We have only three NHL games on the schedule for Monday, November 7, but this inter-conference tilt in Boston is quite attractive, and here you can read the best Blues vs. Bruins betting pick and odds.
St. Louis is trying to snap a six-game losing skid when they travel to Boston to face the Bruins at TD Garden. The Bruins are -180 moneyline favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. These inter-conference rivals met twice last year, and each time, the visiting team celebrated a victory.
Blues are in problems
The St. Louis Blues (3-6-0-0, 2-7 ATS) opened the season with three consecutive wins, but then simply stopped and suffered six straight defeats. They scored more than two goals only once in that span and allowed at least four in five of those six losses. The situation is not going to be any easier for the Blues, who will play five of the next six games on the road.
St. Louis lost to the New York Islanders 5-2 in their most recent game. The Blues had a 1-0 lead but then allowed four goals in the second period and couldn’t recover from that in the third. Vladimir Tarasenko was the best Blue on the ice with two points. Justin Faulk is the only Blues player with 10+ points so far in the season. He has ten points (G 3, A 7), while Tarasenko (G 4, A 5) and Brayden Schenn (G 2, A 7) are following with nine apiece.
Jordan Binnington (3-4-0) will take his place in the cage against the Bruins on Monday. The 29-year-old goalie is allowing 3.40 goals per game and has a .879 SV% with one shutout.
D Marco Scandella (hip) and LW Brandon Saad (upper body) are out indefinitely and will not play on Monday against Boston.
Bruins’ winning run came to an end in Toronto
The Boston Bruins (10-2-0-0, 9-3 ATS) were on a seven-game winning streak and were hoping for the eighth consecutive victory, but the Toronto Maple Leafs had other plans. Boston displayed the worst offensive performance of the season in a 2-1 defeat as they attempted just 21 shots against the Leafs, who scored a pair of goals through Auston Matthews to secure a W.
Brad Marchand scored the only goal for Boston and it was a penalty goal in the second period. Linus Ullmark registered 26, and the defense played well, but the offense disappointed. This season, David Pastrnak produced the most points for the Bruins with 19 (G 8, A 11). Hampus Lindholm has 13 (G 4, A 9 A) and Patrice Bergeron with 10 (G 4, A 6) are also among the best Boston players this year.
Linus Ullmark (8-1-0) will start at the goal against St. Louis on Monday. The 29-year-old allowed 2.16 goals per contest and has a strong .929 SV% with one shutout.
D Charlie McAvoy (shoulder) and G Jeremy Swayman (lower body) are out indefinitely and will not feature on Monday against St. Louis.
- 0-6 in the last six overall
- 0-4 in the last four games following a loss of three or more goals
- 0-6 in the last six after scoring two goals or less in their previous game
- 5-1 in the last six after allowing two goals or less in their previous game
- 20-6 in the last 26 vs. Central Division rivals
St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins Pick
The Blues are not in a good place at the moment, while the Bruins are unbeaten at home this season. Boston won all six home games so far, and I am backing them to respond offensively after a one-goal performance in Toronto. Luckily for the hosts, the Blues allowed 5+ goals in each of the last five games, so the Bruins’ offense should have an easy job here. This is a duel between the best and worst offense in the NHL, and I am going with the Bruins to return to winning ways.
Pick: Take the Bruins at -1.5 Puck Line (+139)
Boston has the 4th best defense in the league which allows 2.50 goals per game, while St. Louis has the fifth-worst that allows 3.89 goals per contest. The Blues scored more than two goals just once in the last six games, while Boston conceded more than two goals only once in the previous six. That said, I don’t think the visitors will score more than two here and that’s why I am going with a low-scoring affair. Under is 3-0-1 in the last four H2H meetings; Under is 4-0-1 in the previous five H2H duels in Boston, while Under is 14-6-1 in the Bruins’ last 21 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Pick: Go Under 6.5 goals (-110)