Nashville Predators

Chicago Blackhawks


NAS Predators Point Spread

Over 6.5 Game Totals

Money Line Pick

Two teams still looking to make a playoff push will face-off in this Friday night match-up. On one side is the Nashville Predators, who are just 3 points behind Arizona for the final playoff spot in the West. Chicago is in a worse situation as they are 8 points behind Arizona. There are plenty of games left to play, but the Blackhawks need to put together a win streak. As of recently, Chicago is 2-8 in their last 10 games. They most recently lost to the New York Rangers 6-3 and they were the betting favorite. To show their struggles even more, Chicago has a losing record at home, while the Predators are a pretty solid away team. I really cannot trust Chicago right now, which is why I lean Nashville, but this would not be a game I would be looking to bet a lot on.

Over Under Pick

Same as the side, this is not a total I want much action on. The Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game overall and 3.47 goals per game on the road. Their defense has struggled however, allowing 3.19 overall and 3.3 on the road. As for Chicago, they are pretty inconsistent. For example, they scored 3 on the Rangers in their last game, but allowed 6 which is awful. The over is 13-6 in Nashville’s last 19 road games and 4-1 in the last five head to head meetings. I look for the Blackhawks defense to continue to struggle and for the over to cash in this game.