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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.
|37||Bergeron, Patrice||C||6-1||195||07/24/1985||No College|
|10||Bjork, Anders||RW||6-0||186||08/05/1996||No College|
|81||Blidh, Anton||LW||6-0||201||03/14/1995||No College|
|25||Carlo, Brandon||D||6-5||212||11/26/1996||No College|
|33||Chara, Zdeno||D||6-9||250||03/18/1977||No College|
|13||Coyle, Charlie||C||6-3||220||03/02/1992||No College|
|74||DeBrusk, Jake||LW||6-0||188||10/17/1996||No College|
|48||Grzelcyk, Matt||D||5-9||174||01/05/1994||No College|
|41||Halak, Jaroslav||G||5-11||185||05/13/1985||No College|
|43||Heinen, Danton||RW||6-1||188||07/05/1995||No College|
|46||Krejci, David||C||6-0||188||04/28/1986||No College|
|47||Krug, Torey||D||5-9||186||04/12/1991||No College|
|52||Kuraly, Sean||C||6-2||213||01/20/1993||No College|
|26||Lindholm, Par||C||6-0||183||10/05/1991||No College|
|63||Marchand, Brad||LW||5-9||181||05/11/1988||No College|
|73||McAvoy, Charlie||D||6-0||208||12/21/1997||No College|
|27||Moore, John||D||6-2||210||11/19/1990||No College|
|20||Nordstrom, Joakim||LW||6-1||194||02/25/1992||No College|
|88||Pastrnak, David||RW||6-0||194||05/25/1996||No College|
|40||Rask, Tuukka||G||6-3||176||03/10/1987||No College|
|14||Wagner, Chris||RW||6-0||198||05/27/1991||No College|