Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators 01/09/2020 Previews, Odds and Spread
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Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators 01/09/2020 – John Hynes’ baptism as the new coach of the Nashville Predators was not quite the introduction he wanted to have as the team got romped by the Boston Bruins last Tuesday, 6-2. Hynes will try to flip the switch when his team visits the Blackhawks in Chicago on Thursday night. Despite the recent struggles, the Predators are still pegged as favorites on the road based on the published NHL betting lines. Bookmakers project the Tennessee-based squad to wake up from the slumber and bounce-back from its previous loss. The Blackhawks are underdogs at home, no thanks to the fact that they are dead last in the Central Division with a 19-19-6 log-in and will be forced to play the Predators with a banged-up roster.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators 01/09/2020
When: Thursday, January 09, 8:30 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Network
Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators 01/09/2020 Betting Odds:
The Chicago Blackhawks will parade a depleted line-up on Thursday as they will be missing the services of Dylan Strome (right ankle), Brandon Saad (right ankle), Drake Caggiula (concussion protocol) and Andrew Shaw (concussion protocol). The team will once again ride on Patrick Kane’s back in their attempt to steal a victory over the visiting Predators. It will be a tall order for a team with limited personnel, but head coach Jeremy Colliton still counts on the resiliency of his troops for this upcoming match.
Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 44, G 24, A 31, PTS 55), Jonathan Toews (GP 44, G 10, A 21, PTS 31), Alex DeBrincat (GP 44, G 10, A 20, PTS 30).
Just like the Blackhawks, the Predators are still on the hunt for answers to turn their season around. A team is just a place above Chicago in the Central Division standings with a 19-16-7 and captain Roman Josi will be all business to tow his crew back at the winning track. As evinced by a team-high 31 assists, Josi is expected to facilitate Chicago’s attack anew. His 45 total points are also a club-best. Facing a shorthanded lineup, all eyes will be on the 29-year-old as he exhibits another scoring clinic on ice.
Players to watch: Roman Josi (GP 42, G 14, A 31, PTS 45), Filip Forsberg (GP 36, G 15, A 15, PTS 30), Calle Jarnkrok (GP 42, G 12, A 15, PTS 27).
Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators 01/09/2020 Betting Predictions
Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Nashville is 10-3 in their last 13 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
Blackhawks vs Predators Betting Picks
Back the Blackhawks in this game as they will overcome the underdog tag placed at them based on the latest update in the NHL odds. The Predators are still on the adjustment period with new head coach John Haynes. With a fresh system at hand, Chicago could simply attack Nashville’s Achilles heel and their way to victory.
Score Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks 4, Nashville Predators 2.