2018-19 NHL and NBA Predictions by CoenM


OK, I did separate ones last season but given the participation I decided to combine them this time around. Let's see how well rounded you are! Also, entries for this won't close until Sunday, October 14 at 10 pm EDT (the site won't let me pick anything more than a week out).


Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

This quiz is closed for grading, and you can no longer submit answers. When the author has finished grading, the results will be published on this page.


Question 1

NBA: What TEAM will end the regular season with the best overall record?

2017-18: Houston Rockets

Question 2

NBA: What TEAM will win the NBA title?

2017-18: Golden State Warriors

Question 3

NBA: What team will lose in the NBA Finals?

2017-18: Cleveland Cavaliers

Question 4

NBA: What PLAYER will be named Most Valuable Player?

2017-18: James Harden

Question 5

NBA: What COACH will be named Coach of the Year?

2017-18: Dwayne Casey

Question 6

NBA: What TEAM will win the first overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery?

2018: Phoenix Suns

Question 7

NHL: What TEAM will win the President's Cup by earning the most points in the regular season?

2017-18: Nashville Predators

Question 8

NHL: What TEAM will win the Stanley Cup?

2017-18: Washington Capitals

Question 9

NHL: What TEAM will lose the Stanley Cup finals?

2017-18: Vegas Golden Knights

Question 10

NHL: What PLAYER will win the Hart Trophy as the regular season's Most Valuable Player?

2017-18: Taylor Hall

Question 11

NHL: What PLAYER will win the Art Ross Trophy for scoring the most points in the regular season?

2017-18: Connor McDavid

Question 12

NHL: What GOALIE will win the Vezina Trophy?

2017-18: Pekka Rinne