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NHL betting line favors Blackhawks over Predators

Chicago Blackhawks

Nashville Predators
13-2-4 November 16, 2013, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 8-9-2

The visiting Blackhawks hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Bridgestone Arena against the Nashville Predators.

The Predators sport a record of 8-9-2 heading into this matchup, while the Blackhawks sit at 13-2-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-9-4 for the Predators and 9-10 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Predators as 124 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Predators at No. 18 and the Blackhawks at No. 1 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-4 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Chicago at -182 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Predators were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.05 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.79 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 18.64% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 74.07% of their penalties.

Next up:
Chicago home to San Jose, Sunday, November 17th
Nashville at Detroit, Tuesday, November 19th