Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators NHL Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 online NHL betting season took a brief hiatus with the All-Star weekend. But now, after sitting through a dull All-Star game, sportsbook players are ready to return and hit the league with a vengeance. One particular matchup worth betting on is this Tuesday’s Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators matchup. Let’s take a look at what kind of 3 team teaser action players can line up.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators – Tuesday, Jan. 30th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Lines:
Chicago Blackhawks TBP
Nashville Predators TBP
The Blackhawks fly into this Tuesday night matchup flashing a 23-19-7 record that ranks them 7th in the Central Division. The reason being the 53 points the club has amassed on the on the season. And while those 53 points may peg the Blackhawks as the worst team in the Central, at least Chicago isn’t the worst team in the league. Nevertheless, ranking last in the division is a sure way to ensure you don’t make this year’s playoffs. Which is a bit of a shame, considering the club has made 9 straight postseasons. The Blackhawks went into the All-Star break with a 1-4 record in their last 5 games. With that in mind, sportsbook players can expect them to open as betting underdogs in this Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators matchup.
All in all, the Blackhawks will be at a pretty significant disadvantage this upcoming Tuesday night. Nashville lives up to its reputation as one of the best teams in the NHL by wielding the league’s 9th best scoring offense, 4th best defense, and even 3rd best power play percentage. Clearly the Blackhawks are going to have a hard time keeping up with the onslaught this unit is capable of delivering. Specifically, the Blackhawks 12th ranked scoring offense, 13th ranked defense, and 28th ranked power play percentage unit will be getting vastly outplayed this upcoming Tuesday night.
The Predators buzz into this upcoming matchup with a 29-11-7 record that ranks them 2nd in the Central Division. Additionally, the Preds’ 65 points on the season places them but 1 point behind the division leading Winnipeg Jets. Coming off an extremely successful season that saw them make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals and lose, it looks like the franchise isn’t having much of a hard time bouncing back. Keeping in line with that sentiment, the Preds posted a 6-1 record in their last 7 games heading into the All-Star break. With that in mind, it’s clear that Nashville will enter this contest as the betting favorite. However, should online sportsbook bettors take the Preds over the B-Hawks?
Current estimates have the Preds facing around -170 odds while the Blackhawks are pegged at +120. Accounting for the aforementioned facts, bettors should certainly take Nashville straight up. Likewise, the low-bar odds (for a favorite) make this a favorable option since bettors can rack up a decent payout, knowing full-well that Nashville will come out on top this upcoming Tuesday night.