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Chicago Blackhawks take on Predators in hockey test

Chicago Blackhawks

Nashville Predators
24-7-5 December 17, 2013, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 16-14-3

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Nashville and Chicago on Tuesday, with the host Predators trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Predators bring a 16-14-3 record to the battle against the 24-7-5 Blackhawks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nashville go 11-15-7 so far and the Blackhawks go 21-15.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Blackhawks listed earlier today as favorites of -163 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

This game puts the Predators, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

Chicago was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as -132 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +151 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 23-ranked offense (2.33 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Blackhawks have a 73.83% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Chicago home to Vancouver, Friday, December 20th
Nashville at Tampa Bay, Thursday, December 19th