2019 Stanley Cup Final: Game 1 bets and series picks

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With the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs reaching a crescendo, there are plenty of betting opportunities for each game. Our experts -- Emily Kaplan, Chris Peters, Ben Arledge and Greg Wyshynski -- will be here each day throughout the Stanley Cup Final, giving their best bets for that evening's game.

All odds courtesy of Caesars.

Monday's Game 1

St. Louis Blues (+140) at Boston Bruins (-155)

Game 1 puck line odds: Blues +1.5 (-190), Bruins -1.5 (+170)

Game 1 over/under: 5 goals

Wyshynski: The Blues won Game 1 in their first two rounds and then dropped it to the Sharks in the third round. The Bruins were the opposite, losing in the first round and then winning Game 1 in the following two series, all of them at home. The Blues are a strong road team and have traditionally fared well in Boston, winning eight of their past 11 games in Beantown. They make a statement and win Game 1.

Pick: Blues +140