NHL Game Predictions – 2/11/2006
Last night was a bit of an off night going just 3 for 8 but games like Pittsburgh upsetting Carolina isn’t something that many people are going to regularly predict. I also took a hit in the betting balance. My betting balance dropped to $117.03.
|Home Team||Road Team||Predicted Winner||Confidence|
|New Jersey(-270)||NY Islanders(+230)||New Jersey||Some|
|Los Angeles(-310)||Chicago(+250)||Los Angeles||Strong|
(Betting lines by Bowmans)
New Jersey should beat the Islanders and Buffalo should be Florida but those are the only obvious picks if you ask me.
Los Angeles/Chicago – A month ago this would be Los Angeles all the way but the Kings have been playing real poorly lately and have gone from battling with Dallas for the division lead to being just 2 points from being out of a playoff spot. At -310 odds, I do not like the Los Angeles bet. I think this game is much more even and could go either way.
Nashville/Columbus – This is another game in which I think the betting lines are a bit off. Columbus has been one of the better teams in the NHL the last month while Nashville has lost 6 of their last 8 games. Columbus did play last night which will certainly help Nashville’s chances but I am not sure that they deserve to be such heavy (-270) favourites.
Ottawa/Philadelphia – I am completely surprised at the odds for this game. Ottawa is 2-5 in their last 7 games with wins only over Pittsburgh. Philadelphia has struggled and are suffering some injuries but there is no reason why they should have such poor odds. Also, Philadelphia has beaten Ottawa in the 2 games they have played each other so far this season. I say take the good odds and bet on Philly.