After four games, the score is tied 2-2 and St Louis returns home in an attempt of finishing the series and send home the reigning champions. LA Kings rebounded miraculously in the second game played in Los Angeles and is now in dire need of an away victory if they are to stand a chance at retaining the Stanley Cup.
Match: St Louis vs LA Kings
Bet: St Louis
Odds: Unibet 2.30
The Blues were dominant in the first period of each of the four games but faded into the third, sometimes with terrible effects. The Kings came from behind twice and the most impressive comeback was the one that led to a 4-3 victory at the Staples Center. St. Louis stepped off gas when they needed to push forward and allowed their opponents to claw their way back in the game, by scoring twice in a bit over a minute.
Returning home is great news for the Blues but the hosts shouldn’t be deceived by the fact that they’ve won both games at Scottrade Center. Both victories came by a narrow margin and the games could’ve really gone either way especially the one that was decided in overtime. The Kings need only one chance to deliver a deadly blow and they will count on their somewhat slow but physical play style to lead them there. St. Louis is fast on the ice and sends an avalanche of shots at the opponents net, and in order to prevail they will need to come out firing from the first minute and keep up the tempo.
Bookmakers have difficulties in correctly pricing the two teams after all four games were decided by one goal and that’s great news for punters. They should jump on the bandwagon with Unibet and bet on the hosts to prevail in the fifth consecutive game at odds of 2.30.