Bruins Emerge as NHL Wagering Odds Favorite for Stanley Cup

Bruins Emerge as NHL Wagering Odds Favorite for Stanley Cup

May 20th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Offshore Betting

Following their dominant win over Carolina in the Eastern Conference Final the Bruins are an NHL Wagering odds public favorite.  Boston has been bet up to -150 at SBG Global to win the 2019 Stanley Cup title.  Sure, the Bruins have the look of a deep and complete team.  And they have dominated much of their post season.  Yet the fact remains they are getting an excess of public wagering money based on their recent success.  Boston’s annihilation of Carolina is still fresh on the mind of impressed gamblers.

Most Complete Team in Playoffs

In their first round series against Toronto did the Bruins show their superior depth.  Fashion Boston trailed the series 3-2 and faced elimination at Toronto.  However, with the pressure on full blast did the Bruins respond.  They posted back to back wins with the NHL Wagering odds to steal the series.  Boston got help from a multitude of sources.  Cassidy rolls four lines with great confidence.  And goaltender Tuukka Rask has never looked better.

Tuukka!  Tuukka!

TD Garden is becoming well know for a prolonged chant from its sellout crowds.  “Tuuuuuuuuuuka” has become the battle cry of the knowledgeable Bruins fans.  That is because of the exceptional play of goaltender Tuukka Rask.  After that Eastern Conference Final sweep of Carolina did Rask compile stunning statistics.  Tuukka has a playoff save percentage of .942 with a 1.84 goals against average.  He posted two playoff shutouts.  More emphatically he has emerged from the shadows of 2011 Stanley Cup goaltender Tim Thomas.  Rask was the backup on that Boston cup winner.  From this point this is his team.

Bruins Evolve with Cassidy

When Bruce Cassidy was hired for the final third of the 2016-17 season Boston was stale.  Indeed, their lack of offense was an Offshore betting weakness.  Fired head coach Claude Julien was too reliant upon suffocating shutdown tactics.  Not only were the Bruins losing but they were also a bore.  Cassidy changed all of that.  He unleashed the offensive skill of his younger players.  In the same way he did not sacrifice defensive structure to get more scoring.  It follows that Cassidy has emerged as one of the most respected coaches in the game.

Scoring Balance

Cause by multiple threats does Boston not suffer from dependence upon only one or two players.  Their depth is a significant NHL wagering odds asset.  Hence left wings Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak have been key figures.  Both players had seven goals in the first three playoff rounds.  Afterward center Patrice Bergeron had eight goals with five assists and a plus eight.  Defenseman Tory Krug was a strong quarterback with 11 assists.  In sum Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said it best.  Boston doesn’t have a weakness.

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