The Boston Bruins Simply Do Not Lose at Home
If the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals are any indication, with two overtime games and 80 extra minutes of “free hockey”, Game 3 will be more of the same hard-hitting hockey. According to BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Boston Bruins as small favorites over the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden for Game.
Continuing the theme that the Bruins simply do not lose at home, Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home. Additionally, the Bruins are 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing the Blackhawks. Boston is also 5-2 SU in its last 7 when playing at home versus Chicago. Finally, Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games, which bodes well for those looking to take the Bruins -1.5.
Chicago is 8-2 SU in its past 10 games, while managing a sterling 17-8 SU record in its past 25 road games. The clincher is the fact that the Blackhawks are 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston, while going 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road against Boston.
The Blackhawks have gotten contributions from players other than Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, which was the major reason why Chicago came back and won Game 1, while Boston’s top two lines have been magnificent, particularly Milan Lucic (two goals in Game 1). In Game 2, the winning goal was scored by Daniel Paille, who is on the 4th line of Boston, which took apart the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins on both sides of the ice. At home, players on the 3rd and 4th lines tend to be difference-makers, so look for more of the same with the Bruins from each of their four lines.
Goalie play has been virtually even, and the Blackhawks will need Corey Crawford to be the best player on the ice for the Blackhawks, with the way that the Bruins attack the net. Tuukka Rask has matched Crawford, and given that players on each of the Bruins’ four lines have contributed numerous goals and assists in the playoffs, and players on the 3rd and 4th lines tend to play better at home than on the road, the Bruins -1.5 and -130 is the solid pick for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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