Boston is a town used to winning, so if sports betting becomes legal in Massachusetts, people in the state will likely be eager to get in on the action.
When legal online sportsbooks do go live, expect a rush of action on Boston Bruins odds, including everything from the puck line on tonight’s Bruins game to Bruins Stanley Cup odds and Brad Marchand game props.
Here’s a snapshot of the Bruins odds you’ll find at legal online sportsbooks when they become available.
Tonight’s Bruins odds and Stanley Cup futures
If online sportsbooks become legal in Massachusetts, here’s where you’ll find the latest Bruins betting odds direct from legal MA online sportsbooks.
Sportsbook apps for live betting on Bruins games
One of the best things about sportsbook apps is live betting. With live betting, you can potentially ride momentum streaks or hedge pregame bets that have taken a turn for the worse. For instance, maybe you had bet on the Bruins to win the game before it started, but they looked flat during the first period.
If you wanted, you could then make a new bet within the game. The odds for this kind of bet can change by the second, so having an app makes it convenient to place your bet and get the best odds possible.
On the other hand, say the Bruins gave up two quick first-period goals and are down 2-0, but you still think they’ll win the game. If that’s the case, you could place a live bet online and receive much higher odds.
Boston Bruins props and futures
The main options for betting on NHL games include moneylines, puck lines and totals. While these are the most popular, other bets like props and futures can also add a lot of excitement. Here’s a look at the types of prop bets and futures bets you could expect if Massachusetts legalizes online sports betting.
If you want to up the ante, you can even bet the grand salami, which is an over/under bet on the total score of all combined games that day, including the Bruins.
- Brad Marchand to score the first goal: +950
- Patrice Bergeron over 0.5 points: -145
- David Pastrnak under 3.5 shots on goal: +105
- Taylor Hall over 0.5 power-play points: +275
- Bruins total goals over 2.5: -225
- Bruins total shots under 30: +105
- Game ends with a score of 4-1: +2700
- Bruins to win by 2.5 goals: +550
- Bruins to win the Stanley Cup: +1600
- To win the conference: +800
- To win the Presidents’ Trophy: +1500
Boston Bruins Vegas odds
Before local online sportsbooks hit the scene, Vegas odds were the gold standard in sports betting. Traditionally in Las Vegas, the sportsbooks don’t stray too far from one another when it comes to odds. But with online sports betting, it pays to shop around for your odds because the differences can be drastic at times. This can especially be true on futures bets, where you will sometimes find quite a bit of disparity among the books.
Where do the Bruins play their home games?
The Bruins call TD Garden their home, and they have a famous roommate in the Boston Celtics. The venue sees upward of 3.5 million visitors per year for various events. Here are some quick facts about the arena:
- Total size: 755,000 square feet
- Seating capacity: Basketball, 19,156; hockey, 17,850
- Executive suites: 90
- Club seats: 1,100
- Cost: $160 million
- Height: Ten stories (162 feet)
- Elevators: Seven
- Escalators: 13
- Concessions: 47 concession stands
Bruins radio play-by-play
The Sports Hub 98.5 is the Bruins’ home for radio broadcasts. Judd Sirott has been the voice of Bruins radio since 2017. Before Boston, Sirott earned his stripes in Chicago as a host and play-by-play announcer and has called NHL, MLB and AHL games.
The Bruins drafted Bob Beers back in 1985. He spent eight years in the NHL before joining Bruins radio, where he has been a commentator for over 20 years.
Bruins franchise scoring leaders
The Bruins have had a long list of legends don the black and gold throughout the years, including Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and Ray Bourque. Here is a list of the all-time leaders in key stats:
- Points: Raymond Bourque (D) 1,506
- Goals: John Bucyk (LW) 545
- Assists: Raymond Bourque (D) 1,111
- Most goals, season: Phil Esposito (C) 76
- Most points, season: Phil Esposito (C) 152
- Plus/minus: Bobby Orr (D) +574
- Power play goals: Raymond Bourque (D) 164
- Short-handed goals: Brad Marchand (LW) 33
- Points per game: Phil Esposito (C) 1.62
What are the Bruins’ logo and mascot?
The Bruins first started using the block B logo in 1932. While they initially settled on a brown and yellow color scheme, the Bruins then shifted to the more pronounced black and gold they currently wear today. After the team’s 25th anniversary, the Bruins introduced the spoked B logo, paying homage to Boston’s nickname of “The Hub.”
The Bruins’ mascot is a bear named “Blades the Bruin.” Blades has served as the team mascot since 1999.
Who owns the Bruins?
As one of the famed “original six” NHL franchises, the Bruins have had a number of well-known owners in their history. Today they have the longest-tenured ownership group in the NHL.
Jeremy M. Jacobs, 1975-present
Jacobs is the chairman of Delaware North, a leading food-service and hospitality company. He purchased the Bruins in 1975 for a little over $10 million. His tenure saw the construction of TD Garden and a Stanley Cup win in 2011. Jacobs has had a variety of leadership roles in the NHL and, in 2007, was elected chairman of the NHL Board of Governors.
Storer Communication, 1973-75
Storer Communication was an American media conglomerate based in the northeast United States. After Weston Adams Sr. died in 1972, his son Weston Adams Jr. took the reins until the sale. During Storer’s ownership, Adams Jr. stayed on as president until 1975.
Walter A. Brown, 1951-64
Walter A. Brown owned the Boston Garden and bought out Weston Adams when the team experienced financial trouble in 1951. Brown also owned the Boston Celtics. Two milestones occurred during Brown’s tenure. The Bruins started the NHL’s first African American player, Willie O’Ree, in 1958. Brown also purchased the first Zamboni machine.
Weston Adams Sr., 1936-51, 1964-73
Weston Adams Sr., son of Charles Adams, took on ownership in 1936 after his father transferred team ownership rights to him. He carried on his father’s winning tradition in the early years of his tenure with two Stanley Cup victories in 1939 and 1941. During WWII, the younger Adams served in the Pacific. Unfortunately, the team’s finances faltered, and he sold to Walter A. Brown.
Adams stayed on as a scout and served as president after selling the team and is most famous for drafting players like Bobby Orr. Under his leadership, the “Big, Bad Bruins” became one of the most feared NHL teams. And his second tenure as owner and president represents the most successful period in Boston Bruins history, featuring Stanley Cup wins in 1970 and 1972.
Charles Adams, 1924-36
The team’s first owner, Charles Adams, purchased the rights for a Boston franchise for $15,000 in 1924. He also funded the construction of the legendary Boston Garden. Initially a maple syrup magnate, Adams steered the franchise to early success with legendary players like Eddie Shore and Frank Boucher.
How much are Bruins tickets?
While the cost will vary depending on the seat’s location, the opponent and point in the season, an average ticket to a Bruins game will set you back around $120. However, you can find tickets for as little as $20 up to multiple thousands of dollars for playoff games and club seats.
10 Bruins facts
The Boston Bruins are rich in history, and with that comes a lot of memorable moments and interesting facts. Here are 10 things you might not know about the illustrious franchise:
- The Bruins are one of the original six NHL teams.
- They were the first American team to join the NHL.
- Boston was the first NHL team to sign a Black player, the great Willie O’Ree.
- The Bruins have retired 11 player numbers (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 24, 77).
- They have the fourth most Stanley Cup victories in the NHL.
- Ray Bourque was the team’s longest-serving captain.
- Boston has the highest single-season winning percentage in history (1930, .875)
- The Bruins first played at Matthews Arena in 1924.
- The Bruins have 52 alumni and seven staff members in the Hall of Fame.
- Goalie Tim Thomas had a ridiculous .938 save percentage during the 2010 season.