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 – Tuesday, January 23rd

Date Time Teams Lines – Updated 1/23 @ 5:26 pm Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Goals
1/23 7:00 pm New Jersey
+204
+195
+210
32.2%
2.37
5.77
Boston
-228
-235
-230
67.8%
3.40
1/23 7:00 pm Carolina
+144
+145
+140
42.8%
2.69
5.79
Pittsburgh
-160
-165
-150
57.2%
3.10
1/23 7:30 pm Colorado
+127
+120
+135
41.9%
2.51
5.48
Montreal
-140
-140
-145
58.1%
2.96
1/23 7:30 pm Philadelphia
-125
-135
-123
52.2%
2.84
5.56
Detroit
+113
+115
+113
47.8%
2.72
1/23 8:00 pm Ottawa
+221
+220
+230
29.8%
2.11
5.29
St Louis
-248
-260
-250
70.2%
3.18
1/23 8:00 pm Tampa Bay
+124
+120
+125
36.5%
2.60
6.01
Nashville
-137
-140
-135
63.5%
3.41
1/23 8:30 pm Florida
+163
+165
+167
34%
2.51
5.98
Dallas
-181
-190
-178
66%
3.47
1/23 9:00 pm Buffalo
+210
+205
+210
31.3%
2.29
5.64
Edmonton
-235
-245
-230
68.7%
3.34
1/23 10:00 pm Los Angeles
-118
-125
-115
56.7%
2.83
5.31
Vancouver
+107
+105
+105
43.3%
2.47
1/23 10:00 pm NY Rangers
+158
+155
+160
41.4%
2.53
5.54
Anaheim
-175
-175
-170
58.6%
3.01
1/23 10:30 pm Winnipeg
-106
-110
-105
43.8%
2.67
5.70
San Jose
-104
-110
-105
56.2%
3.03
1/23 10:00 pm Columbus
+144
+150
+150
36.8%
2.42
5.58
Vegas
-160
-170
-160
63.2%
3.15

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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Today’s NHL Picks and Game Analysis

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. Games with an orange check mark have significant bet value on one or more of the money line, puck line and over/under.

New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins Game Analysis

Time: 7:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
New Jersey Devils 24-14-8 22 2.62 3.09 3.04 Matchup and Bet Value
Boston Bruins 27-10-8 5 -11.86 3.33 2.49
Starting Goalies: C Schneider (NJD) – Record: 17-10-6, T Rask (BOS) – Record: 17-8-4

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Game Analysis

Time: 7:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Carolina Hurricanes 21-18-8 18 0.99 2.77 3.11 Matchup and Bet Value
Pittsburgh Penguins 25-21-3 13 -1.79 2.9 2.84
Starting Goalies: C Ward (CAR) – Record: 12-5-2, C DeSmith (PIT) – Record: 1-2-0

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings Game Analysis

Time: 7:30 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Philadelphia Flyers 23-16-8 24 0.88 2.91 2.85 Matchup and Bet Value
Detroit Red Wings 19-20-7 28 -1.66 2.67 2.78
Starting Goalies: B Elliott (PHI) – Record: 18-11-7, P Mrazek (DET) – Record: 5-5-1

Colorado Avalanche vs. Montreal Canadiens Game Analysis

Time: 7:30 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Colorado Avalanche 27-16-3 15 -12.16 3.35 2.87 Matchup and Bet Value
Montreal Canadiens 19-22-6 26 -10.47 2.34 3.15
Starting Goalies: J Bernier (COL) – Record: 14-7-1, C Price (MTL) – Record: 13-16-4

Ottawa Senators vs. St. Louis Blues Game Analysis

Time: 8:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Ottawa Senators 15-21-9 29 -16.89 2.71 3.56 Matchup and Bet Value
St. Louis Blues 28-18-3 10 -6.08 2.9 2.63
Starting Goalies: C Anderson (OTT) – Record: 12-15-5, C Hutton (STL) – Record: 10-4-1

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators Game Analysis

Time: 8:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Tampa Bay Lightning 32-12-3 1 5.64 3.53 2.57 Matchup and Bet Value
Nashville Predators 28-11-6 3 5.03 3.09 2.64
Starting Goalies: L Domingue (TB) – Record: 1-6-0, J Saros (NSH) – Record: 5-3-3

Florida Panthers vs. Dallas Stars Game Analysis

Time: 8:30 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Florida Panthers 19-20-6 25 -5.5 2.87 3.29 Matchup and Bet Value
Dallas Stars 27-17-4 6 0.71 3.08 2.69
Starting Goalies: J Reimer (FLA) – Record: 13-12-5, B Bishop (DAL) – Record: 20-12-3

Buffalo Sabres vs. Edmonton Oilers Game Analysis

Time: 9:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Buffalo Sabres 12-26-9 30 -7.94 2.23 3.47 Matchup and Bet Value
Edmonton Oilers 21-23-3 23 -2.53 2.79 3.17
Starting Goalies: R Lehner (BUF) – Record: 9-18-6, C Talbot (EDM) – Record: 17-16-2

New York Rangers vs. Anaheim Ducks Game Analysis

Time: 10:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
New York Rangers 24-19-5 21 -1.16 3 2.92 Matchup and Bet Value
Anaheim Ducks 22-17-9 19 6.58 2.73 2.81
Starting Goalies: H Lundqvist (NYR) – Record: 21-13-4, J Gibson (ANA) – Record: 16-14-5

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game Analysis

Time: 10:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Columbus Blue Jackets 26-18-3 16 4.46 2.68 2.77 Matchup and Bet Value
Vegas Golden Knights 31-11-4 2 0.08 3.41 2.67
Starting Goalies: S Bobrovsky (CBJ) – Record: 21-14-3, M Fleury (VGK) – Record: 11-3-2

Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Game Analysis

Time: 10:00 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Los Angeles Kings 25-17-5 12 0.63 2.87 2.43 Matchup and Bet Value
Vancouver Canucks 18-23-6 27 0.93 2.57 3.26
Starting Goalies: J Quick (LA) – Record: 20-16-2, J Markstrom (VAN) – Record: 12-15-5

Winnipeg Jets vs. San Jose Sharks Game Analysis

Time: 10:30 pm ET

Team Record Team Rank Units W/L Goals PG Opp Goals PG More Info
Winnipeg Jets 28-13-7 7 5.43 3.25 2.67 Matchup and Bet Value
San Jose Sharks 26-14-6 8 0.72 2.91 2.65
Starting Goalies: C Hellebuyck (WPG) – Record: 25-6-6, A Dell (SJ) – Record: 12-3-2


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Tomorrow’s NHL Game Predictions – Wednesday, January 24th

Date Matchup Teams Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Goals
1/24 Toronto at Chicago Toronto
42.7%
2.73
5.89
Chicago
57.3%
3.16
1/24 Los Angeles at Calgary Los Angeles
44.9%
2.52
5.31
Calgary
55.1%
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
1/22 COL +150 0.367 4 -0.95073 -1.00239
TOR -174 0.633 2
1/22 DET +127 0.344 3 -0.86256 -1.06711
NJD -152 0.656 0
1/22 OTT +183 0.364 1 -0.41378 -0.45256
MIN -222 0.636 3
1/22 TB -127 0.582 2 -0.62245 -0.54128
CHI +107 0.418 0
1/22 BUF +201 0.268 2 -1.15274 -1.31677
CGY -257 0.732 1
1/22 NYI -107 0.581 2 -0.69315 -0.86988
ARI -107 0.419 3

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 730 410 299 21 0.576 -0.67659
DRatings 730 408 318 4 0.562 -0.68211
Yesterday
Games Wins Losses No Pick Win Pct. Log Loss
GTBets 6 2 3 1 0.417 -0.78257
DRatings 6 2 4 0 0.333 -0.875
Last Week
Games Wins Losses No Pick Win Pct. Log Loss
GTBets 45 26 18 1 0.589 -0.68143
DRatings 45 23 22 0 0.511 -0.70152
Last Two Weeks
Games Wins Losses No Pick Win Pct. Log Loss
GTBets 79 37 40 2 0.481 -0.71436
DRatings 79 34 45 0 0.43 -0.75306