NHL Predictions and Betting Preview Friday October 16th

I think last night may have been my first losing record (1 for 3) for my NHL Free picks on The Sports Geek – it was a tough night with the Canadiens losing in their home opener and the Sharks/Capitals just sitting on the under side of things.  We are back at it tonight with NHL predictions and betting previews for the Friday October 16th games.  Tonight there are 6 games being played including a Western Canadian match up between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames which promises to be a good one.  Other games on tonight’s NHL schedule include Atlanta at New Jersey, Islanders in Buffalo, Philadelphia at Florida, Boston in Dallas, and Minnesota at Edmonton.  Bet on these NHL games online at www.Bodog.com.  NHL betting predictions, previews and free picks for tonight’s NHL games are below.

Friday October 16th NHL Betting Predictions:

Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars – The big story here is the Dallas Stars who haven’t lost in regulation yet, posting a 2-0-3 record so far.  The Stars are averaging 4 goals per game and are coming off an impressive 6-0 home victory against the Predators.  The Bruins, who are supposed to be an Eastern Conference powerhouse again this year, have started the season slow with a 2-3-0 record.  All of Boston’s games so far were played at home, and it looks like they have been trying to do too much in front of their home crowd.

Bet Boston to win at +105 (Great Value) – Bet online at www.Bodog.com

Philadelphia Flyers vs Florida Panthers – The high powered Philadelphia Flyers have done what many expected, starting their 2009 NHL season on a winning note with a 3-1-1 record.  The Flyers are on five days rest for tonight’s game after dropping their last game to Anaheim in a shootout.  The Florida Panthers started their season with a shootout win over the Blackhawks, but have since lost their past four games.  Flyers goalie Ray Emery is 6-2-0 lifetime against the Panthers and will get the nod tonight.

Bet Flyers to win at -145 – Bet online at www.Bodog.com

New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres – Rookie sensation John Tavares and the New York Islanders are looking for their first win tonight in Buffalo.  Tavares has 5 points in his first four NHL games and is looking to help his team get a win tonight.  The Sabres have started the season off hot, being the only Eastern Conference team without a regulation loss.  The 3-0-1 Sabres are playing their first game since blowing the Red Wings out 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Bet the OVER 5.5 total goals at -105 – Bet online at www.Bodog.com

NHL fans can keep up to date with the odds in our NHL betting odds section of The Sports Geek.  Visit our online sportsbook review section for the best places to bet on the NHL online.

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