Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators - 12/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (14-8-5) at Chicago Blackhawks (14-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -167 / Nashville Predators +128 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, CSNC
The Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks square of Tuesday night at the United Center.
The Nashville Predators could use another win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 13 assists and Shea Weber has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 54 goals on 572 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up nine goals on 101 shots. Rinne has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Chicago Blackhawks hope for a strong home win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 16 goals, Artemi Panarin has 18 assists and Artem Anisimov has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 51 goals on 594 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 17 goals on 195 shots. Crawford has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Trevor Daley is out with a head injury.
The Predators are 7-19 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Blackhawks are 104-46 in their last 150 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Predators are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Chicago and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Predators just can't string together wins with any consistency and now have to play in Chicago with no days off. Good luck. I'll take the Blackhawks in a place where they're so tough to beat for the OK price.