The big, bad Bruins have been mostly bad of late, missing the Stanley Cup playoffs during both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 NHL seasons. Years of poor draft selections and some questionable trading decisions left the Bruins with an aging lineup that simply couldn't maintain the sort of level of pace required to garner a postseason position. While the Bruins have mostly watched the playoffs, they got to see the likes of former Boston players like Tyler Seguin, Reilly Smith, Milan Lucic and Johnny Boychuk playing starring roles for playoff teams.
Much of Boston's core has grown older while the team has continued to trade away prospects for rentals in bids to qualify for the postseason play. It's proven to be a recipe for disaster.
Boston Bruins Betting Lines Today
Have a look at the Boston Bruins next game to decide if the betting lines are worth taking advantage of. It's the best place to start formulating your betting strategy.
You'll find the Boston Bruins scores and schedule located below. With teams like the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings also housed within the Atlantic Division, there are no shortage of traditional rivalries for the Bruins to deal with.
Boston Bruins Standings Right Now
The current Boston Bruins standings are available right here and they are a wealth of information to the wise bettor. With many core players on the team aging, the Bruins have found themselves situated on the playoff bubble in recent years, and more often than not, that bubble has burst.
How To Win At Boston Bruins Betting
While fans of other NHL teams and Boston's opponents would rather see much less of left-winger Brad Marchand, the Bruins want more. After scoring 37 goals in 2015-16, his first 30-plus goal campaign as an NHLer, Marchand contested for the NHL scoring title in 2016-17, finishing tied for fourth in the league with 39 goals and tied for fifth with 85 points.
Considered perhaps the NHL's biggest pain in the neck to play against, Marchand's major problem is knowing when not to cross the line. He's been suspended several times and fined on a number of occasions as well for running afoul of the league's rulebook. You can say that Marchand is a dirty player and you'd be right, but he's the kind of player who keeps the opposition constantly looking over their shoulders.