Bruins vs. Blues Game 6 Betting Odds, Preview: Will St. Louis Close Out Stanley Cup Final?
Winslow Townson, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Jordan Binnington
- The St. Louis Blues are -111 favorites over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
- The odds suggest the Blues win this game 51.4% of the time. Is that too high?
Stanley Cup Final Game 6 Betting Odds, Bruins at Blues
- Bruins odds: +101
- Blues odds: -111
- Over/Under: 5
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- TV: NBC
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The St. Louis Blues took advantage of a huge break in their Game 5 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. A missed trip by Tyler Bozak in the offensive zone led to David Perron’s game-winning goal and the Blues held on, 2-1, to take a 3-2 series lead.
The Bruins were the better team throughout Game 5, creating 2.29 expected goals for (xGF) at 5-on-5 compared to 1.46 xGA. The B’s also attempted nine more shots, including 12 more shots on goal, and seven more high-danger scoring chances.
Unfortunately for Bruins’ bettors and fans, Jordan Binnington stood tall in goal for St. Louis and — with the help of the officials — stole Game 5, putting the Blues within one game of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.
Game 5 served as another reminder that dumb luck plays a huge role in hockey. It is a best practice for bettors not to get caught up in narratives and there will be plenty of storylines bandied about before Game 6.
Here’s a sampling:
Will the Bruins be able to put the bad call in Game 5 behind them?
Will the Blues be able to handle the pressure of being a win away from the franchise’s first Stanley Cup?
Simply put, that stuff doesn’t matter. Ignore the noise and let’s get down to business.