avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Friday, May 17th, 2019

One half of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals is now complete. The Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes to make it into the finals of the Stanley Cup.

It was overall an extremely disappointing series for the Hurricanes. Carolina had stunned everyone by beating last years champions and then sweeping the Islanders. The magic ran out however, as the Bruins deservedly beat them over all four games.

Despite the way they went out, it was an incredible run for the Hurricanes who around December had something like a 2% chance of even making the playoffs. They’re going to be a hell of a team over the next few years.

We turn our attention to the Western Conference now, where the San Jose Sharks lead the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in games. Game 4 is tonight after an extremely controversial Game 3, and we have to wonder how that will affect things.

Blues vs Sharks Game 4 Betting Tips:

Scott: Scott: All of the talk about game 3 was about the hand pass in overtime that lead to the Sharks winning. Although it was a brutal missed call the Blues can’t let that hurt them anymore. They need to move on and pick up a win at home to tie the series at 2 games apiece.

But I’m sure the Sharks will be ready to prove that that call wont be the reason they win the series and they will come out with a strong effort.

This game could go either way with the controversy from game 3. I expect both teams to come out swinging. Game 1 hit 9 goals, game 2 hit 6 and game 3 hit 9. I’ll follow that trend and go with the over.

Over 5.5 incl OT/SO – 1u

Graeme: It seems like one of those series where they will trade results. After the way the Sharks/Blues game 3 ended, it won’t surprise me if the Blues get a lot of decisions going their way. Always seems the way things work out.

Last time I went with the Sharks due to my gut and now I’ve got a gut feeling the Blues take it. For some reason I get the vibe that the Blues control this game and shut the Sharks out, or come close to it. Similar to Game 4 in the Avs-Sharks series.

The odds for the Blues to win really aren’t that good however. Based on how close these teams are, they shouldn’t be such heavy favourites. Based on my gut, I’ll take a shot on 0.5u on Blues in Regulation.

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