NHL Hockey Predictions


All of today’s NHL hockey predictions are listed below along with the odds to win from three reputable sportsbooks. As of late 2017, we are now taking into account more information to make our predictions as accurate as possible. That said, a team’s starting goalie has been added to our formula. This effects each team’s percentage to win and the total goals scored in a game. For extra notes on these predictions, you can read our disclaimer. Also note, that these predictions should be used for entertainment purposes only.

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Today’s NHL Game Predictions – Friday, December 15th

Date Matchup Teams Lines – Updated 12/15 @ 3:39 pm Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Goals
12/15 Carolina vs Buffalo Carolina
-167
-175
-165
62.5%
3.20
5.69
Buffalo
+151
+155
+155
37.5%
2.49
12/15 Dallas vs New Jersey Dallas
-154
-160
-155
50.2%
2.88
5.76
New Jersey
+139
+140
+145
49.8%
2.87
12/15 Los Angeles vs NY Rangers Los Angeles
-102
-110
-104
47.3%
2.66
5.48
NY Rangers
-108
-110
-106
52.7%
2.81
12/15 Toronto vs Detroit Toronto
+101
-110
+101
56%
3.16
5.97
Detroit
-111
-110
-111
44%
2.81
12/15 San Jose vs Vancouver San Jose
-126
-140
-135
55.3%
2.78
5.29
Vancouver
+114
+120
+125
44.7%
2.50

The money lines above are current as of the time listed in the header. The odds to win, score predictions, and total goals come from our proprietary formula that is based on multiple factors of data.

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Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers Game Analysis

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG Best Line Bet Value
Los Angeles Kings 20-9-3 4 6.25 3.06 2.28 -102
New York Rangers 16-12-3 16 0.93 3.26 2.97 -108

Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils Game Analysis

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG Best Line Bet Value
Dallas Stars 18-13-1 10 -0.62 3 2.88 -154
New Jersey Devils 17-9-5 15 8.42 3.06 3.03 +140

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Sabres Game Analysis

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG Best Line Bet Value
Carolina Hurricanes 12-11-7 22 2.05 2.77 3.1 -167
Buffalo Sabres 8-18-6 30 -5.49 2.13 3.31 +151

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Game Analysis

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG Best Line Bet Value
Toronto Maple Leafs 20-12-1 8 4.18 3.27 2.85 +101
Detroit Red Wings 11-13-7 28 -3.32 2.68 2.97 -111

San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Game Analysis

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG Best Line Bet Value
San Jose Sharks 17-10-3 14 -2.82 2.73 2.37 -129
Vancouver Canucks 14-14-4 20 1.83 2.59 3.03 +120

Bet Value is based on a proprietary formula. This formula takes into account all of the factors within the game like starting goalie, team strength, injuries, days of rest, etc and compares it to the money line. If the line changes through out the day, then you may see movement within the bet value as well.

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Tomorrow’s NHL Game Predictions – Saturday, December 16th

Date Matchup Teams Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Goals
12/16 Edmonton at Minnesota Edmonton
38.7%
2.64
5.96
Minnesota
61.3%
3.31
12/16 NY Rangers at Boston NY Rangers
41.7%
2.68
5.85
Boston
58.3%
3.16
12/16 Winnipeg at St Louis Winnipeg
38.7%
2.63
5.95
St Louis
61.3%
3.31
12/16 Los Angeles at NY Islanders Los Angeles
45.8%
2.72
5.69
NY Islanders
54.2%
2.96
12/16 Dallas at Philadelphia Dallas
48.3%
2.80
5.69
Philadelphia
51.7%
2.89
12/16 Columbus at Carolina Columbus
50.3%
2.81
5.61
Carolina
49.7%
2.80
12/16 Montreal at Ottawa Montreal
49.4%
2.69
5.42
Ottawa
50.6%
2.73
12/16 Anaheim at Washington Anaheim
31.9%
2.29
5.59
Washington
68.1%
3.30
12/16 Pittsburgh at Arizona Pittsburgh
67.4%
3.39
5.78
Arizona
32.6%
2.38
12/16 Tampa Bay at Colorado Tampa Bay
67.5%
3.41
5.81
Colorado
32.5%
2.39
12/16 Nashville at Calgary Nashville
50.6%
2.82
5.62
Calgary
49.4%
2.79

Tomorrow’s game projections are simply listed with the odds for each team to win and score projections. We do not post the lines for these games because in most cases the lines aren’t out yet. These numbers may change on game day as we have more information about starting goalies, injuries, etc.


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Yesterday’s NHL Game Prediction Results

Date Teams DRatings Odds to Win Final Score GTBets Log Loss DRatings Log Loss
12/14 NYI +150 0.365 4 -0.49182 -0.45413
CLB -170 0.635 6
12/14 WAS +105 0.465 5 -0.76029 -0.76572
BOS -125 0.535 3
12/14 BUF +155 0.312 1 -0.48011 -0.37397
PHI -175 0.688 2
12/14 NJD +158 0.385 1 -0.47183 -0.48613
MTL -180 0.615 2
12/14 TOR +105 0.499 0 -0.63023 -0.69115
MIN -125 0.501 2
12/14 CHI +110 0.437 5 -0.78251 -0.82782
WPG -130 0.563 1
12/14 ANA +140 0.297 3 -0.90702 -1.21402
STL -160 0.703 1
12/14 SJ +110 0.488 3 -0.78251 -0.71744
CGY -130 0.512 2
12/14 FLA -110 0.471 1 -0.69315 -0.63677
COL -110 0.529 2
12/14 NSH +105 0.557 4 -0.76029 -0.58519
EDM -125 0.443 0
12/14 TB -190 0.718 4 -0.45487 -0.33129
ARI +165 0.282 1
12/14 PIT -105 0.48 1 -0.67171 -0.65393
VGK -115 0.52 2

The table above lists how our projections have done against GTBets (which is representative of most sportsbooks). Wins, losses, and win percentage are self-explanatory. “No pick” occurs when the odds are even for both sides at the sportsbook, or when we project the game at 50% on each side. Log Loss is a lot more complicated. In a nutshell, lower is better, but for more detail see: Making Sense of Log Loss.

NHL Season Prediction Results

2017
Games Wins Losses No Pick Win Pct. Log Loss
GTBets 490 268 204 18 0.565 -0.67877
DRatings 490 270 216 4 0.555 -0.6849
Yesterday
Games Wins Losses No Pick Win Pct. Log Loss
GTBets 12 6 5 1 0.542 -0.65719
DRatings 12 8 4 0 0.667 -0.6448
Last Week
Games Wins Losses No Pick Win Pct. Log Loss
GTBets 52 32 19 1 0.625 -0.65227
DRatings 52 30 21 1 0.587 -0.64738
Last Two Weeks
Games Wins Losses No Pick Win Pct. Log Loss
GTBets 103 62 36 5 0.626 -0.65228
DRatings 103 62 40 1 0.607 -0.64297