Boston vs St. Louis
In Boston, the Bruins will host St. Louis Blues. There is pretty big line move here in favor of St. Louis. Some early money is going on them, expectedly I would say. Namely, the visiting team is in nice run as of late winning five of their last six games. Not to talk they have been successful even eight times on previous nine visits to Boston.
On the other side Boston is coming from home loss to Anaheim Ducks, 1:3. On this way very long successful series of Bruins have been stopped. Namely team from Boston until that moment was in 18 games streak without regular time loss. They did lose four times during this streak but even 14-4 was amazing given on fact those four have been only OT/penalty shootout losses. But now that run is over.
The bigger concern for Bruins from the broken streak is fact that they have few injuries plus Brad Marchand serving five games long suspension. The defenseman, Charlie McAvoy is out due to certain heart issue. This is also the reason why bettor's early money went into Blues' direction. But to be honest, I wouldn't go here against the Bruins who will be looking to bounce back from Anaheim Ducks loss. After all, pairing Brando Carlo and Zdeno Chara in the defense should give the Bruins reason to hope for the best cause these two played together in the past. Plus, on the net Bruins will have Tuukka Rask who won five straight starts and having amazing numbers during this streak. So, if odds continue to move so much towards St. Louis, I might even try with home team here. Still, I rate Blues team high and IMO they have quality to go deep in post season so back to tonight's game, for now and after all said above, IMO under the totals is much better approach.
BTW, St. Louis Blues were involved in Under in even 21 out of last 28 games.
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Boston vs St. Louis prediction
|Under 5.5||Pinnacle||1.78||8||3-1 WON (+6.24 units)|