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For the first time in quite a while we have more meaningless games than meaningful games. The Islanders-Pittsburgh, Detroit-Chicago and St. Louis-Columbus games are completely meaningless with espect to playoff positioning. The Carolina-Florida game is only marginally meaningful with Florida still having an outside shot of making the playoffs (just because they have 3 games against Tampa and winning all three would allow them an opportunity to catch them) and Carolina still in the race for top spot in the East (though hopes of that are dwindling as well). The more meaningful games come from the western Conference as Calgary takes on Colorado, Vancouver takes on Minnesota and Anaheim takes on Dallas.

Of all the games, the only algorithm prediction that I think has a good chance of going the other way is Florida upsetting Carolina. Florida might be the hottest team in the league right now and Carolina has been in the win one-lose one mode for the past couple weeks. But they lost on Wednesday so maybe that means a win tonight. Who knows.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
NY Islanders -176 Pittsburgh 143 NY Islanders Good
Carolina -158 Florida 136 Carolina Good
Detroit -160 Chicago 137 Detroit Good
St. Louis -103 Columbus 102 Columbus Some
Calgary -119 Colorado 116 Calgary Some
Vancouver -135 Minnesota 125 Vancouver Some
Anaheim -109 Dallas 108 Dallas Some

  4 Responses to “Game Predictions – 3/31/2006”

  1.  

    Tonights Predictions:

    Exact same as the Algo above. 2 upsets. 2 away teams winning, and 5 home teams winning.

    Carolina, Columbus, Florida, St. Louis, Calgary and Dallas all play tomarrow night as well.. be careful in betting on tonight’s games because of those 6 teams who play tonight and play tomarrow, very likely back-up goaltenders might play tonight.

  2.  

    Typo..Chicago plays tomarrow night as well.

  3.  

    Wow. It seems my computer went 7/7 yesterday. I should be able to use it somehow. How do you like this:

    Strong: FLO, CBJ, VAN, DAL
    Some: DET, COL
    Upset: NONE
    Home: NYI

  4.  

    I think everyone has the exact same picks tonight…we’ll see how that goes

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