Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21 Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (21-19-5) at Nashville Predators (24-21-1)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

The Line: Nashville Predators -148 / Chicago Blackhawks +134 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 22 goals, Patrick Kane has 41 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 90 goals on 1,051 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 32 goals on 358 shots.

The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 11 goals, Roman Josi has 22 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 56 goals on 778 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 62 goals on 634 shots.

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The Blackhawks are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 11-4 in their last 15 overall. The under is 7-1-1 in Blackhawks last 9 overall. The under is 6-2-4 in Predators last 12 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville and 5-16 in the last 21 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks have provided value at times this season in the underdog role and they've kept their head afloat lately, but they still struggle on the road and don't do enough in the road underdog spot to consider them in these sort of contests. The Nashville Predators have won 10 of their last 14 games and have feasted on teams with losing records this season. The Predators could easily be a bigger favorite here on their home ice. Give me the Preds for the victory.

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Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators -148

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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