The Chicago Blackhawks will be back at their own arena and sitting as home favorites on the NHL moneyline on Sunday as they take on the Nashville Predators all tied up at one victory apiece in their first-round NHL playoff matchup.
The Predators tied up the set at 1-1 on Friday night with a convincing 6-2 home victory in Game 2 in an OVER result on the NHL betting lines. Craig Smith picked up two goals and an assist for the Predators in that win, while Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford gave up six goals on 35 shots.
Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Opening Odds and Betting Line
The Chicago Blackhawks were listed earlier today as -162 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds – VSB
(including Bodog), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.
Computer Prediction: Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Pick
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 2.6-2 result in favor of the Blackhawks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Blackhawks are 49-29-6 so far on the season. The Nashville Predators, meanwhile, are 48-25-11. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Chicago go 28-43-13 and the Predators go 34-39-11 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Nashville injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Blackhawks rated this week at No. 22 and the Nashville Predators sitting at No. 23.
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How Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Stats Match Up
Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Nashville Predators defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.55 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 17.84% rate while the Predators have a 80.66% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Odds Trends
Nashville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nashville’s last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Nashville’s last 12 games on the road
Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 8 games at home
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Nashville
Next Betting Matchups
Nashville at Chicago, Tuesday, April 21st