Predators vs. Blackhawks - 1/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (31-13-4) at Nashville Predators (20-17-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -105 / Chicago Blackhawks -105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, NBCSN
The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators play Tuesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t lost a game since December 27th. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 29 goals, Jonathan Toews has 16 assists and Artemi Panarin has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 81 goals on 1,144 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 26 goals on 305 shots. Crawford has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 16 goals, Shea Weber has 18 assists and Filip Forsberg has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 95 goals on 970 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 18 goals on 200 shots. Rinne has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Predators are 47-23 in their last 70 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Blackhawks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Chicago Blackhawks are probably the hottest team in hockey right now and the Predators are one of the coldest over the last week. Hard not to side with the team that's playing better hockey over the last week.