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Posted at 1:30 PM EST.
8:07 PM EST. OT included. If you watched Game 1 of this series, it was difficult to come back and bet St. Louis in Game 2 because the Bruins dominated and even held the Blue Notes without a shot on goal for what seemed like an eternity. The Blues' squad that we saw in Game 2 were nothing like the Blues we saw in Game 1. The same can be said for Boston. What happened after the B’s wiped out the Blues in Game 1 was an overreaction in Game 2. Boston went as high as -165 before puck drop and lost in OT. If you bet Boston in Game 2, you never felt good about it and also lost spotting a big price. What we have now is the exact same phenomenon, which is the market overreacting to the Bruins getting dominated.
There is also an overreaction to the “questionable status of Patrice Bergeron and the definite absence of Matt Grzelcyk. The Blues will have to decide on someone to replace the suspended Oskar Sundqvist, which may be a bigger deal than most think. Sundqvist is a member of the Blues key fourth line that has done extensive damage (mostly physical with some production) to the opposition the entire playoffs.
There is no crystal ball in the world that can predict which goaltender will be hot or cold and which team will get a deflection off a skate and into the net but here is what we do know: firstly, the B’s are still favored to win the series; secondly, the market “zig-zagging” is what broken bankrolls are made of and we urge you not to get caught up in that. Thirdly, The B’s are the better team.
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Boston +105 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.10)