Last Updated: 2019-06-09
Coming into the matchup with eight wins each in the series St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins collide at the Enterprise Center in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The first puck will drop at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 9, and you’ll be able to catch it live on NBC.
Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues Odds
Boston (-105) is playing the role of underdog to St. Louis (-115) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 5 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -145 money on the over and +125 on the under.
Boston is 63-41 straight up (SU) and has earned 5.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 56 of its contests have gone under the total, while 44 have gone over and just four have pushed. This 2018-19 Bruins team is 27-24 SU on the road.
Following a regular season where they found the net on 27.5 percent of all power-play opportunities (the third-best), the Bruins have connected on 33.3 percent of their postseason power plays.
The Bruins’ offensive attack attempted 32.7 shots per game in the regular season, leading to 3.2 goals per contest (ranked 11th overall in the NHL). In the postseason, the club is maintaining an average of 32.6 shots on goal ( 3.3 goals per game).
With a .921 save percentage and 26.3 saves per game, Tuukka Rask (41-27-7) has been the top option in goal for Boston this year. If it decides to rest him, however, the team might roll with Jaroslav Halak (22-18-4), who has a .922 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average this year.
On the other side of the rink, St. Louis is 60-46 straight up (SU) and has earned 6.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 53 of its matches have gone under the total, while 46 have gone over and just seven have pushed. The team is 30-23 SU at home this year.
The Blues have converted on 20.1 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for eighth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.2 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jordan Binnington (24.4 saves per game) has been the top choice in goal for the Blues. Binnington has 39 wins, 17 losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has maintained a .921 save percentage and a solid 2.13 goals against average this year.
Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
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For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their last five outings.
Boston has attempted 32.7 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 28.3 in its last 10 outings.
Over Boston’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 6-1 in those games).
Boston skaters created 24.3 hits per game last season, while the Blue Notes accounted for 23.1 hits per contest.