Predators vs Blackhawks Prediction - NHL Picks 12/5/23

Chicago Blackhawks (7-16) vs Nashville Predators (12-12)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 8:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +146 / Nashville Predators -178 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ESPN+ Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Nashville Predators will play the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Nashville has lost two of their last three games, while Chicago comes into this game on a three game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Predators vs Blackhawks prediction.

Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are 12-12-0 this season after they defeated Buffalo by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Nashville scored twice in the first period and they were able to hang on for the win the rest of the way. The Predators were out shot by a total of 35-29 and went 0-1 on the power play in the game. Nashville lost their previous two games against the Rangers and Wild, but won the previous six games before that. The Predators are scoring 3.17 goals per game and they are allowing 3.21 goals against per game, while going 19.1% on the power play and 73% on the penalty kill. Filip Forsberg has led the Predators with 13 goals, 15 assists, and 97 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Nashville is Juuse Saros, who is 9-10-0 this season with a 3.05 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. 

Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks are 7-16-0 this year after they lost to Minnesota by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Chicago allowed three goals in the first period, but they did manage to score in the third to avoid the shutout. The Blackhawks were out shot by a total of 34-29 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Chicago has also lost to Winnipeg and Detroit during this three game losing streak. The Blackhawks are scoring 2.43 goals per game and they are allowing 3.70 goals against per game, while going 11% on the power play and 75% on the penalty kill. Connor Bedard has led the Blackhawks this year with 11 goals, nine assists, and 71 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Chicago is Petr Mrazek, who is 5-8-0 this year with a 3.42 goals against average and a .899 save percentage. 

Chicago Blackhawks Team Facts

  • The Blackhawks have lost each of their last eight games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Blackhawks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 12 games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • The Blackhawks have lost the third period in each of their last seven night games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Blackhawks' last 11 games as underdogs against Western Conference opponents.

Nashville Predators Team Facts

  • The Predators have won six of their last seven games against the Blackhawks.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Predators' last five games.
  • The Predators have lost the second period in each of their last four games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Predators' last eight games against Central Division opponents.

Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Facts

  • Taylor Hall has recorded at least one point in five of his last six appearances at United Center.
  • Ryan Donato has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances against Western Conference opponents at United Center.
  • Philipp Kurashev has the most multi-assist games for the Blackhawks this season (2).

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Yakov Trenin has scored a goal in five of his last six appearances with the Predators as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances against the Blackhawks.
  • Ryan McDonagh has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Cole Smith has recorded two points against the Blackhawks this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Blackhawks ranks 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (10.96%).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks ranks 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.48).
  • The Nashville Predators ranks 3rd in the league for Period 1 goals scored per game this season (1.29).
  • The Nashville Predators ranks T28th in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (1.25).

Predators vs Blackhawks Betting Prediction

Chicago comes into this game on a three game losing streak and they have only scored one goal in each of those three losses, while being out scored 12-3. Nashville went through a mini two game losing streak against the Rangers and the Wild, but they bounced back with a road win over Buffalo last time out. Nashville is 4-6 on the road, but Chicago is only 3-6 on home ice. The Predators have played pretty well defensively over the last few weeks and with Chicago struggling to score goals, I like the under here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Monday 4/15/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss