Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs Blackhawks NHL Odds
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(26-15-2) Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks (16-22-6)
Date: Wednesday, January 9th
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: SAP Center, Chicago, IL
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Predators -180
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Blackhawks may be having a down year, but they’re far from a pushover. Chicago upended Nashville 2-1 on December 18th as +129 home underdogs and the two teams meet up again Wednesday at the United Center. The Preds come in having won 4 of 5, but they’ve had their issues playing in the Windy City.
Nashville has ridden strong play on both ends of the ice to wins in 4 of 5. That being said they dropped six games prior and have shown vulnerability despite sitting in 3rd place in the Western Conference. The Predators are inconsistent on offense with 21 goals over their last 5, but just 7 scores in the 5 prior.
G Pekka Rinne is coming off a shutout, but his defense did a lot of the work holding Toronto to just 18 SOG. Rinne was just 1-5-1 in the 7 decisions prior, allowing 3+ goals in four of the games. Chicago’s offense has shown signs of coming around which might make the ‘over’ a play.
The Blackhawks are not only at home on Wednesday, they’re playing a Predators team on the road for their 4th straight games. Nashville is also on leg one of a B2B as they head to Columbus Thursday so the Predators may limit their resources a bit.
Chicago’s starter is still unconfirmed but they could trot out Collin Delia who had a 50 save outing January 3rd vs. the Islanders. Cam Ward is another option although he’s 3-5 in his last eight decisions and has allowed 3+ goals in six of those games. Another trend that should lead to a high scoring game and the ‘over’ of 6.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Predators are 4-1 their last 5 overall
- Predators are 1-5 their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record
- Blackhawks are 3-8 their last 11 home games
- Predators are 4-11 their last 15 in Chicago
- Home team is 6-2 the last 8 meetings
Free Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prediction:
Chicago has two nights off after the game with Nashville and will be going for broke to get the home win vs. one of their rivals. Nashville is in game one of a B2B and has had two straight underdog wins vs. Montreal and Toronto by a combined score of 8-1. Both those games were on the road though and Wednesday marks the Predators 4th straight away from Nashville. Does it catch up to them here?
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago +155
There just simply no value in Nashville -189 in a game that could easily go either way.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Nashville 3
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