overtime Game 2 win in Boston and a 2-1 Game 3 victory at home. The Blue Jackets took a backward step in Game 4.

They’ll have a shot to get back on track in Game 5, though. Columbus has proven that they can win at the TD Garden and that their defense can contain Boston’s offense. This should be a tough matchup, but Columbus can take it.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.1
  • Shots For: 31.6
  • Power Plays: 15.4%
  • Face-Offs: 50.2%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.8
  • Shots Against: 29.5
  • Penalty Kills: 85%
  • Shutouts: 6

Why Boston Bruins are a good bet to win at -150?

The real Boston Bruins finally showed up in Game 4. Knowing they had to win to prevent the Blue Jackets from taking a commanding 3-1 series lead, the Bruins were fantastic when dominating Columbus 4 goals to 1.

Now at home in Game 5, Boston should be even tougher for Columbus to deal with. There’s a good chance the Bruins continue their excellent play and beat the Blue Jackets by at least 2 goals again.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.1
  • Shots For: 32.7
  • Power Plays: 25.9%
  • Face-Offs: 50.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.6
  • Shots Against: 29.5
  • Penalty Kills: 79.9%
  • Shutouts: 5

NHL Hockey Betting Trends for Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins

  • Blue Jackets are 8-1 in their last 9 road games
  • Blue Jackets are 6-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog
  • Blue Jackets are 13-3 in their last 16 games overall
  • Bruins are 7-2 in their last 9 versus the Metropolitan
  • Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game
  • Bruins are 20-7 in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest

Blue Jackets vs Bruins Game 5 NHL Betting Analysis

Although Columbus has proven to be one of the surprise teams during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Boston Bruins might have turned the corner with the Game 4 victory. In most playoff series, there’s a moment where one team asserts itself as the superior squad.

Boston seemed to have done that in Game 4. They outshot Columbus 46-40 while Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask was terrific with 39 saves. The Bruins appear ready to take charge of this series. They’re the play.

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Pick: Bruins -150

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