Bridgestone Arena will be the site for a divisional tilt as the Chicago Blackhawks travel to Tennessee to the Nashville Predators. It’s the fourth and last time that these two clubs will go at it in the regular season. The puck is going to drop at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 6, and it will be shown live on NBC Sports Chicago.
Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators Odds
Nashville comes into the contest as the noticeable favorite with a -255 moneyline. The line for the Blackhawks sits at +215 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -120 for the over and +100 for the under.
Despite posting a record of 46-35 straight up (SU), Nashville has earned moneyline bettors a total of 6.6 units this season. 46 of the team’s 81 matches have gone under the total, while 32 have gone over and just three have pushed. Thus far, the team’s 24-16 SU at home.
The Predators have converted on just 13.1 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.0 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 25.8 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (30-25-5) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Preds this season. If Nashville chooses to give him a rest, however, the team might turn to Juuse Saros (17-14-14 record, .915 save percentage, 2.62 goals against average).
Chicago has lost 3.3 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 36-45 straight up (SU). Through 81 regular season matches, 50 of its games have gone over the total, while 26 have gone under the total and just four have pushed. The Blackhawks are 17-23 SU as the road team this season.
The Blackhawks have converted on 20.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 32nd overall and it’s successfully killed off 73.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
Corey Crawford (27.4 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Chicago. Crawford has 15 wins, 24 losses, and five overtime losses to his credit, and has registered a .908 save percentage and 2.93 goals against average this year.
Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators Free Picks
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Blackhawks, O/U – Over
- The Predators are 4-2 in games that go to shootout. The Blackhawks are 3-1 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in four of Nashville’s last five games.
- Chicago has attempted 32.5 shots per game overall this season (ranked 12th in the NHL), and 33.6 in its last 10 outings.
- Over Nashville’s last ten outings, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
- Chicago skaters notched 16.8 hits per game last season, while the Predators posted 21.0 hits per matchup.