The Boston Bruins forced a Game 7 in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with an impressive Game 6 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night, and oddsmakers like the Original Six club's chances to finish the job.
The B's are the favorites to win Wednesday night's decisive Game 7 at TD Garden, according to the latest betting lines from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
It's hardly surprising to see the Bruins favored at home in a Game 7. They have won five of eight Game 7s in Boston this decade, including a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round in April.
Home teams have an all-time record of 12-4 in Stanley Cup Final Game 7s. The last home team to lose a Cup Final Game 7 on home ice was the Vancouver Canucks in 2011. The Canucks were beaten 4-0 by the Bruins, who overcame a 3-2 series deficit for their sixth championship.
The Blues aren't a bad bet, though. They've won two of the three previous games played at TD Garden in this series. The Bruins also have a mediocre 7-5 home record in the 2019 playoffs.
Still, with home-ice advantage, more Game 7 experience and the better goaltender, it would be surprising if the Bruins didn't hoist the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night.
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