Thursday, January 20, 2011

Buffalo at Boston

Look for the Bruins to keep their winning ways going. Tonight's pick.

Boston -160

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Prediction

NY Rangers should end two-game losing streak against Toronto at MSG

The Pick: NY Rangers -175 over Toronto

The NY Rangers have lost two in a row and have only scored eight goals in their last five games which prompted John Tortorella to call out his players, specifically Marian Gaborik. The head coach is obviously angry and we're expecting the team to feed off that against the Maple Leafs. The Rangers haven't played bad during the losing streak, but still did not get the results to show for it. During the loss on Saturday to Montreal, Carey Price stood on his head to give the Habs the win 3-2. On Sunday, the Rangers trailed the Flyers early, and mounted a comeback only to come up short and they lost 3-2. Toronto has won four of their last five on the road, but are also struggling to score goals recently. The Rangers have won two of the three meetings between this clubs and we expect that to continue.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Prediction

Anaheim Ducks should begin four-game road trip with a win over Ottawa.

The Pick: Anaheim -105 over Ottawa

Since the other Southern California team let us down last night, we'll take a chance with the Anaheim Ducks on the road over the struggling Senators. The Ducks are clearly better at home than on the road, but tonight they face an Ottawa team without Jason Spezza, Alex Kovalev, and goalie Pascal Leclaire. Anaheim is without Ryan Getzlaf, but still has enough playmakers with Corey Perry, Bobby Ryan, and Teemu Selanne. Huge goaltending edge for the Ducks with Jonas Hiller over Brian Elliot. This is a game the Ducks must win if they want to be a playoff team. We can't see them taking Ottawa lightly.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Prediction

Kings should cool of Stars in Dallas tonight on Versus

Prediction: Los Angeles +115

Last week: 2-3 (first losing week of the season)

The Los Angeles Kings concluded a brutal homestand by winning 5-2 over Edmonton on Saturday which made them 2-6 on the season-long eight straight games at Staples Center. Perhaps, the Kings got some confidence with that win, and are actually looking forward to going on the road. They played with more energy on Saturday and have seemed to finally get star players Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty more involved. Both players were exceptional against the Oilers at both ends of the ice. The Dallas Stars conclude a three-game homestand tonight and are coming off an impressive win over the struggling Thrashers on Saturday night. However, Dallas has had trouble with the Kings this season by losing the first two meetings, and the Kings have played well in Dallas the last few years. Los Angeles is the more desperate team entering tonight's action sitting three points out of the playoffs and ten points behind first place Dallas. A rested Jonathan Quick will be in goal tonight for the Kings who normally gives Dallas fits. We also feel the Kings should enjoy finally playing a road game.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Prediction

Look for the Anaheim Ducks to keep up their winning ways at the Pond against the Oil

Prediction: Anaheim -180

No team has won more games at home in the Western Conference than the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks record at the Arrowhead Pond is 16-7-1, and the Oilers are a woeful 7-11-4 on the road. The Ducks played last night and lost at Phoenix 6-2 in a game that saw Jonas Hiller get pulled after the 2nd period. The injury depleted Edmonton Oilers lost in Los Angeles 5-2 last night in a game that got out of hand midway through the third period. The fact that the Ducks had won six of seven entering last night, and have been solid at home makes them a safe bet. Edmonton is simply missing too many key players right now, especially on defense. Look for Anaheim to rebound from a poor effort and win once again at home.