Date: on the 30th of May, 2019 (Thursday)
Match start: 01:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: NHL play-off.
Boston will play the second match of the series against St. Louis on the 30th of and we will talk about the game in this prediction. The Blues were very close to gain success. Will they be able to dictate their rules this time?
In the first round Boston had hard times. Bruce Cassidy’s team met with Toronto and after exchange of wins in the USA (1:4 and 4:1) and Canada (2:3 and 6:4) and came to the seventh meeting (1:2 and 4:2). In the decider Bruins were stronger (5:1) and our tip was correct.
Zdeno Chára ‘s team began the series with the victory over Columbus (3:2, OT), but then lost two times (2:3, OT and 1:2). Then the hosts got second breath the team from Ohio lost three times in a row (4:1, 4:3 and 3:0).
Tuukka Rask continued to improve his gaming conditions and reached the Conference final being at their peak. Carolina was destroyed in both matches on TD Garden (5:2 and 6:2), Hurricanes had no chances in Raleigh as well (2:1 and 4:0).
On the course of the first game of the final Boston was losing with the score 0:2, however the hosts could win (4:2).
St. Louis Blues
The Blues began their way with two wins in Canada (2:1 and 4:3) however Paul Maurice’s team quickly answered with the same score (3:6 and 1:2, OT). Winnipeg couldn’t cope with the rival and let the club from Missouri to get into the next round (3:2 and 3:2).
The series against Dallas began with exchange of games in St. Louis (3:2 and 2:4) and Texas (4:3 and 2:4). Craig Berube’s team was losing after the fifth match (1:2), but they have managed to find forces to fight up to the end (4:1 and 2:1, OT).
Alex Pietrangelo’s team had no time to rest and for the first time began with a loss in the West final (3:6). St. Louis won one away match (4:2) and then San Jose by miracle won the 3rd game (4:5, OT). Jordan Binnington and his partners didn’t feel sorry for the rival (2:1, 5:0 and 5:1) any more.
The decisive series of the tournament began for the guests successfully, however they didn’t manage to keep the advantage in two goals.
Four last games in Boston have been played with Total Over 5.5.
St. Louis spent 9 of 10 away matches of the playoffs with Total Over 4.5.
The Blues won 7 out of 10 previous away matches.
Boston missed nine pucks in four last matches in four last home matches.
Boston is very good but St. Louis proved that it is able to fight with the Bears. The first game of the series was productive. We consider that the Blues will find forces to score even more. We propose total over.
Bruins could take the lead in the series but they could easily lose. We propose to choose more favorable option with the Blues once again.
Total over (5) – odds 1.9 and