NHL Cup Finals Game 5 Betting

The Stanley Cup final is now a best-of-three series as Chicago hosts Boston on Saturday with the teams deadlocked 2-2.

The Blackhawks won a wild 6-5 affair in Game 4, the third OT game so far in the series. The extra days of rest should benefit Chicago, who have Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa badly banged up.

After allowing just two goals in four home games, Boston gave up six Wednesday. Expect the Blackhawks to open as small moneyline Game 5 favorites. Watch for updates via our Twitter guru.

View Boston vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blackhawks at No. 1 and the Bruins at No. 4 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Bruins have a 87.1% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Chicago at +126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Bruins at Blackhawks trends to consider:
Boston is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Chicago, Monday, June 24