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Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview

Chicago BlackhawksNashville Predators
April 6, 3:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Odds

27-5-4TEAM RECORD15-15-8

NHL wagering interest swings to the Nashville vs Chicago battle on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena as the Predators try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Predators are 15-15-8 overall while the Blackhawks are 27-5-4. As for the totals, Nashville is 14-20-4 on the OU, and Chicago is 15-19-2.

View Chicago vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Predators as +119 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Predators - Blackhawks odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nashville is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 25-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 17.8% rate while the Blackhawks have a 85% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at +128 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +108 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blackhawks at Predators trends to consider:
Chicago is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Chicago home to Nashville, Sunday, April 7