We have a very busy schedule tonight with a total of 12 games. Unfortunately not a lot of them are of the exceptional matchup variety. There are 10 games which have strong or good confidence predictions and not many of them I see being potential upsets but here are a few thoughts.
Nashville/New Jersey – New Jersey hasn’t lost in 2006 and has won 7 in a row. Nashville is predicted to win but this is one game which could end up in an upset.
Montreal/Calgary – Calgary is the better team and should win this game but every team who makes a big trade or a coaching change often gets a temporary boost in performance. Montreal is no exception having defeated San Jose and Dallas since changing coaches. The question is, will it continue? A Montreal win is a decent possibility in this game.
Phoenix/Florida – I am not quite sure why Phoenix is listed as a ‘Good’ favourite to win. It should be closer than that and I think this will be an upset and Florida will win the game.
Atlanta/Los Angeles – Los Angeles is struggling having lost 4 of 5 while Atlanta is hot having won 5 in a row. Despite playing on back to back nights on the road, I think Atlanta will upset the Kings.
In the pick-em games I’ll predict Buffalo will defeat the Canucks and San Jose will win at home over Edmonton.
|Home Team||Road Team||Predicted Winner||Confidence|
|Pittsburgh||NY Rangers||NY Rangers||Good|
|Los Angeles||Atlanta||Los Angeles||Good|