Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators - 4/19/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (24-21-1) vs Chicago Blackhawks (21-19-5)
Game Info: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -148 / Chicago Blackhawks +134 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the Nashville Predators meet in NHL action from the Bridgestone Arena on Monday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to build on their 4-0 win over Detroit in their last matchup. Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in scoring with 56 points with 15 goals and a team-high 41 assists while Alex DeBrincat has 43 points with a team-high 22 goals and 21 assists. Dominik Kubalik has 29 points with 14 goals and 15 assists while Pius Suter has 20 points with 12 goals as well this season. As a team, Chicago is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.3 shots with a 23.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals on 33 shots against with a 74.8% success rate on the PK this season.
The Nashville Predators will look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Carolina last time out. Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 11 goals and 18 assists while Roman Josi has 28 points with a team-high 22 assists. Viktor Arvidsson has 24 points with 10 goals and 14 assists while Calle Jarnkrok and Mikael Granlund each have 11 goals as well and Eell Toivanen has 10 goals with 9 assists on the year. As a team, Nashville is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.7 shots with a 19.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 30.6 shots against with a 74.5% success rate on the PK this season.
Chicago is 9-24 in their last 33 games as a road underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Chicago is 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 19-7 in their last 26 games as a home favorite while the under is 3-1-4 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
I think a case coule be made either way, from both a side and total perspective, but I think the play here is going to be the under. This game just screams out 3-2 for me here and I have a hard time seeing it getting past five goals total in this one, so give me the under to cash.