Game Predictions – 11/18/2006

As usual for Saturady night we have a full slate of games and several of them should be quite good. First off, you can probably skip the afternoon game between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Not too much exciting about that. The rematch between Buffalo and Ottawa could be good though. The game on Wednesday was quite entertaining and it will be interesting to see if Ottawa comes out playing hard again after another loss last night to the Devils. Carolina-Dallas should be a good interconference game as Carolina is a top team in the east and Dallas is a top team in the west. The NY Rangers vs Pittsburgh should be a good divisional game as the Penguins try to show they are a playoff contender and the Rangers try to show they are a better team than their relatively poor start to the season. And the late game out west between Philadelphia and San Jose is worth keeping an eye on as well. Philadelphia play a couple of impressive games in wins over Anaheim and Los Angeles on Wednesday and Thursday and we should keep an eye on them to see if they are breaking out of their horrible slump to start the season.

Home Team Fair
Road Team Fair
Predicted Winner Confidence
Los Angeles -127 Phoenix 121 Los Angeles Some
Boston -171 Washington 141 Boston Strong
Toronto -177 New Jersey 143 Toronto Strong
Montreal -164 Atlanta 139 Montreal Good
Ottawa 132 Buffalo -148 Buffalo Strong
Carolina -138 Dallas 127 Carolina Good
Pittsburgh 116 NY Rangers -120 NY Rangers Some
Florida -168 NY Islanders 140 Florida Strong
Nashville -378 Columbus 173 Nashville Strong
Minnesota -236 Colorado 157 Minnesota Strong
Edmonton -130 Detroit 123 Edmonton Some
San Jose -263 Philadelphia 161 San Jose Strong