Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators - 1/26/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (2-3) vs Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-1)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -188 / Chicago Blackhawks +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win to build on their 2-3-1 record. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 41.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with three goals, Duncan Keith has five assists and Dominik Kublik has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up eight goals on 88 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.
The Nashville Predators need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 6.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with four goals, Viktor Arvidsson has four assists and Roman Josi has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 62.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 11 goals on 116 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed five goals on 31 shots.
The Blackhawks are 5-16 in their last 21 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Predators last 5 home games. The Blackhawks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville and 5-11 in the last 16 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks aren't supposed to be good this year, but their last three games include taking the Panthers to overtime and outscoring the Red Wings 10-3. The Nashville Predators are riding a three-game losing streak where they've scored a combined four goals. The Predators are the better team here, usually play well at home and have beaten up on the Blackhawks the last several years. However, we're getting big plus money with the team that's coming off the better week. I'll take my chances at a big payout.