Game Predictions 2/8/2006
I had another very good day with yesterdays predictions going 6 for 7 and only missing Chicago’s upset win over Phoenix. One has to wonder if the whole Tochett gambling ring charges had anything to do with that. Over the last 3 days my predictions are 14 for 15 which is extraordinary. I can’t expect that to continue, but wouldn’t it be nice if it did? In any event, yesterdays results boosted my betting balance to $120.91.
|Home Team||Road Team||Predicted Winner||Confidence|
|San Jose(-380)||Chicago(+300)||San Jose||Good|
Betting lines by Bowmans.
There are a few surprises in todays games, especially with the betting lines. I completely understand Detroit being the favourite, but odds of -210 over Nashville? I would have thought they would be much closer. Same goes for San Jose (-380) over Chicago. An interesting prediction is Columbus over Los Angeles. But Los Angeles has lost 6 in a row and is in danger of falling out of a playoff spot while Columbus has been one of the hotter teams in the league the past month or so. That makes the Blue Jackets +105 a very interesting bet.
The Ottawa/NY Ranger game should be a good test for both teams. It is a test for the Rangers to determine if they are a contender or not and it is a test for the Senators have haven’t been all that dominant over the past couple months and have played win one, lose one type hockey the past ocuple weeks.