In Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, we have Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. So, the Bruins delivered the last time for me and for all of you who followed the best Hockey tipster of this site. By the way, I was with great 2019 NHL playoffs overall and with perfect 5-0 in this finals with one pass. So, let's close this NHL season with another win.
Boston for me is the pick also in this Game 7. Yes, as I mentioned in the preview for Game 6, home ice advantage in this finals wasn't big factor and with that Bruins' win last time, now those are 4 of 6 where the visiting team has won. But in Game 7 I feel home ice should be decisive factor, especially in this scenario when the host survived on the road in Game 6 after being 2-3 in the series. Huge advantage should be on the side of such team, not pressure. The pressure in this case should be on St. Louis who in 50+ years franchise history never won the Cup.
Even if we put psychology on the side, Bruins still holds the edge cause they are better of these two sides. Their top line is better and they have better goalie.
When we are talking about Bruins' top line, it should be mentioned it wasn't all great in this finals. And we could find there reason why this finals took so long and why Bruins didn't finish it earlier. But in Game 6 Marchand had goal and assist, Pastrnak has scored too. So, that's a good sign for this 7th game. Boston was at one moment earlier in playoffs in similar situation. Namely in first three games against Blue Jackets, the Bruins were without first line contribution. And as I mentioned back then in the preview for Game 4 of that series, that could change very soon, probably right from that game. And it did plus they continue to roll later on. The same I expect now to Bruins top line repeat two good games in such crucial moment like this.
A little bit of history stats:
History of NHL Games 7 shows 174 such series and with home team winning in 58% (102-72). This also counts 5 this season Game 7 (4-1 in favor of home team). Exactly Boston was involved once in this playoffs in Game 7. It was in opening round vs Toronto. That was almost completely the same series as this one vs St.Louis (with splitting 1-1 in first two as well next two, and then of course with road teams winning Game 5 and Game 6. But when arrived crucial 7th meeting, Boston at home had no mercy and literally destroyed Toronto). I have feeling Boston is going to repeat this now in this Game 7 vs St. Louis.
That being said, probably regulation Bruins' win is not bad idea either and for much better value. Or even Boston in first period. If Bruins' top line plays good game like last time, then also Boston team totals could be interesting betting approach for this game. But, I'm going with safest possible option, Boston Bruins Money Line including Over Time. Maybe not too great value but after great playoffs, I don't need to rush anything, I just want to close this season with another win.