With the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs reaching a crescendo, there are plenty of betting opportunities for each game. Our experts — Emily Kaplan, Chris Peters, Ben Arledge and Greg Wyshynski — will be here each day throughout the Stanley Cup Final, giving their best bets for each game.
All odds courtesy of Caesars.
Monday’s Game 4
Game 4 puck line odds: Bruins +1.5 (-300), Blues -1.5 (+250)
Game 4 over/under: 5.5 goals
Wyshynski: Look, I don’t make this pick with confidence. You could argue, quite successfully, that the Blues have been the better team in three of nine regulation periods in this series, and two of those were when the Bruins were skating with five defensemen. It’s bleak. But St. Louis has two things going for it in Game 4. The first is that Game 3 is over. The emotional powder keg of the city’s first Stanley Cup Final game in 49 years blew up in the Blues’ faces after they didn’t convert on an early power play and Patrice Bergeron did for the Bruins. The emotions will be a little more manageable in Game 4. But mostly, it’s all on their bounce-back ability. Jordan Binnington‘s stats after losses in the postseason: 6-2 with a 1.84 GAA and a .935 save percentage. Then again, he had never been pulled in his NHL career, so maybe trends are made to be bucked. Again, it’s bleak. Wager with caution.
Pick: Blues -110