Stanley Cup Final Game 6 Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues Small Favorites At Home
In January, the St. Louis Blues sat in last place of the NHL. Now, the Blues are one win away from hoisting their first Stanley Cup. Here is a look ahead to tonight’s Game 6 in St. Louis.
The Stanley Cup will certainly be present as the St. Louis Blues look to bring the home crowd to their feet with a historic victory. The stadium will be electric with fans truly breaking the bank to get into the building. A quick search on StubHub at the time of this writing has the cheapest seat in the house priced at $1387.20.
The 2-1 Blues victory in Game 5 was a bit of an upset — with home Boston pegged as -161 favorites to put the Blues on the brink. Instead, Blues bettors cashed +140 ML tickets with the road victory. The Blues took a 1-0 lead into the third period and extended their lead to 2-0 after a controversial missed tripping call. Even with a late goal, the Blues were able to hold on to head back home with a 3-2 series lead.
At home, the Blues are -120 favorites to win and hoist the cup on FanDuel Sportsbook. The Bruins are +100 to win and the implied goals line is set at 5 with the over costing -135 at the time of this writing.
The Blues will be led by rookie goalkeeper Jordan Binnington, Ryan O’Reilly, and Alex Pietrangelo. O’Reilly leads all skaters with 6 points throughout the series on three goals and three assists. Pietrangelo boasts a healthy 5 in the +/- department while averaging 26:22 minutes of ice time per game.
To survive the Bruins need to receive major contributions from their top line with Marchand, Bergeron, and Pastrnak. The line combined for 5 points back in Game 3 and was a major reason why Binnington was chased from the game.
Stat of the Night
Jordan Binnington converted his ninth playoff road win in Game 5 at Boston. The nine wins on the road is the most by a rookie in NHL history. Ron Hextall won eight games on the road in 1987.
Binnington also matched the record for wins in the playoffs by a rookie at 15 — a mark shared by Patrick Roy, Cam Ward, and Ron Hextall. A Blues Cup victory will come with their goalie setting the new record at 16 wins for a rookie.
Prop Shop: Shopping for Goals in Game 6
If purely betting the lines on the victor or total goals is not enough for you, consider speculating on which players will score in Game 6. Before you do, however, make sure you do some shopping around.
Just using some of the main cogs for both teams, I compared the odds between FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook to see where I could find a better price. On FanDuel, a Ryan O’Reilly goal is worth +125 while a goal from teammate Vladimir Tarasenko pays +135. On DraftKings, those prices are +195 and +155, respectively.
The same is true for a couple of Bruins with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand sitting with +135 and +110 props on FanDuel but major boosts to +190 and +215 on DraftKings. The price on Marchand sticks out with the change from +110 to +215 representing one of the larger discrepancies.
If you hunt goals in Game 6, keeping shopping around — but it seems like DraftKings Sportsbook is the place to be.
The Bruins need a victory to hold on to hopes for a first Stanley Cup victory since 2011. For the St. Louis Blues, a victory tonight will be etched in the history books with the first Cup victory in franchise history.
Trends in the series are relatively difficult to peg with both teams grabbing victories on the road during the series. The Bruins dealt with an enormous amount of crowd support in Game 3 in St. Louis, the first Blues finals game since 1949, and still pulled off a lopsided 7-2 victory.
I will lean on the side of narrative and takes the Blues in front of their home crowd for the first Stanley Cup victory in franchise history. A tight game, the Blues clinch a victory late. Blues -120 ML and Under 5 Goals (+125)
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