Legalized sports betting has yet to come to Massachusetts, but momentum continues to build on that front.
There is a growing sense of pressure as several bordering states have launched sports betting. We’ll continue to keep tabs on the movement Massachusetts makes in the direction of legalizing sports betting, so stay tuned for all breaking news.
For now, here’s a breakdown of how NHL fans can bet on the Boston Bruins.
Boston Bruins 2022-23 Stanley Cup Odds at the Best Sportsbooks
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Where Can You Bet on the Boston Bruins in Massachusetts?
Currently, nowhere in Massachusetts, because sports betting isn’t yet legal in the state. But it’s only a matter of time before that changes. Until then, Massachusetts residents interested in betting on the Bruins must do so in nearby states where sports gambling has launched.
When it does finally launch in Massachusetts, residents will have no shortage of sportsbook options, whether they’re at one of the state’s three retail casinos or through any number of sports betting apps.
Online Betting Apps
Most mobile sports betting apps offer a deep menu of sports on which to wager and bet types. This, obviously, includes the NFL and the Boston Bruins. Keep an eye on sportsbooks such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook as likely candidates to get licenses in Massachusetts.
Retail Sportsbooks in Massachusetts
Brick and mortar, aka retail, sportsbooks are physical locations where Massachusetts residents can visit to make bets.
These sportsbooks are often at casinos. Massachusetts has three of those (Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino) and you can bet they’ll add sportsbooks.
But sportsbooks can also pop up at locations such as horse racing tracks and even sports bars.
How Boston Bruins Betting Odds Are Calculated
Betting odds are fluid and fluctuate based on a number of factors. Bruins betting odds are no different.
The most popular odds in the US are referred to as “money line” or “straight” odds in which the number is accompanied by a minus (-) sign to indicate the favorite or a plus (+) sign to indicate the underdog. In these wagers, bettors are deciding on the winner or loser of a contest.
If the Bruins are the road team in the playoffs, they may draw plus-money odds. For example, they may open the matchup as a +150 underdog. In this case, a bettor would wager $100 for the chance to net $150 in the event of a Bruins victory.
On the other hand, if a bettor wanted to wager on Boston’s opponent at -150, for example, they would need to bet $150 for the chance to net $100 in the event of a Bruins loss.
Bettors should keep tabs on which goalies are playing well during the season. Goalies in good form are often what allow teams to reach and advance in the playoffs.
Boston Bruins Futures Odds
Futures odds are the perceived chances of a team to make the playoffs, advance to a particular stage in the playoffs, or win the championship altogether. These odds fluctuate throughout the season.
Boston Bruins Prop Bets
Prop bets are based on the occurrence of a particular event and can be focused on a team or an individual player.
Bettors can place a wager on what team will score first, or whether a specific player will score first, last, or at any point. When it comes to prop bets for the Boston Bruins, bettors may also be able to bet on margin of victory, player points, player assists, and player shots on goal. Prop bets can be for a single game, a playoff series, or the entire season.
Not every sportsbook offers the same props, and they don’t always offer the same lines on those props. That’s one of the reasons it’s recommended that bettors utilize multiple sportsbooks.
How To Bet on the Boston Bruins in Massachusetts
As of right now, bettors cannot wager on the Bruins within Massachusetts borders. Those determined to place NHL would need to travel to a state that allows sports betting.
When online sports sports is live in Massachusetts, the first thing bettors will do is select an app to download and register with. It’s recommended that bettors download and utilize multiple books to have access to more odds and lines.
The next steps include registering an account, making an initial deposit, and proceeding to make a bet. Bettors will be required to provide personal information, such as age, address and Social Security number, to finalize registration.
Once registered, new users can make their initial deposit. Options vary across sportsbooks, but most allow deposits via bank transfers, credit and debit cards, Play+ cards, VIP Preferred eChecks, and PayPal. Pay attention to each sportsbooks’ bonus offer and check this site regularly to find the promo codes.
Withdrawal requests may take a little more time to process, but bettors will select their method of choice and the amount they’d like to withdraw. Options to cash out are similar to the deposit options, but bettors should reference each app’s fine print to know the specific methods at their disposal.
Deposits hit a user’s account immediately, but users shouldn’t be alarmed if a withdrawal takes 3-5 business days.
Live Betting on Boston Bruins in Massachusetts
Many sportsbooks are offering live betting, which has become a hit within the sports betting community.
Hockey bettors will have access to odds that fluctuate over the course of three periods. Live betting presents bettors the opportunity to land great value on lines and odds. For example, if the Bruins are favored to begin a game but get off to a slow start, their price may shift from favorite to underdog. Bettors who maintain faith in the Bruins can, hypothetically, then back them with better odds and profit potential.
How To Bet on the Stanley Cup in Massachusetts
Prospective Stanley Cup bettors weren’t able to bet on the Bruins’ Stanley Cup odds this year, not in Massachusetts at least. They would have needed to visit a state with legal sports betting. The expectation is sports betting will eventually arrive in Massachusetts, and when it does, in-state bettors will find both mobile and retail sportsbook options.
Boston Bruins Partnerships in Massachusetts
The Boston Bruins are partnered with DraftKings, which serves as their official and exclusive daily fantasy sports (DFS) partner. That’s not the same thing as a sports betting partner. But the relationship could open the door for an expanded partnership down the road.
The first domino that needs to fall is the legalization of sports betting in Massachusetts. When that hurdle is cleared, it could pave the way for DraftKings to partner with the Bruins as the franchise’s official online sportsbook. DraftKings is also based in Boston.
TD Garden in Massachusetts
The Boston Bruins share their arena, TD Garden, with the Boston Celtics. The arena holds 19,580.
TD Garden is located at 100 Legends Way in Boston. Time will tell if it ultimately serves as a location for a sportsbook. Other teams in states with sports betting have partnered with sportsbooks and opened a retail location at their home venue. It’s not a wild idea to consider the Bruins doing the same thing.
Boston Bruins Odds FAQs
Oddsmakers adjust their odds and lines depending on a multitude of factors that happen over the course of the year or from game to game. Those factors can include injuries, a team’s track record at home or on the road, the amount of games a team has played in a matter of days, and much more.
Massachusetts does not have any legal sportsbooks as sports betting has yet to be legalized. However, Bruins fans living in Massachusetts can assume they’ll be able to place bets on the Bruins when sports getting is launched in the state.
Boston is one of the most sports fan-crazed cities in the nation. When sports betting is legalized in Massachusetts, it’s fair to expect a significant portion of the Bruins fan base to take to betting on their home team.
The Bruins do not currently have a partnership with a sportsbook, as sports betting isn’t legal in the state. However, the Bruins are partnered with DraftKings, which serves as the team’s official and exclusive DFS partner. DraftKings’ existing partnership in the DFS space suggests a potential partnership in the future once sports betting lands within the state.
There’s not one sportsbook that will always have the most favorable odds. Bettors are recommended to utilize multiple sportsbook apps to find the best odds whenever they choose to bet.
DraftKings Sportsbook is not legal in Massachusetts. However, DraftKings operates within the state as a DFS platform. That relationship could lead to the launch of DraftKings’ sportsbook within the state when online betting is legalized.