Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/27/21

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/27/21 Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-2) at Nashville Predators (3-3)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

The Line: Nashville Predators -188 / Chicago Blackhawks +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win to build on their 2-3-2 record. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 41.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with three goals, Duncan Keith has five assists and Dominik Kublik has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up eight goals on 88 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.

The Nashville Predators look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 6.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with four goals, Viktor Arvidsson has four assists and Roman Josi has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 62.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 11 goals on 116 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed five goals on 31 shots.

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The Blackhawks are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Predators are 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Predators last 5 home games. The Blackhawks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville and 5-11 in the last 16 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks have been very competitive over their last four games and they have to feel like they let a game slip away last night. The Nashville Predators have also had offensive issues up to this point and aren't exactly putting teams away. We should see another very competitive contest between these clubs that comes down to the wire. I'll take the Blackhawks and the PL to provide us a little insurance. 

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks +1.5

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