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Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction & Betting Tips 1/2/2024

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Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks 1/2/2024
  • Take the Predators on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blackhawks (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Preview

Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blackhawks and Predators. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Get ready to place your bets!

The over/under for this Central division contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Predators being the favored team playing at home against the Blackhawks. Check out BetCoco for Nashville Predators – Chicago Blackhawks odds

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Predators and Blackhawks have gone in favor of the Predators, putting together a record of 8-2. When looking at the last three head-to-head matchups between the Blackhawks and Predators, only 1 point per game has separated the teams, with the Blackhawks going 2-1 vs. the spread.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Nashville has an puck line mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 7-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Predators have a strong record vs the puck line going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Blackhawks have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Chicago posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction

Coming into their matchup with the Predators, the Blackhawks have an overall record of 11-23-2 this season. On the road this season, they have a 4-14-1 record, while they are 7-9-1 in their games at home.

When looking at their offense, the Blackhawks have an average of 2.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. The Chicago offense is ranked 27th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 21st in the NHL.

Goalie Arvid Söderblom gets the start and has made 14 starts this season. His record at this point is 2-11, and his save percentage is 0.6089108910891089%.

As they prepare to face Chicago, the Predators currently possess a 20-16-1 record. When they are favored, their record stands at 9-5-0, while as underdogs, it is 11-11-1. On the road this season, they have a 9-7-1 record, while they are 11-9-0 in their games at home.

When looking at their offense, the Predators have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. This season, the Predators have a 9-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-8 record.

Goalie Juuse Saros comes into the game having made 29 starts this season. So far, his record is 15-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.9801980198019802%.

The Predators enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.

Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Tips

  • Take the Predators on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blackhawks (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Nashville Predators Injury Report

  • Tyson Barrie – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Kevin Lankinen – Illness – Questionable

Chicago Blackhawks Injury Report

  • Seth Jones – Upper Body – Out
  • Andreas Athanasiou – Lower Body – Out
  • Tyler Johnson – Foot – Out
  • Taylor Hall – Knee – Out
  • Nikita Zaitsev – Illness – Questionable
  • Taylor Raddysh – Lower Body – Out
  • Joey Anderson – Shoulder – Out
  • Luke Philp – Achilles – Out
  • Samuel Savoie – Femur – Out

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