Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues Free Pick 6/3/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-06-03

The Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues are set to face off at the Enterprise Center in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. NBC will broadcast the matchup, which gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, June 3.

Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues Odds

Each team currently has an identical -110 moneyline in this matchup, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-135 to bet the under, +115 for the over).

Boston is 63-39 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 7.8 units this season. Through 102 regular season outings, 55 of its games have gone under the total, while 43 have gone over and just four have pushed. The Bruins are 27-23 SU as a road team in 2018-19.

Following a regular season where they scored on 27.9 percent of all power-play opportunities (the third-best), the Bruins have connected on 35.9 percent of their power plays in the postseason.

The Bruins’ offensive skaters attempted 32.7 shots per game in the regular season, resulting in 3.2 goals per outing (ranked 11th overall in the NHL). In the playoffs, the team is maintaining an average of 32.8 shots on goal 3.5 goals per game.

Averaging 26.2 saves per game with a .921 save percentage, Tuukka Rask (41-25-7) has been the top option in goal for Boston this season. If Boston decides to rest him, however, the team may turn to Jaroslav Halak (22-18-4), who has a .922 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average this year.

On the other bench, St. Louis is 58-46 straight up (SU) and has netted 4.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 104 regular season contests, 52 of its games have gone under the total, while 45 have gone over and just seven have pushed. It’s 29-23 SU at home this year.

The Blues have converted on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.9 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jordan Binnington (24.2 saves per game) has been the primary option in the crease for the Blues. Binnington has 37 wins, 17 losses, and three OT losses to his name and has registered a solid 2.16 goals against average and a .919 save percentage this season.

Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues Free Picks

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over


Betting Trends

For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five matches.

Boston’s attempted 32.7 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 30.6 in its last five road games.

Over Boston’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 7-0 in those games).

Boston skaters notched 24.3 hits per game last season, while the Blue Notes logged 23.1 hits per contest.

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