Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators - 4/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators - 4/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (19-18-1) vs Chicago Blackhawks (17-16-5)

Game Info: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -133 / Chicago Blackhawks +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 19 goals, Patrick Kane has 36 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 71 goals on 883 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 32 goals on 329 shots.

The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 11 goals, Roman Josi has 17 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 72.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 43 goals on 559 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 60 goals on 601 shots.

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The Blackhawks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Blackhawks last 8 overall. The under is 2-0-2 in Predators last 4 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Nashville and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks provided value in the underdog role earlier in the season, but now they're looking more and more like the team we expected to see, and they've cashed little tickets in the road underdog role. The Nashville Predators have been one of the hotter teams in the league over the last two weeks and they've been dominant in the home favorite role. The Predators have won all four meetings this season against the Blackhawks. You can argue this line should be steeper than what it is. Give me the Predators and the reasonable juice. 

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Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators -133

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