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Blackhawks Bid for Eighth-Straight Win

Kane Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to continue their hot play as they bid for their eighth-consecutive victory when they host the Nashville Predators Tuesday evening. The seven game win streak has the Blackhawks just four points behind the Dallas Stars in both the Central Division and Western Conference standings.

Shark Bites
  • The Blackhawks are 5-0 SU in their last five games with one day off.
  • The Predators are 0-5 in their last five games against the Western Conference.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Predators’ last nine games against the Blackhawks.

Patrick Kane, the NHL’s leading scorer with 62 points (25 goals, 37 assists), is a threat to record a big stat line no matter who the Hawks matchup with, but the sniper has especially enjoyed seeing the Predators at the other end of the ice. In his eight-year career, Kane has tallied more goals versus the Preds (19) than any other team in the league. In two contests versus Nashville this season, the winger has registered a pair of goals.

Furthermore, Chicago has not been a friendly city to the Preds in recent meetings. The Predators have lost each of their last six visits to the United Center, including a 4-1 defeat back on December 8.

Though nothing is official, it’s likely that we could see Pekka Rinne and Corey Crawford start between the pipes for the Preds and Blackhawks respectively. The Predators have not played a game since losing to the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Saturday, and the Blackhawks head in off a 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Blackhawks were listed earlier today as -180 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-0.6 win for the Blackhawks on Tuesday. 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 27-13-4 so far on the season. The Nashville Predators, meanwhile, are 19-16-7. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Chicago go 15-21-8 and the Predators go 16-18-8 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Nashville injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Blackhawks rated this week at No. 4 and the Nashville Predators sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 6-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Nashville Predators defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.74 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 24% rate while the Predators have a 74.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nashville lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Coyotes on January 09. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-3 winner at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Chicago at -181 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Nashville is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nashville's last 9 games when playing Chicago
  • Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
  • Chicago is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Nashville

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville at Winnipeg, Thursday, January 14th
Chicago at Montreal, Thursday, January 14th