Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals goes on Sunday, June 9th, at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Stanley Cup, itself, will be in the building because the St. Louis Blues are now up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series and one win away their first championship in franchise history. The Blues opened Game 6 as a -116 favorite while the Bruins came in at +105. The total for Game 6 is set at 5.
Blues vs Bruins Game 6 Odds
|Team||Moneyline at BetOnline||Puckline||Game Total|
|Boston Bruins||+105||+1.5 (-280)||Over 5.0 (-145)|
|St. Louis Blues||-116||-1.5 (235)||Under 5.0 (+125)|
*Odds as of June 6, 2019.
Blues Win Another Late-Series Road Game
From the start of the playoffs, the Blues have been impressive in late-series road games. They went into Winnipeg and won Game 5 in the opening round, which gave them a 3-2 series lead. They went into Dallas in Game 6 and won to tie up their second-round series 3-3. In the Western Conference Finals, they won Game 5 on the road to take a 3-2 series lead on the San Jose Sharks.
The same happened on Thursday as the Blues went into Boston and gutted out a huge win. It wasn’t pretty – especially with the game-winning goal being a controversial one that probably shouldn’t have counted. And in general, the Blues were thoroughly outplayed. However, they found a way to win and that’s all that matters.
Bruins vs Blues Statistical Comparison
|49-24-9 (29-9-3 home)||Reg. Season Record||45-28-9 (21-13-7 away)|
|14-8 (7-3 away)||Playoff Record||15-9 (6-6 away)|
|3.13 (11th)||Goals Per Game (Reg. Season)||3.0 (15th)|
|3.43 (2nd)||Goals Per Game (Playoffs)||2.96 (4th)|
|2.59 (T 3rd)||Goals Against Per Game (Reg. Season)||2.6 (T5th)|
|2.10 (1st)||Goals Against Per Game (Playoffs)||2.74 (7th)|
|52.89 (5th)||Fenwick % (Reg. Season)||52.10 (7th)|
|50.56 (8th)||Fenwick % (Playoffs)||50.83 (6th)|
|91.23 (7th)||Save % (Reg. Season)||90.62 (16th)|
|93.50 (1st)||Save % (Playoffs)||90.30 (11th)|
|51.14 (14th)||High-Danger Chances % (Reg. Season)||54.34 (5th)|
|52.77 (6th)||High-Danger Chances % (Playoffs)||47.78 (13th)|
Betting Trends to Know for Game 6
|Boston Bruins||St. Louis Blues|
|16-7 when playing on two-day’s rest this season.||The Blues are 6-6 when playing on two-day’s rest this season.|
|38-25 versus teams with a winning record.||39-25 versus teams with a winning record.|
|5-1 in last 6 playoff road games.||4-0 in Game 6’s this postseason.|
|3-0 this postseason when scoring 1 or less in previous game.||3-1 in last 4 home games.|
Bruins Need To Find Their Offense
After the Bruins won 7-2 in St. Louis in Game 3, many people figured they had a leg up on the series and would close things out in six games. They had all of the momentum, it seemed. Looks can be deceiving, though, as the Bruins have scored just three goals in total in the two games since.
The Bruins are having a hard time in five-on-five as special teams have accounted for seven of their 16 goals. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power play in Game 5 and only mustered one goal. They have to be better in Game 6. The Bruins need at least three goals as they’ve won only once in the playoffs scoring two or less.
Binnington Is Shining
Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington stood on his head in Game 5 to steal the win for the Blues. They were outshot 39-21 and were outhit 43-34, yet Binnington saved the day. He had multiple game-changing saves, allowing the Blues to squeak by with the win. Since getting pulled in Game 3, he’s allowed just three goals on 62 shots, which is a .951 save percentage.
Best Bet for Game 6
It just feels like Boston is fading as this series progresses. Zdeno Chara is hurt, the team is struggling on five-on-five and the Blues have all of the momentum. More importantly, they’ve done this before in each of the previous three rounds. I’m expecting them to close things out on Sunday and get the win.
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