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Boston vs. Columbus,
05/02/2019 19:30 EDT,
Score: 4 - 1
Total: +128/+5 Under
The set-up: It’s a big game. For both teams. Boston seemed to have momentum after it’s Game 1 victory, but Columbus quickly rediscovered its swagger which saw it dominate the Lightning in four games as it’s taken control with a 2-1 lead. The Bruins struggled in their seven game series win over Toronto and they’ve run out of gas here it would seem against this suffocating Blue Jackets side. Note that the Bruins have scored just six goals over the first three games of this series. One bright spot for Boston continues to be goaltender Tuukka Rask, who is still 5-5 with a 2.22 GAA in the playoffs. His counterpart Sergei Bobrvosky is now 6-1 with a 1.88 GAA in the playoffs for Columbus.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well, but Boston has seen the total go under the number in nine of 12 after scoring one goal or less in its previous contest, while the Blue Jackets have seen the total dip under in four of its last five when leading in a playoff series. Everything points to another goaltenders battle here.
Bruins/Blue Jackets UNDER