The 2019 NHL Championship Finals Betting Guide

BetAmerica Staff

May 28th, 2019

The Boston Bruins battle the St. Louis Blues as a big favorite in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Check out how to play the Bruins in the Final and place your bets here at BetAmerica Sportsbook.

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  • Game Schedule and Futures
  • Bruins Team Preview
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  • Top 10 Leaders Season
  • Betting Analysis
  • 5 Prop Bets to Watch

WAGER ON BOSTON BRUINS INDIVIDUAL PROPS

Because the Boston Bruins are favored in the Stanley Cup Final, NHL fans looking to back the Bruins could find better odds in prop wagers.

The Bruins offer +375 odds to beat St. Louis 4 games to 3. If you feel Boston will win the series in 5 games, the odds are +450. If Boston backers feel the Bruins will sweep the St. Louis Blues 4 games to 0, they can back the Bruins at +1100.

Wagering on the favorite’s individual props can score much more profit than just backing Boston to win the series or on the moneyline in individual games.

WAGER ON THE BRUINS TO WIN THE SERIES

Backing Boston to win the Stanley Cup Final is not a bad wager. The Bruins offer -150 odds. That’s worse than even money, but the odds aren’t bad because Boston is one of only two teams that can win the Stanley Cup. Not only that, but the Bruins are on a seven-game winning streak.

If you truly believe Boston will beat St. Louis and win Lord Stanley’s trophy, -150 odds might be a gift.

WAGER ON BOSTON TO WIN INDIVIDUAL GAMES

Another way to play the favorite in the Stanley Cup is to bet the Boston Bruins on the moneyline. Boston is a -155 home favorite to win Game 1. We can expect Boston to be around a -155 favorite for every game at TD Garden.

A good way to bump up those odds is to put Boston into a moneyline/total parlay. How many goals do you believe will be scored in Game 1? If you think it goes over 5, parlay over 5 at -140 with the Boston moneyline. If you believe the total goals scored will be under 5, parlay under 5 at +120 with Boston’s moneyline.

BACK THE BOSTON BRUINS ON THE PUCK LINE IN INDIVIDUAL GAMES

The final way to play the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final is to back them on the puck line. Boston will offer 1.5 pucks in any game at TD Garden during the series. By giving up 1.5 pucks to the St. Louis Blues, Boston backers can make much more money than what they would on the Bruins moneyline.

While Boston’s moneyline odds in Game 1 are -155, their puck line odds are -1.5 at +165. If you like the Bruins and believe they will beat St. Louis by at least two goal in Game 1, there is value backing Boston on the puck line.

SERIES WINNER: ST. LOUIS BLUES (+130)

St. Louis heads into the series hot. The Blues won three in a row in the Western Conference Final. They dominated San Jose after the non-call hand pass that led to a Sharks win in Game 3. Not only that, but St. Louis won games on the road in all three NHL playoff series before the Final. They beat Winnipeg, Dallas, and San Jose on the road.

The Blues are as mentally tough as it gets. Choosing them over Boston might be the prop to wager.

SERIES SPREAD WINNER: ST. LOUIS BLUES +1.5 (-180)

The investment is somewhat high: It takes $180 to make $100 with this prop, but it might be worth it. At +1.5, this prop means the Boston Bruins must beat the St. Louis Blues by two games. If the series goes to seven games, this prop hits. Boston shouldn’t dominate the St. Louis Blues. There is an excellent chance this prop scores.

SERIES EXACT SCORE: ST. LOUIS BLUES TO WIN 4-2 (+475)

What happens if St. Louis beats Boston in six games and you wagered on this prop? You would win $475 in profi t for every $100 you invested.

There are plenty of other series exact score options, including the Boston Bruins sweeping the Blues at +1100.

SERIES EXACT SCORE AFTER GAME 3: BLUES 2-1 (+175)

Just like the series exact score prop, NHL Stanley Cup prop players can decide among plenty of choices for the series exact score after Game 3.

One that is very appealing is St. Louis winning two of three against Boston.

Boston to go 2-1 after Game 3 also offers very good odds. Bruins backers get +125 odds on that prop.

WHEN WILL SERIES FINISH

What makes this Stanley Cup prop such a deal is that it doesn’t require you to pick the series winner. All you must do is choose how many games the series lasts. Check out odds and specifi c prop wagers for when the series will fi nish:

IN EXACTLY 6 GAMES +210 IN EXACTLY 7 GAMES +210 IN EXACTLY 5 GAMES +250 IN EXACTLY 4 GAMES +650

If you like Boston or St. Louis to sweep, go with four games at +650. If you believe it goes to seven, back seven games at +210.

This is a wonderful prop where every option offers over +200 odds.

*All odds are subject to change

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