Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Analysis, Picks
The Chicago Blackhawks will head to Edmonton to take on the Oilers in this Western Conference matchup. The puck drop for this game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. eastern from the Rogers Place Arena.
The Blackhawks ended the first half of the season on a three-game losing streak. Chicago has lacked consistency all season and currently finds itself second to last in the Central Division. The Oilers had won five of their last seven prior to the break.
While the Oilers are currently top 10 in most offensive categories across the league, they still find themselves 10 points out of first place in the Pacific Division.
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Betting Analysis For Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Stats & Analysis
In the Blackhawks’ final game of the first half of the season, the Blackhawks were shut out by the Minnesota Wild. The Wild were able to score three goals in the second period and two more in the third to give them the 5-0 win. While the shots on goal margin were relatively similar, Minnesota at 35 while Chicago was at 30, the score reflected something much different.
The Blackhawks come into tonight’s contest with seven players on their injured reserve; none of them have the chance of playing tonight. In fact, most of them are out for several weeks, with injuries like concussions or back injuries that seems to take more time to recover.
The Blackhawks will be without Jonathan Toews, who just three years ago led the team in almost all offensive categories and was the unsung hero for the Blackhawks.
Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat continue to be the top offensive players for the Blackhawks. Kane has a team-high 42 points, scoring 11 goals and assisting on 31 others.
DeBrincat is right behind him with 36 points, scoring 26 goals and assisting on ten others. Kane had recorded points in seven of the last ten games prior to the All-Star break.
Marc-Andre Fleury is the main goaltender for the Blackhawks. He currently has a record of 14-16-2 and is giving up 2.93 goals per game.
While Fleury is not putting up the best numbers of his career, there have been several talks about him being a potential trade piece to a team on the playoff cusp as he has plenty of experience, and the Blackhawks are not close to making it.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Stats & Analysis
The Oilers were also shut out in their last game before the break. Losing to the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 0-4, the Oilers entered the break with only their second time being shut out this season. A team that is averaging over three goals per game can chalk this one up to just a bad performance.
The Oilers injury report is down to just three names. One of them is Mikko Koskinen, the team’s top goaltender.
Koskinen is dealing with a positive COVID test and will have to be out until he can find a negative one. The other two are not as prominent of players and are both out for the season.
The Oilers offense is led by the best duo in all of hockey in Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid. Draisaitl is leading the Oilers with 63 total points and is second by a single point in all of the NHL.
McDavid is right behind him with 60 total points and is third in the NHL for total points. When these two are on the ice, anything could happen.
With Koskinen out, the Oilers will turn to either Stuart Skinner or Mike Smith. Skinner has a record of 5-6 and is giving up 2.85 goals per game.
Smith has a record of 2-3-1 and is giving up 3.8 goals per game. While neither of these two is putting up numbers like Koskinen, the Oilers are hoping the goaltenders can just keep the game close.
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If a bettor placed a bet on the Blackhawks moneyline for their last ten games, that bettor would have won their bet three times. If the bettor had placed the bet on the under for total goals, the bettor would have won six times.
If a bettor placed a bet on the Oilers moneyline for their last ten games, that bettor would have won their bet five times. If that bettor had placed the bet on the under for total goals, the bettor would have won their bet five times.
Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Odds
BetUS currently has the Oilers as the moneyline favorite at -175. They have the Blackhawks’ odds at +155.
BetOnline also has the Oilers as the moneyline favorite at -175. Their odds for the Blackhawks are at +158.
Bovada has the Oilers with even greater odds at -180. They have the Blackhawks with the same odds as BetUS at +155.
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If a bettor were going to place a $100 wager on the Edmonton Oilers to win tonight’s game, they would have odds between -180 and -175. If the bettor placed the bet at -175, they would receive a payout of $157.14 if the Oilers were to win. If the bettor placed the bet at -180, the bettor would receive $155.56.
If a bettor was going to place the $100 bet on the Chicago Blackhawks, the bettor would have odds from +155 to +158. If the better took the bet at +155, the bettor would receive a payout of $255 if the Blackhawks were to win. If the bettor took the bet at +158, the bettor would receive a payout of $258 if the Blackhawks were to win.
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While losing Koskinen for a short period of time will make it tough against solid hockey teams, it will not matter against the Blackhawks. While this game could be closer if Fleury plays well for Chicago, the offensive firepower that the Oilers have will take them to the win.
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