Blues vs Bruins 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 1 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on May 27, 2019

The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins battle in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday, May 27. Will the Bruins get off to the hot series start as the favorite? Or, will underdog St. Louis take Game 1? Check out our Stanley Cup Finals odds, analysis, and a free pick for Blues-Bruins Game 1!

Blues vs Bruins 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 1 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win at +130?

Of the final two remaining teams, St. Louis has had to show much more resiliency than the Boston Bruins. The Blues have absolutely no fear. They beat the Winnipeg Jets 3 times on the road, the Dallas Stars twice on enemy ice, and the San Jose Sharks twice on the road.

St. Louis also had to come back and beat the Sharks after a non-call hand pass cost them Game 3. The Blues won’t be intimidated by Boston on Monday night.

Team Statistics

  • Goals For: 2.5
  • Shots For: 30.7
  • Power Plays: 21%
  • Face-Offs: 51.9%
  • Goals Against: 2.4
  • Shots Against: 31.6
  • Penalty Kills: 82.8%
  • Shutouts: 6

Why Boston Bruins are a good bet to win at -155?

The Boston Bruins have been on a stunning roll. After going down 1 game to 2 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Boston decided to pick up their skates and dominate.

The Bruins have won 7 straight. They won 3 in a row against the Blue Jackets. In the Eastern Conference Finals, they swept the Carolina Hurricanes. Boston should definitely protect their home ice in Game 1.

Team Statistics

  • Goals For: 3.1
  • Shots For: 32.7
  • Power Plays: 25.9%
  • Face-Offs: 50.7%
  • Goals Against: 2.6
  • Shots Against: 29.5
  • Penalty Kills: 79.9%
  • Shutouts: 5

Stanley Cup Finals Betting Trends for Blues vs Bruins

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 6 games
  • Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Louis is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road
  • Louis is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 6 games against an Eastern Conference opponent
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis’ last 20 games against an Atlantic Division opponent

Blues vs Bruins Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Betting Analysis

St. Louis might be the best hockey team that Boston has faced during the postseason. The Bruins didn’t have to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, or Tampa Bay Lightning on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. St. Louis had to battle some of the best teams in the Western Conference.

Although St. Louis is more battle-tested, the Bruins shouldn’t lose Game 1. Boston may have taken on lesser teams like Columbus and Carolina, but they dominated those lesser teams. St. Louis will challenge Boston for Lord Stanley’s hardware. It won’t happen in Game 1, though. Boston wins.

2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 Pick: Bruins -155