Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Betting Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 NHL hockey betting season continues this Wednesday night with an enticing Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks matchup. The Preds are off to a great start this season and will be looking to build on their success this Wednesday night. The Blackhawks on the other hand, are having a pretty rough season and are still looking for that rebound. So what kind of matchup are tonight’s sportsbook betting odds predicting?
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Wednesday, January 9th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Stream: NBC Extra
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
The Preds pounce into this evening’s matchup sporting a 26-15-3 record that nets them 55 points on the season. That 55 point tally just happens to peg Nashville as the 2nd best team in the Central Division. In fact, Nashville is just one point away from tying with the division leading Winnipeg Jets. With that in mind, it’s clear tonight’s matchup will be of high importance for Nashville. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that Nashville shouldn’t have too much trouble getting this win tonight. After all, the Preds come in with the No. 1 defense in the NHL as well as the 12th best scoring offense. For comparison, Chicago ranks 16th in scoring and 29th in defense. If those numbers pan out tonight, Nashville should walk away with an easy win.
Players to Watch: Ryan Johansen (8 G, 28 A, 36 PTS.), Roman Josi (7 G, 23 A, 30 PTS.), and Mattias Ekholm (5 G, 25 A, 30 PTS.).
The Blackhawks tumble into tonight’s Central Division matchup sporting a rather weak 16-22-7 record. With more losses than wins on the year, it’s safe to say that this season has been a massive disappointment for Chicago. Nevertheless, the club will still take to the ice this evening in an attempt to upset Nashville. The odds aren’t giving Chicago much of a shot but the Blackhawks did manage to upset the Penguins a few games ago. Granted, that was the only win they’ve pulled out of their 4 last games. But at the very least, Chicago does have the home ice advantage this Wednesday night.
Players to Watch: Patrick Kane (24 G, 32 A, 56 PTS.), Jonathan Toews (17 G, 22 A, 39 PTS.), and Alex DeBrincat (20 G, 15 A, 35 PTS.).
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks matchup? All things considered, Nashville is your safest bet tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-1 Nashville.