NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 Betting Preview: Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues – Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Money Line: Boston Bruins -170
The Boston Bruins enter this game with a record of 64-30-1 and have lost three of the last five games in the series but are coming off a Game 6 win on the road by a score of 5-1 which tied the series at 3-3 to force Game 7.
The St. Louis Blues enter this game with a record of 60-36-11 and have won three of their last five games but lost Game 6 at home after winning Games 4 and 5.
The Boston Bruins are listed as -170 moneyline favorites over the St. Louis Blues.
One Last Chance
The St. Louis Blues had the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup at home in Game 6 but lost to the Bruins 5-1, forcing a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals. St. Louis is 30-16-7 on the road and 26-12-4 as an underdog this season.
Ryan O’Reilly leads the team in points with 21. Alex Pietrangelo leads the team in assists with 15. Jaden Schwartz leads the team in goals with 12. Jordan Binnington is 15-10 with a .911 save percentage and is allowing 2.52 goals per game in the playoffs.
St. Louis is averaging 2,97 goals per game, which ranks 16th in the NHL. They are averaging 31.43 shots per game, which ranks 17th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.59 power play goals per game, which is tied for 11th in the NHL.
They are averaging 2.97 power-play chances per game, which ranks 13th in the NHL. The Blues are allowing an average of 2.73 goals per game, which is tied for sixth in the NHL.
After losing Games 4 and 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals and facing elimination, they won Game 6 of the series to force a Game 7 at home. Boston is 36-12-5 at home and 49-20-9 as a favorite this season.
Brad Marchand leads the team in points with 23. Torey Krug leads the team in assists with 16. Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, and Charlie Coyle are tied for the team lead in goals with nine apiece. Tuukka Rask is 15-8 with a .938 save percentage and is allowing 1.93 goals per game in the playoffs.
Boston is averaging 3.21 goals per game, which ranks 10th in the NHL. They are averaging 32.67 shots per game, which ranks 10th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.85 power play goals per game, which ranks third in the NHL. They are averaging 3.07 power-play chances per game, which is tied for 8th in the NHL. The Bruins are allowing an average of 2.50 goals per game, which ranks third in the NHL.
Boston Wins the Stanley Cup
In January, the Blues were among the teams with the fewest points in the NHL but had a crazy run to end the season. With the momentum going into Game 6 of the series, they had the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup at home but instead lost to Boston and now must travel and try to win Game 7 on the road.
St. Louis is 5-5 in its last 10 matchups with Boston while the Bruins are outscoring the Blues by an average of 3.10 to 2.10 in those games. The Blues are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Bruins while Boston is outscoring St. Louis by an average of 2.67 to 2.33 in those contests. Despite the recent record, I look for the scoring trend to continue with a Bruins win at home in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday.