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(2-3-2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators (3-3-0)
Date: Wednesday, January 27th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TN
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blackhawks +155
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: N/A
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Blackhawks and Predators will square off Wednesday night from Bridgestone Arena in the back end of a back-to-back.
The Blackhawks come into this matchup after getting a two-game winning streak snapped last night. Star player Patrick Kane is pacing the team with three goals and has four assists as well.
Alex DeBrincat, who is tied for Kane for the team lead in points and has two goals of his own, is out along Adam Boqvist due to COVID-19 protocol. Connor Murphy and Duncan Keith have each chipped in five points as well for a Chicago squad that ranks ninth in the NHL in goals scored with 21 on the season.
Chicago has been unable to control the injury bug this season, as they have also been without centers Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach. The Blackhawks are 26th in the NHL in goals allowed with 26.
Chicago’s opponents have earned 25 power play tries against them and have scored 7 goals in those chances. Chicago has allowed the eight most power play opportunities to opponents in the NHL.
Malcolm Subban will get the start at goalkeeper once again for Chicago. He saved 36 of the 39 shots against him Tuesday and has a career GAA just north of three.
The Predators are hoping they have momentum going coming into Wednesday’s back-to-back. Nashville had an even attack Tuesday night that saw three different players find the net (Mikael Granlund, Yakov Trenin and Roman Josi).
The Predators entered Tuesday’s game 27th in the league in scoring with just 2.4 goals per game. They rank lower than 25th in the league in goals per game, power play percentage and shooting percentage.
Defensively, the Preds have not fared much better. Nashville allows 3.5 goals a night and allows 29.6 shots on goal per contest. GK Pekka Rinne has allowed seven goals in three games this season while recording 44 saves in 51 shots.
Rinne turned in his best game of the season Tuesday, posting 18 saves in 20 shots for a GAA of just 1.97.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 games as a road underdog.
- Over is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 road games.
- Over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall.
- Blackhawks are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Predators are 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest.
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators NHL Prediction:
I like Chicago to bounce back and get the victory here despite them being shorthanded. My favorite play in this game, however, is the over.
Neither of these defenses have been playing particularly well, and Rinne is still inconsistent as well at the net for Nashville. He’s taken major steps back in the last few years, which was to be expected given his age. Combine that with the fact that neither of these teams are in the top 25 in goals allowed in the league, and this has the making of a high-scoring contest.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago +155, Over 6
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