Boston
Bruins
Stadium TD Garden
29-10-12 Overall | 10-4-3 ATLANTIC 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Bruins169135 25.45%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  1/2
vs
Blue Jackets
L / OT1-2
Sat  1/4
vs
Oilers
L1-4
Tue  1/7
@
Predators
W6-2
Thu  1/9
vs
Jets
W5-4
Sat  1/11
@
Islanders
W / OT3-2
Mon  1/13
@
Flyers
L / SO5-6
Tue  1/14
@
Blue Jackets
L0-3
Thu  1/16
vs
Penguins
W4-1
Sun  1/19
@
Penguins
L3-4
Tue  1/21
vs
Golden Knights
W3-2
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 12/1, 7.7% (#4). If futures lines were not heavily juiced, the Bruins would be a good betting value. Their 6.4% chance to win the championship (based on simulations) is #8 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 11% of the time and are not a good value at 11/2, 15.4%. The Bruins are averaging 103 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to go over 100.5. At -500 the Bruins are a good value to make the playoffs with a 92.8% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 17.8% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 49-24-9 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was 57%. They performed solidly on the money line turning a +164 profit (100 units per). They went 40-42 on puck lines (-69 loss). More of their games came in under (44) than went over (35). They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Dallas Stars. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.69 (includes playoff games) which ranks #3 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #2. They are the #2 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #3 ranked team among home teams.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Tuukka Rask who is projected to be the #3 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
37 Bergeron, Patrice C6-119507/24/1985No College
10 Bjork, Anders RW6-018608/05/1996No College
81 Blidh, Anton LW6-020103/14/1995No College
25 Carlo, Brandon D6-521211/26/1996No College
33 Chara, Zdeno D6-925003/18/1977No College
13 Coyle, Charlie C6-322003/02/1992No College
74 DeBrusk, Jake LW6-018810/17/1996No College
48 Grzelcyk, Matt D5-917401/05/1994No College
41 Halak, Jaroslav G5-1118505/13/1985No College
43 Heinen, Danton RW6-118807/05/1995No College
46 Krejci, David C6-018804/28/1986No College
47 Krug, Torey D5-918604/12/1991No College
52 Kuraly, Sean C6-221301/20/1993No College
26 Lindholm, Par C6-018310/05/1991No College
63 Marchand, Brad LW5-918105/11/1988No College
73 McAvoy, Charlie D6-020812/21/1997No College
27 Moore, John D6-221011/19/1990No College
20 Nordstrom, Joakim LW6-119402/25/1992No College
88 Pastrnak, David RW6-019405/25/1996No College
40 Rask, Tuukka G6-317603/10/1987No College
14 Wagner, Chris RW6-019805/27/1991No College