Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (15-9-4) at Nashville Predators (14-9-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -122 / Chicago Blackhawks -105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSSM
The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators meet Thursday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks hope for a nice road victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 17 goals, Artemi Panarin has 19 assists and Artem Anisimov has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 52 goals on 631 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 17 goals on 195 shots. Crawford has allowed six goals in his last three games. Trevor Daley is questionable with a head injury.
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The Nashville Predators are desperate for a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 14 assists and Shea Weber has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 57 goals on 595 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 11 goals on 118 shots. Rinne has allowed 10 goals in his last three games. Colin Wilson is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Blackhawks are 10-4 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 road games. The Predators are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record and 42-19 in their last 61 home games. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
It's tough to back the Predators with them being in a nice little slump. The Blackhawks are not only playing better hockey right now but have beaten the Preadators in four of the last five matchups. I'll take the better team and the small juice.