Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs. Blackhawks NHL Odds
Looking for Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Predators taking on the Blackhawks on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at The United Center In Chicago Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Predators Blackhawks matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(25-21-2) Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks (22-20-5)
Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: United Center in Chicago Illinois
NHL Hockey Moneyline Predators (-124) Blackhawks (+106)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: -1.5 Predators (+205) +1.5 Blackhawks (-250)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Nashville Predators will be taking on the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in what should be one of the most interesting matchups to watch this week. In fact, between the Blackhawks managing to topple the Predators in overtime on Thursday, and Nashville Predators leading the series 6-1, there will be a lot of interesting angles at play to consider.
The Nashville Predators are 2-3 in their last five games and 6-3-1 in their last ten. While that second stat might sound impressive, they have taken quite a few losses over the last week. What makes the situation worse though is the fact that they were losing ot teams they should have beaten on paper.
One perfect example of this was their aforementioned loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, giving the team their first victory over the predators this season. As if that wasn’t bad enough for the group, key players like Mikael Granlund and Roman Josi, who both are currently sit with negative time on the ice.
To top it all off, the Predators are still without Filip Forsberg and Dante Fabbro, creating a very volatile situation on both offense and defense. If nothing else, this is very much a team in free fall at the moment, making them prone to another suprise loss.
As for the Chicago Blackhawks, they are 3-2 in their last five games despite accumulating a laundry list of injured players over the past few weeks. This includes Calvin dee Haan, Wyatt Kalynuck, and Adam Boqvist, who have all managed to get injured in the last week.
Unforutnatley for the Blackhawks, these are all defensive players, leaving the team vunerable for the forseeable future. Add in the fact that their goalies, Malcom Subban and Kevin Lankinen have given up a grand total of 3.2 goals per game in their last five outings and there dosen’t seem to be much hope for them to win.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Nashville are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Chicago.
- Nashville are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.
- Nashville are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Free Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prediction: Preds -124
As appetizing as it might sound to lay 100 dollars down on the Chicago Blackhawks for another upset, the stats just dont seem to back that up in any way. In fact, you would be much better of going with the Nashville Predators on the puckline to win this one.
Not only is that evident by the Predators leading the series 6-1 , but also due to the fact that the Blackhawks are hurting much more defensively right now. That should set the Predators up for a 3-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Predators 3 Blackhawks 1
In the end, taking a risk and going with the underdog can be fun, but why do so when there is a lot of money to be made off a sure thing like the Nashville Predators?
Of course some will want to pounce on what they feel is the teams weakest period of the entire season, but the Predators didn’t manage to win six of their last seven games agaisnt the Blackhawks with luck alone. That’s why consistency should win the day and bring the Predators up to seven wins agaisnt the Hawks.
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