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(22-10-5) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators (15-13-6)
Date: Thursday, December 29
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Predators -144
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Chicago Blackhawks will be in Nashville on Thursday to take the ice against the Predators at the Bridgestone Arena.
Chicago will be looking to put an end to a three game losing streak after falling 1-3 against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
Nashville will be looking to put the brakes on a two game shid themselves after losing 2-3 in overtime Tuesday night at home against the Minnesota Wild.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been in a funk, dropping their last three games after falling at home to the Winnipeg Jets 1-3 on Tuesday night.
The lone goal of the night came off the stick of Artem Anisimov at the 7:37 mark in the second period. Each of the three losses Chicago has suffered have been on their home ice, which makes the situation even more of a surprise.
The Hawks have scored just 5 goals during the stretch with three of them coming against Ottawa on December 20th.
Chicago will come into Thursday’s game ranked 13th in the league with an average of 2.7 goals per game.
They are just below the league average on the power play this season, converting on 18.3 percent of their opportunities. The Blackhawks have been solid on the defensive end of the ice, giving up an average of just 2.4 goals per contest.
They have struggled tremendously when skating a man down, allowing their opponents to find the net 25.3 percent of the time.
The Nashville Predators took their second consecutive loss on Tuesday, falling 2-3 in overtime against the Minnesota Wild at home.
Filip Forsberg was able to find the net for the sixth time this season at 4:39 in the second period, tying the game up at one a piece.
Reid Boucher was able to light up the lantern at 8:55 in the third to tie the game for a second time, but the Predators would go on to give up the winning goal in the overtime period.
Nashville is currently sitting at 10th in the league in scoring, putting the puck in the net for an average of 2.8 goals per game. They have been solid on the power play this season, scoring a goal on 19.5 percent of their opportunities.
Defending the net has been an issue for the Predators at times this season and they are giving up an average of 2.8 goals a night to their opponents.
They are 16th in the NHL on the penalty kill, keeping their opponents out of the net 81.6 percent of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 4-0 in their previous 4 Thursday games.
- Chicago is 5-1 in their previous 6 games on one day of rest.
- Nashville is 5-1 in their previous 6 against a team that is over .500 on the road.
- The under is 4-1 in Nashville’s previous 5 when playing on one day of rest.
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators NHL Hockey Prediction:
They teams have been just about identical with the puck on offense, at least when looking at the numbers on paper. Chicago has been a lot tough on the defensive end of the ice though.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago +103
Chicago is due for a win and I think they come away with a big one on the road here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Nashville 2
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