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Blues at Bruins 6/6/19 - NHL Playoffs Picks & Predictions

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Game Boston Bruins vs Saint Louis Blues
Date & Time Thursday June 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Latest odds
BOS -157 Total 5.5
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The Saint Louis Blues really bucked a lot of the pundits that were calling for the Blues to lose in the 4th game of the series. Instead, Saint Louis was able to control the Bruins offense and actually contained the way that Rask was able to protect the net. What else is going to help the Blues out, is the fact that they were able to protect the net really well in the game.

The good news for the Bruins is they are coming back home in this game and that will help them out quite a bit as the Bruins have been very strong at home. The Blues, though, have a pattern that if it holds true will see them struggle defensively in this game and that could cost the Blues the chance to help Binnington in protecting the net.
In the 4th game with Rask in net, he was able to turn away 34 out of the 37 shots that he faced. That actually led to a decent save percentage of 91.9% on the season so far. He did have a couple of a power play saves and 7 short handed saves on the year so far.

Jordan Binnington bounced back nicely after getting pulled in the third game of the series. Binnington only faced 23 shots in the game and allowed 2 of them to slip by him. That actually led to a save percentage of 91.3% on the season. He did only have to face 2 power play shots and a shorthanded shot in the game.

Recent Betting Trends

Blues are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Boston.
Favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

Free Pick:
Boston Bruins -157

The Blues are definitely going to have to buck the pattern they have had on the playoffs all season long of playing very poorly in the first game in a new city. If the Blues are able to do that and the Blues defense shows up the Blues have a good chance of winning. What can tip the scales is if the refs pull what they did in the 4th game and allows the players to play or if they are going to call everything. In Boston, though, the Bruins have too much fan base and excitement in the arena for the Blues to pull off the victory. Final Score Prediction, Boston Bruins win 4-2.

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