NHL Betting Picks, Predictions and Analysis for Tuesday Slate of Games

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NHL Betting Pick #9:

Prediction. -120. 942. +110. 94

The Chicago Blackhawks are 2-3-1 on the year and host the 6-4 Vegas Golden Knights tonight. Head-to-head Vegas has never lost to Chicago, they are 6-0. Wow, surprising little nugget there.

In the last three games this year, Chicago is 2-1 beating the Blue Jackets and Oilers, but losing to the Capitals. Vegas is 2-1, beating the Senators and Penguins, but losing to the Flyers last night.

Recent trends show the Blackhawks are 2-5 in the last seven games and 6-14 against the Pacific Division in the last 20 games. The Golden Knights are 4-2 in the last six this year, 6-0 versus Chicago all-time, but 1-4 versus the Central Division in their last five.

The model gives Vegas a slight 51.35% advantage with Malcolm Subban projected to be in net. The Hawks have a 48.65% chance to win. I like the underdog tonight. Blackhawks +110 as they continue their rebuild project.