The Boston Bruins were the first American-based team in NHL history and as such have always enjoyed a strong traditional following. Due to their popularity, the Bruins are a wise team to wager on, because you can guarantee that there will be plenty of action on a Bruins game and therefore, much more enticing odds.
Offensively, the Bruins have lived in recent years as a one-trick pony. Their top forward line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak is perhaps the best two-way unit in the NHL, equally effective with or without the puck. They will provide a significant percentage of the Boston attack, but are so strong in their defensively play that they almost never surrender tallies. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy has sought to balance his offense by breaking up this trio, but in key scenarios such as the Stanley Cup playoffs, always seems to go back to his reliable and trustworthy 1-2-3 punch.
Due to this limited offensive potential, the Bruins are one of the most reliable under bets in all of hockey. They will find themselves in their fare share of tight, low-scoring affairs. It’s an element of their game that is boosted by the work of goalie Tuukka Rask and a stellar defensive corps led by ageless veteran and team captain Zdeno Chara along with Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy.
The Boston Garden was one of the NHL’s most raucous buildings, and the Bruins brought that magical formula with them when they moved to their new locale at TD Banknorth Garden. Boston may be the toughest place in the NHL for a visiting team to come away with the two points.
One of the best sportsbooks to wager on Bruins hockey is at FanDuel. This book offers the traditional moneyline, puck line and total wagering options, but also delivers an extensive menu of in-game betting possibilities, such as a 60-minute option which allows to wager on win, lose or draw at the conclusion of regulation time. They also offer prop bets on the number of goals the Bruins or their opponent will score during the game, and player performance doubles where you can bet on whether a specific Bruins player will record a point in a Boston victory.