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Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 4/6/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators
Date & Time Saturday April 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +200 / Nashville Predators -250 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
NSCH, FSTN
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 42 goals, Jonathan Toews has 44 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 216 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 108 goals on 1,161 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed 110 goals on 1,038 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.

The Nashville Predators look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 33 goals, Ryan Johansen has 50 assists and Roman Josi has 273 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 128 goals on 1,548 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 74 goals on 870 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Blackhawks are 8-21 in their last 29 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Predators are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-8 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Blackhawks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 40-15-4 in Blackhawks last 59 overall. The under is 23-8-2 in Predators last 33 overall.

The Nashville Predators have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Chicago Blackhawks and need a win here as they continue to fight for playoff position. The Blackhawks have been horrible on the end of a back to back and are one of those teams with nothing to play for during the last game, so this is a squad that lacks motivation. The price isn't great, but the Predators should be all to get the job done on their home ice taking everything into consideration. 

Pick:
Nashville Predators -250

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