Predators struggling without Weber
CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) - The Predators will be without Shea Weber when they visit the Blackhawks for Game 3 today at 3:00PM ET and Nashville's record isn't pretty with him out of the lineup.
Over the last two seasons the Predators have a 1-4-2 record when Weber isn't in their lineup. The 29-year-old defensemen didn't travel to Chicago for Game 3 today and likely won't be available for Game 4 either. Weber left Friday's win over the Hawks early with an apparent right leg injury.
The Predators are 1-7 in their last eight games overall and 1-8 in their last nine games versus Central opponents. They're also 1-9 in their last 10 games versus Western Conference foes and 1-5 in their last six games versus a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, the Blackhawks are -160 money line favorites over the Predators for today's game, while Nashville is a +144 money line underdog. The total for today's game is sitting at 5 goals.