Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators, 01/08/17 – Prediction
Written by: Alex Alarcon
Chicago Blackhawks (17-15-4) vs. Nashville Predators (25-12-4)
Game Time: Sunday, January 08, 2017 7:00 PM ET United Center
Lines: Chi -143/ Nashville +129
The Nashville Predators travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
Two Game Winning Streak
Chicago shows up with a record of 25-12-5 including 15-4-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They’ve scored 115 goals and surrendered 102 for a goal differential of +13.
The Blackhawks have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 23-17 while their over/under record sits at 12-20-10.
The Blackhawks have a total of 55 points on the season. They have 24 power play goals on 129 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 114 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%.
Win one, Loss One
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 17-15-7 and on the road they have a record of 7-10-2.
Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They’ve scored 110 goals and given up 105 goals for a point differential of +5. The Predators have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games.
The Predators have 41 total points this season. They have scored 110 goals while giving up 105 goals. They have had 133 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%.
The Predators have allowed 123 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.96% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
- Blackhawks are 2-5 in their last 7 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Predators are 10-4 in their last 14 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Even though the Predators have been losing as of late, they have been playing great on the road. The Blackhawks are slowly getting back to their winning ways, but the Predators may catch them off guard in this one.
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