Stanley Cup Finals Odds Favor the Bruins Over the Blues
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The Boston Bruins dominated the Carolina Hurricanes en route to a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference Finals and a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals. Game 3 was the only game in the series that the Bruins didn't win by at least three goals, so Boston is red hot coming into the Stanley Cup.
The Bruins square off against the St. Louis Blues in the finals, and Boston is favored to win the Stanley Cup (-150), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Blues have defied the odds all postseason, qualifying for the Stanley Cup Finals despite entering the playoffs as a No. 3 seed. St. Louis is listed at +128 to pull off the upset in the Stanley Cup.
St. Louis has to contend with Boston's excellent blend of offense and defense. The Bruins are averaging 3.35 goals per game in the postseason, which ranks No. 2 in the NHL. Boston is also holding its opponents to an NHL-best 1.94 goals per game in the playoffs.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has been leading Boston's remarkable defense, and he's currently favored to win the 2019 Conn Smythe Trophy (-134) on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Rask will have his hands full against the Blues' dynamic offense, which is averaging 3.0 goals per game this postseason (No. 3 in the NHL). St. Louis' offensive attack is led by Jaden Schwartz, who is tied for the third-most points in the postseason. Schwartz is listed at +290 to win the 2019 Conn Smythe Trophy.
Even though the Bruins are favored, with two teams this talented, the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals could go either way.
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