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Home Ice Massive When Predators & Blackhawks Meet

The Chicago Blackhawks have been one of the most consistent teams in the NHL this year, but a recent three-game losing streak marks a season-worst for the club. The Hawks will look to right the ship against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, as sportsbooks opened the Preds as -124 favorites with a total of 5.0.

Shark Bites
  • The Blackhawks are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as road underdogs.
  • The visiting team is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games in this matchup.
  • The Predators are 1-5 SU in their last six games with one day off between games.

Chicago locked up reigning Calder Trophy winner Artemi Panarin on Wednesday, with the two sides agreeing to a two-year, $12-million contract. Panarin has been red-hot lately, collecting 14 of his team-leading 37 points on his career-high eight-game point streak.

Pekka Rinne is normally a brick wall in the crease for the Preds, but the netminder has been struggling mightily in recent weeks. The Finn has allowed at least three goals in nine of his last 10 outings.

Home-ice advantage has been massive when these teams collide, as road clubs are a paltry 1-11 SU in the last 12 matchups between the Hawks and Predators.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Chicago Blackhawks before puck drop in this match found them as 112 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3-2.4 win for the Blackhawks. 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 15-13-6 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at 22-10-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-14-3 for the Predators and 11-19-7 for the Blackhawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the Nashville Predators, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Blackhawks, who rate a No. 19 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nashville Predators No. 11-ranked offense (2.82 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.41 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 19.47% rate while the Blackhawks have a 74.75% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +139 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Nashville was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Wild. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 12 games
  • Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Nashville is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Carolina, Friday, December 30th
Nashville at St. Louis, Friday, December 30th