Nashville Predators (16-17-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (16-13-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -120 / Nashville Predators +106 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks meet Sunday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Nashville Predators look for another win here to build on their four game winning streak. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 11 goals, Roman Josi has 17 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 37 goals on 464 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 58 goals on 572 shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a feel good win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 28.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 16 goals, Patrick Kane has 33 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 63 goals on 786 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 29 goals on 298 shots.
The Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games. The under is 3-0-1 in Blackhawks last 4 vs. Central. The under is 3-0-1 in Blackhawks last 4 overall. The Predators are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
The Nashville Predators are coming off their best week of the season and they've now won seven straight games against a team with a losing record. The Predators have also won all three meetings against the Blackhawks this season. The Chicago Blackhawks have provided value in the underdog role at times this season, but they're back on the struggle bus with an offense that's dipped a bit in production. It's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many days, but I have no choice but to side with the Preds in this spot.