Matt DiLeo (2-1 for the Series) gives his expert picks for game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup will be played at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Monday June 3rd, at 8:00 PM EST.
Bruins vs. Blues Preview
Well, my first loss of this series and boy was it a bad one. the Bruins completely slaughtered the Blues on their home ice in game 3. Boston was a perfect 4-4 on their power play chances and made sure to capitalize on every advantage they had. The Bruins scored 7 goals from 7 different players and made St. Louis pull Binnington before the game was over. They changed the whole momentum of this series and will look to steal 1 more in St. Louis before heading back home for game 5.
The Blues have lost all momentum and are back to playing sloppy hockey and honestly look like they’re playing nervous. The Blues have to respond and win this game or else they will be on the brink of elimination heading back to Boston. The miracle season is almost over and St. Louis will really have to buckle down and play smarter hockey if they want a chance in this series.
Boston has to be feeling great about themselves right now. They dominated that entire game and are now 2 wins away from obtaining yet another Stanley Cup. Rask is still red hot in goal and their offense is firing on all cylinders. Even if they lose this game the series will be tied, and Boston will be back at home.
Will Boston keep this momentum and finish out strong? Or will the Blues bounce back yet again and keep fighting for their playoff lives?
Bruins vs. Blues Key Stats
– The Blues are now 5-6 at home this postseason.
– Every game Binnington allowed 5 or more goals this postseason he bounces back and gives up 2 or less the next game.
– Boston is outscoring St. Louis 13-7 this series.
Bruins vs. Blues Betting Lines
Boston -105 via Draftkings
St. Louis -112 via Draftkings
Bruins vs. Blues Prediction
Boston seemed to have figured things out against the Blues defense. However, with this game basically at even odds for both teams I might have to fade the Bruins momentum and take the Blues at -112 at home. If the Blues are good at one thing this postseason, its bouncing back from tough losses and grabbing momentum back. We saw it in the Stars and Sharks series, and we saw it in Game 2 of this series. With the public backing Boston to keep rolling I will take St. Louis with their backs against the wall in what should be a terrific game 4.