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Preds trying to fix road woes against Chicago

It’s a rematch of the first round of the 2017 playoffs.  The Chicago Blackhawks play host to the Nashville Predators on Friday night and are looking for more payback after getting swept last season. The Hawks are paying +235 on the -1.5 puckline and it may be the best value for bettors.

Shark Bites
  • Nashville is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games in Chicago.
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games.
  • Nashville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games.

Nashville has struggled heavily on the road recently, only winning once in their last eight games away from Bridgestone Arena, dating back to last season. Although the Blackhawks beat the Preds at the United Center on October 17, Chicago isn’t exactly lighting it up either. The Hawks are losers of four of their last six SU and are 1-5 ATS over the same stretch. If neither team inspires confidence on the puckline, shift to the Chicago moneyline, which opened at -123.

Bettors looking to cash in on an OVER wager may want to consider the opposite. The total opened at 5.5 and the UNDER has hit in five of Nashville’s last six games. The Preds are not perennially a high-scoring team and they rank in the bottom five in goals per game at 2.56. Meanwhile, Nashville boasts a top-10 defense in the league, only allowing 2.67 goals per game. The teams’ goaltenders are playing lights-out this season too as both Pekka Rinne and Corey Crawford rank in the top 10 in save percentage and GAA. Take the UNDER and line your pockets with a reward.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Nashville Predators were listed as +122 underdogs on the NHL moneyline earlier at Bet365. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Friday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-2.2 result in favor of the Predators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks are 5-3-2 so far on the season. The Nashville Predators, meanwhile, are 4-3-2. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Chicago go 6-3-1 and the Predators go 3-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Nashville injuries news.

This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 21 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Predators, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 16.28% while the Predators defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Predators were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +144 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Golden Knights on October 24. Bettors who backed the Golden Knights at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 6 games
  • Nashville is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Nashville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • Chicago is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Nashville

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to New York, Saturday, October 28
Chicago at Colorado, Saturday, October 28

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