Feb 082006
 

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
NY Rangers(+150) Ottawa(-170) Ottawa Strong
Philadelphia(-175) NY Islanders(+155) Philadelphia Good
Columbus(+105) Los Angeles(-125) Columbus Some
Pittsburgh(-185) Boston(+165) Boston Good
Detroit(-210) Nashville(+175) Detroit Some
Calgary(-170) Anaheim(+150) Calgary Good
Vancouver(-425) St. Louis(+345) Vancouver Strong
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.

  One Response to “Game Predictions 2/8/2006”

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    I am sorry that I didn’t post my predictions yesterday, but I had been studying for California State’s High School Exit Exams (which I did fairly well in in both English/Literature and Geometry), which took away from my time. Anyway, I did go 7 for 7 yesterday with every prediction being a “Some” prediction. Some odds for today’s games that I am confused with are those for the Nashville/Detroit game, +175 to -210 in favor of Detroit, Ottawa being -165 to +145 favourites over the Rangers, the home team, and Los Angeles, riding a 6-game winless streak favourites -125 to +105 over Columbus, who is one of the hottest teams since the Kings losing streak began. My overall balance is currently $126.73.

    PREDICTIONS:
    Strong: VAN
    Good: PHI, CGY, SJ
    Some: NYR, CLB, BOS, DET

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