Boston is a town used to winning, and now that Massachusetts sports betting is legal, people in the state are eager to get in on the action. Retail sports betting launched on Tuesday, January 31, and MA mobile betting apps are expected to launch in late February or early March.
When legal MA online sportsbooks do go live, expect a rush of action on Boston Bruins odds. Online sportsbooks in Massachusetts will offer expansive NHL betting odds, and hockey fans in the state will be able to bet on everything from puck lines, Bruins Stanley Cup odds, and Brad Marchand game props.
This page will give you a snapshot of the Bruins odds you’ll find at legal online sportsbooks when they become available in Massachusetts.
Boston Bruins Odds
Boston’s 2022-23 regular season schedule began on October 15. They will play their final regular season game on April 13. Here is what the preseason betting market looked like for the B’s on DraftKings Sportsbook prior to the start of the season:
- Total regular season points: 96.5 – Over (-130) Under (+100)
- Stanley Cup odds: +2500
- Eastern Conference odds: +1200
- Atlantic Division odds: +1100
- Presidents Trophy odds: +3500
- To make the playoffs: Yes (-190), No (+160)
Along with the team futures listed above, bettors can also bet on individual player awards such as the Hart Memorial Trophy and Calder Memorial Trophy. Boston’s David Pastnak is one of the top players in the NHL this season, and he began the season with odds of +3500 to win the Hart Trophy (NHL MVP). As of February 3, the odds have heavily shifted in his favor. He currently sits at +1500 to win the award. Connor McDavid leads the pack with odds of -800.
Betting On The Bruins With Massachusetts Sportsbooks
Sports betting in Massachusetts was legalized last summer. It took several months for the industry to go live, but in-person betting is now available at three Massachusetts casinos. Now, hockey fans in the state can bet on the Bruins (and all NHL games) at MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor, and Plainridge Park Casino.
MA mobile apps will also be available before the end of the regular season, as the mobile betting industry is expected to launch in late February or early March. This means that hockey fans in Massachusetts will be able to bet on plenty of Bruins games, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final from the comfort of their own homes.
Some of the top sports betting platforms in the industry will soon be live in Massachusetts. There are 15 mobile licenses available, and so far 11 have been approved. They are DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, PointsBet, BetFanatics, WynnBET, Bally Bet, Barstool, Betr, and Betway. All of these platforms will offer odds for all NHL games.
Once mobile sportsbooks are available, downloading them to your mobile device is a quick and easy process. Many platforms will also offer new users great Massachusetts promo offers. Because Boston Bruins odds, and NHL odds in general, can vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, we recommend downloading multiple Massachusetts sportsbooks in order to find the best odds possible.
Types Of NHL Bets
There are seemingly endless betting options when it comes to the NHL. When betting on the Bruins, Massachusetts bettors can choose from moneylines, puck lines, player props, team props, and player/team futures. These are some of the most popular NHL wagers out there among hockey fans. If you want to up the ante, you can even bet the grand salami, which is an over/under bet on the total number of combined goals scored among all NHL games that day, including the Bruins.
Here is a quick breakdown of common NHL wagers:
NHL moneyline bets work similar to moneyline bets in other sports. When betting NHL moneylines, you are betting on who you think will win the game. That’s it. If you bet on the Bruins to win and they do, you win money. Simple as that.
Things get a little more interesting with puck lines. NHL puck lines work similar to point spreads in football or hockey. But because the scoring is vastly different in hockey, puck lines are usually -1.5 for favorites and +1.5 for underdogs. This would mean that if you bet on the favored team (-1.5), you would need them to win by two or more goals to win your bet. It is somewhat rare to see puck lines of -2.5 or +2.5 in the NHL.
Many sportsbooks offer both player and team props for NHL games. Popular player props include total shots on goal, saves, goals, and points for an individual player in a game. Team props involve a team going over or under their listed goal total, total shots on goal, and time of first goal.
In addition to player and team prop bets for an individual game, hockey fans can bet on player and team futures. Player props include statistical number such as over/under total goals a player will have over the course of a season. Other popular NHL player futures are who you think will win Awards such as the Calder or Vezina Trophys. Team futures include Stanley Cup winner, Eastern/Western Conference winner, division winner, and over/under total points for a team over the course of a season.
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.
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.
Boston Bruins FAQs
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. Since 1975, Jeremy M. Jacobs has been the owner of the team. 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.
Can I bet on the Bruins in Massachusetts?
Yes. Massachusetts sports betting is now live, although bets can only be placed in person right now. Still, hockey fans can now bet on all NHL regular season and playoff games. You can place wagers on all 32 NHL teams, including the Bruins. The mobile betting industry is expected to make its way to Massachusetts in late February or early March.
Where can I bet on the Bruins in person in Massachusetts?
In late January, retail sports betting launched at three MA casinos: MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor, and Plainridge Park Casino. All three facilities offer a wide variety of wagers on all NHL games.
Are the Bruins good this season?
Yes. In fact, as of February 3, the Bruins are the best team in the league. They currently have a record of 39-7-5. The Bruins have a solid roster consisting of many proven veteran players. Sportsbooks expect them to make the playoffs, and after an incredible start, it will be interesting to see the rest of the season play out.