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Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Preview

Nashville Predators

Chicago Blackhawks
28-28-10 March 14, 2014, 08:00 PM | United Center 38-13-14

The Chicago Blackhawks battle the visiting Nashville Predators on Friday in NHL betting action at United Center.

The Predators will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 28-28-10 this season, while the Blackhawks are 38-13-14. Nashville is 26-28-12 on the totals; Chicago is 34-31.View Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 200 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blackhawks at No. 13 and the Predators at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Nashville won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Sabres on March 11. Bettors who backed the Predators at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Chicago was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They lost as -120 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense (3.41 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.95 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 20.75% rate while the Predators have a 80.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Nashville home to St. Louis, Saturday, March 15th
Chicago home to Detroit, Sunday, March 16th