Game Predictions – 2/10/2006
We have 8 games on the schedule today consisting of a mix of easy games for some of the top teams and a couple of interesting betting opportunities. Last night my predictions went 4 for 7 which was enough for me to improve my betting balance to $129.57.
|Home Team||Road Team||Predicted Winner||Confidence|
|San Jose(-115)||Dallas(-105)||San Jose||Some|
(betting lines by Bowmans. )
I have had a lot of people question my power ranking system because the New York Rangers (and others) are ranked so low. Tonights (and tomorrows) Rangers-Leafs games will be at test of my power ranking system as I have Toronto as the predicted winner while the betting lines have Toronto as a fairly significant underdog. This provides an excellent betting opportunity as I really like the Toronto +175 bet.
The Columbus/Colorado game is another good betting opportunity as I have Columbus as the predicted winner but are the slight underdog according to the odds. Colorado is the better team but they are playing on the road in the second game of back to back nights and Columbus has been hot recently winning 6 of 7. I think this game could go either way but that means the Columbus +115 is an good betting opportunity.
The rest of the games are less intriguing from a betting standpoint. The Carolina odds are so poor that I am not going to bet that game and unlike last night with Atlanta over Ottawa, I have a hard time even suggesting a Pittsburgh bet. They are just so horrible that a win is very remote. Yeah, I know, my prediction only has Carolina as a ‘some’ favourite but I still can’t see Pittsburgh winning. They have lost 7 in a row and 17 of 18 and their lone win was over the also weak Washington Capitals.
St. Louis has just killed my winning percetage on ‘Strong’ predictions having won 4 of their last 5 games and against some solid teams. I still think that St. Louis is a horrible team but they just have it going on right now and because of this the +300 odds might be a decent gamble.