Blues vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Final Sharp Report: Here’s How Pros Are Betting Game 7
Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores a goal past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50)
- The Boston Bruins are -170 favorites for tonight's NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 7 (8 p.m. ET, NBC) against the St. Louis Blues.
- While professionals have yet to make much of an impact on the Blues vs. Bruins moneyline, sharp money has pounded the over/under.
This is it. With the 2019 Stanley Cup Final tied at three games apiece, the winner-take-all showdown between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
The Bruins, trailing the series 3-2, hammered the Blues 5-1 in St. Louis on Sunday, bringing the momentum back home to Boston for Game 7.
However, according to our Bet Labs data, both home-ice advantage and momentum (defined by teams that won Game 6) provide little, if any, edge in Game 7s.
Therefore, it’s not surprising to see professional bettors laying off tonight’s moneyline. But that doesn’t mean sharps are avoiding the matchup altogether.
In fact, according to The Action Network’s betting tools, wiseguys have been all over the Blues-Bruins Game 7 over/under, forcing oddsmakers in Las Vegas to make a significant adjustment to this total.
Let’s take a look.
The total for Game 7 opened at 5 with the under available at +130 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. But it quickly climbed to 5.5 (with the under still at +130) on Monday morning when the over got hit at low limits.
This is the when professional bettors struck.
According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and report sharp betting action in real-time — wiseguys hit the under twice Monday, driving this total down across the sports betting market.
As of 9:45 a.m. ET, the total is still 5.5 with the vig at -145 for those interested in betting under, revealing that books are already heavy on the under and the next move is likely to 5 should oddsmakers decide to try and attract more money on the over before the puck drops tonight.