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Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford

The Nashville Predators will be seeking to exact some revenge over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday when the clubs square off in the second game of a home-and-home series in Tennessee. Chicago took the first game by a score of 4-1 which saw the red-hot Patrick Kane push his impressive career-high point streak to 24 games.

Shark Bites
  • The Predators are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against their division.
  • The Blackhawks are 1-3 SU in their last four games after consecutive wins.
  • The Blackhawks are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games in December.

The Hawks’ last game at Bridgestone Arena came in the postseason last year which saw starting netminder Corey Crawford get torched for six goals in a Game 2 loss in the first round. Tonight’s tilt marks as good of a time as any for Crawford to right the ship in the Music City.

When the Preds and Blackhawks collide, high-scoring affairs tend to follow. The OVER has paid out in six of the last eight meetings between the squads.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Blackhawks opened as -105 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 3.3-2 result in favor of the Blackhawks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nashville Predators sport a record of 14-9-5 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at 15-9-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-12-6 for the Predators and 10-12-6 for the Blackhawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nashville Predators rated this week at No. 10 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nashville Predators No. 16-ranked offense (2.61 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 20.83% rate while the Blackhawks have a 80.77% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nashville
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing Nashville
  • Nashville is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Nashville is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Winnipeg, Friday, December 11th
Nashville home to Colorado, Saturday, December 12th

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