Nashville Predators (13-13-4) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (7-19-4)
December 21, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +123 / Nashville Predators -152; Over/Under: +6
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The Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks meet in NHL action from the United Center on Wednesday night.
The Nashville Predators will look to build on a 4-3 OT win over Edmonton in their last game. Filip Forsberg has a team-high 25 points with 9 goals and 16 assists while Mikael Granlund has 20 points with his own 16 assists and Matt Duchene has 24 points with 16 assists on the year. Roman Josi has 23 points with 17 assists and Nino Niederreiter’s also chipped in a team-high 10 goals while Ryan Johansen has 8 goals as well on the year. Juuse Saros has gone 10-9-4 with a 2.84 GAA and a .911 save percentage between the pipes for Nashville while Kevin Lankinen is 3-4 with a 2.64 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to bounce back from a 7-1 loss to the New York Rangers last time out. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 22 points coming with a team-high 18 assists while Jonathan Toews has 17 points with 10 goals. Max Domi also has 20 points with a team-high 10 goals and 10 assists as well this season. Petr Mrazek has gone 2-7-1 with a 4.24 GAA and an .872 save percentage while Arvid Soderblom is 2-10-2 with a 3.45 GAA and an .894 save percentage in goal for Chicago this season.Nashville is 1-6 in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 road games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games. Chicago is 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 games following a home loss by 3 or more goals while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games played on 2 day’s rest.
I get the case to back (or fade) either side in this game, but I’m on the over here. I don’t trust either group of goaltenders as far as I can throw them and while the offenses have been terrible on both sides, I think this is a game where the defense and goaltending is so bad that it makes the offense look better than it is. Give me the over in this slop fest.