Boston
Bruins
Stadium TD Garden
0-0-1 Overall | ATLANTIC 5th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Bruins34 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
@
Devils
L / OT3-4
Thu  9/19
@
Flyers
NHL7:00pm
Sat  9/21
@
Blackhawks
8:30pm
Mon  9/23
vs
Flyers
NHL7:00pm
Wed  9/25
vs
Devils
7:00pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Blackhawks
NHL3:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 12/1, 7.7% (#4). They win the championship in 7.9% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. In simulations, they win the East 13.9% of the time and are not a good value at 11/2, 15.4%. The Bruins are averaging 103.2 points per sim which makes them a solid bet to go over 100.5. At -500 the Bruins are a good value to make the playoffs with a 93.1% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 21.4% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #2 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). Their next game vs the Stars should be close. The Bruins are winning 52 percent of computer simulations. 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 #2 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
89 Andersson, Axel D6-017802/10/2000No College
86 Asselin, Samuel C5-1018507/01/1998No College
42 Backes, David RW6-321505/01/1984No College
37 Bergeron, Patrice C6-119507/24/1985No College
10 Bjork, Anders RW6-018608/05/1996No College
81 Blidh, Anton LW6-020103/14/1995No College
71 Breen, Chris D6-722606/29/1989No College
34 Carey, Paul RW6-120009/24/1988No College
25 Carlo, Brandon D6-520811/26/1996No College
22 Cehlarik, Peter LW6-220208/02/1995No College
33 Chara, Zdeno D6-925003/18/1977No College
75 Clifton, Connor D5-1117504/28/1995No College
13 Coyle, Charlie C6-322003/02/1992No College
74 DeBrusk, Jake LW6-018810/17/1996No College
65 Didier, Josiah D6-219904/08/1993No College
38 Fitzgerald, Ryan C5-917210/19/1994No College
82 Frederic, Trent C6-220302/11/1998No College
50 Gaunce, Brendan LW6-221703/25/1994No 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
53 Hughes, Cameron C5-1116010/09/1996No College
44 Kampfer, Steven D5-1119509/24/1988No College
85 Keyser, Kyle G6-217803/08/1999No College
45 Koppanen, Joona LW6-519202/25/1998No College
46 Krejci, David C6-018804/28/1986No College
47 Krug, Torey D5-918604/12/1991No College
83 Kuhlman, Karson RW5-1118509/26/1995No College
52 Kuraly, Sean C6-221301/20/1993No College
36 Lagace, Maxime G6-219001/12/1993No College
79 Lantosi, Robert RW5-1018509/24/1995No College
94 Lauko, Jakub C6-016903/28/2000No College
79 Lauzon, Jeremy D6-120404/28/1997No College
26 Lindholm, Par LW6-018310/05/1991No College
63 Marchand, Brad LW5-918105/11/1988No College
73 McAvoy, Charlie D6-020812/21/1997No College
86 Miller, Kevan D6-221011/15/1987No College
27 Moore, John D6-221011/19/1990No College
20 Nordstrom, Joakim LW6-118902/25/1992No College
88 Pastrnak, David RW6-018805/25/1996No College
6 Petrovic, Alexander D6-421603/03/1992No College
40 Rask, Tuukka G6-317603/10/1987No College
18 Ritchie, Brett RW6-422007/01/1993No College
19 Senyshyn, Zach RW6-119203/30/1997No College
89 Shen, Pavel C6-118308/14/1999No College
84 Sherman, Wiley D6-723005/24/1995No College
62 Steen, Oskar C5-918803/09/1998No College
68 Studnicka, Jack C6-117102/18/1999No College
58 Vaakanainen, Urho D6-118501/01/1999No College
80 Vladar, Dan G6-619208/20/1997No College
14 Wagner, Chris RW6-019805/27/1991No College
74 Woods, Brendan LW6-322206/11/1992No College
67 Zboril, Jakub D6-020002/21/1997No College
97 Zech, Cooper D5-1016512/18/1998No College