The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins battle it out in Game 5 on Thursday, June 6. After four matches, the two Stanley Cup participants are tied at 2-2. Which squad will take the all important 3-2 series lead? Check out the Stanley Cup Finals odds, analysis, and a free pick for Blues-Bruins Game 5!
Blues vs Bruins 2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Thursday, June 6 at 8:00pm ET
- Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
- TV: NBC
- Radio: Blues / Bruins
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- 2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Odds: Bruins -150
Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win at +130?
After a strange Game 3 where the Bruins went up 2-0 after the first period, St. Louis bounced back in Game 4. The Blues turned the tables on the Bruins in that first period.
While in Game 3 Boston outshot St. Louis 13-8, St. Louis outshot Boston in period one in Game 4. The Blues took 13 shots. The Bruins took only 9. St. Louis ratcheted up the offensive pressure throughout the match, outshooting Boston 13-4 in the third period. St. Louis now has the blueprint to beat the Bruins. That bodes well for them in tonight’s match.
- Goals For: 2.5
- Shots For: 30.7
- Power Plays: 21%
- Face-Offs: 51.9%
- Goals Against: 2.4
- Shots Against: 31.6
- Penalty Kills: 82.8%
- Shutouts: 6
Why Boston Bruins are a good bet to win at -150?
Boston has been knocked down a couple of times in this series. After losing Game 2, the Bruins made the necessary adjustments to beat St. Louis in Game 3. They failed in Game 4, but that’s okay.
Boston returns home and, no doubt, will make the necessary adjustments again. The Bruins know how important Game 5 is. They will do what it takes to grab the 3-2 series lead.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 32.7
- Power Plays: 25.9%
- Face-Offs: 50.7%
- Goals Against: 2.6
- Shots Against: 29.5
- Penalty Kills: 79.9%
- Shutouts: 5
2019 Stanley Cup Finals Betting Trends for Blues vs Bruins
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Blues’ last 5 games
- The Blues are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- The Blues are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games on the road
- The Blues are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road versus Boston
- The Bruins are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games
- The Bruins are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games
Blues vs Bruins Game 5 2019 Stanley Cup Finals Betting Analysis
We can pretty much throw trends out the window in this series. The two best teams in the National Hockey League have put on a show. Both Boston and St. Louis haven’t disappointed with each team trading wins in the first four matches.
Although that’s true, there has come a point during ever St. Louis Blues series in the playoffs where they make the adjustment that carries them to a series victory. That adjustment might have happened in Game 4.
When the Blues have won, it’s when they’ve been aggressive on offense. They must be aggressive from the first dropped puck. They weren’t in the first period in Game 3 and it cost them. St. Louis knows the only way to beat Boston is to pressure them from the outset. They’ll do that on Thursday night. The Blues pull off the huge Game 5 upset win.
2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Pick: Blues +130