Chicago Blackhawks versus Nashville Predators Pick Prediction NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Game 1 Betting Lines Odds Preview 4-15-2015

The Chicago Blackhawks are headed to the road in Game 1 to meet the Nashville Predators in an NHL Playoff pro hockey game set for Wednesday April 15th.

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Play begins from Nashville at 8:30M Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.

The betting odds from Game 1 of this best of seven series has the home side Nashville Predators the -115 favorite with the return on the road underdog Chicago Blackhawks at +105 odds. The goal total is set at five goals.

The teams went head to head four times during the regular season. It was Chicago winning three of the four meetings. The two games held in Nashville were split 1-1 as the Predators earned a 3-2 win and the Blackhawks winning 3-1.

Chicago finished in third place in the Central Standings. They lead the league on shots on goal by averaging nearly 34 per game. Patrick Kane who missed much of the latter part of the regular season is listed as probable for Game 1. Goalie Corey Crawford led the Blackhawks with a 32-20-5 record with a goal against average of 2.27.

Nashville was the second place team in the Central Standings. The team seemed headed to the best record in the NHL but a second half slump moved the Predators down the Western conference rankings. They finished play losing six straight games. Goalie Pekka Rinne led the Predators with a 41-17-6 mark with a goal against average of 2.18.

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