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Bruins at Blues 6/1/19 - NHL Playoffs Picks & Predictions

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Game Saint Louis Blues vs Boston Bruins
Date & Time Saturday June 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Latest odds
STL -120 Total 5
TV Channel
NBCSN

The Bruins and the Blues have had a thrilling series so far as the series is tied 1-1 heading back to Saint Louis. The Blues, though, had to battle back in the game and ended up wining the game in overtime. Now, the Bruins are a team that has to really perform on the road, which if the earlier games this playoff run has shown has been difficult for the Bruins as they did have some problems in Columbus.

The Blues, though, are coming in with a little bit of a high as they were able to secure their first Stanley Cup win in quite a while and brought the series back to a best of 5 now. At home this playoff season the Blues have been a fairly strong team, but now the Blues have a couple of players that are listed as day-to-day on the injury report and that could cause them to have some extra pressure to overcome.
The Bruins in the last game were able to rely on Tukka Rask in net. While Rask did give up the winning goal in overtime, off of a delayed penalty call, Rask did have a decent game overall. Rask was under almost constant pressure as he faced a total of 37 shots in the game and saved all of them but 3, which led to a 91.9% of the shots being saved.

Jordan Binnington definitely had a lighter night in the goal compared to the opening game of the series. However, Binnington was still not as good as Rask in the game as he saved only 91.3% of the shots he faced. Binnington was shot at 23 times and saved all but 2 of the shots.

Recent Betting Trends

Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
Blues are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 5-0 in Bruins last 5 road games.
Over is 4-1 in Blues last 5 games following a win.

Free Pick:
Saint Louis Blues -120

The Blues were able to really amp up the offensive pressure on Rask in the last game and that led to him cracking under the pressure. The Blues defense managed to counter the Bruins attack and helped to keep the attack off of Binnington for most of the game and when Binnington did face some shots he did a decent job turning them away even if he did not play at the same level as Rask. The Bruins defense definitely has to step up in this game and sadly, the Bruins defense is not up to the task as the pressure increases in the push for the cup. Final Score Prediction, Saint Louis Blues win 3-2.

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