The Chicago Blackhawks (14-32-2) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (27-15-1) on Thursday, January 25th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on NBCS. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blackhawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kraken. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Blackhawks vs Oilers
The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Chicago comes into tonight’s game with a record of 14-32-2 and have lost two straight games. On the road, the Blackhawks are just 4-21-1 this season and have lost eight straight games away from home. In the Western Conference, Chicago is 15th and 8th in the Central Division.
As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 13-31-2 this season, and they have lost two straight games when they are the underdog. Over their last ten games, Chicago has gone just 3-7, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.
Chicago’s puck line record this season is 21-27 and 21-25 as the underdog. Their average scoring margin for the year is at -1.4 goals per game.
So far, the Blackhawks have 26 losses by multiple goals compared to just eight by one goal. Over their last ten road games, Chicago’s puck line record is at 2-8.
In their most recent game, the Blackhawks fell to the Kraken on the road by a score of 6-2. In the first period against the Kraken, the Blackhawks scored one goal, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. Of Chicago’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 34 shots on goal and four giveaways.
Coming in as the underdog, Chicago not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Oilers have been dominant, going 14-6-1. In the Western Conference standings, they are in 6th place and have gone 15-8 against other teams from the West. Over their last ten games, they have won each one, and they have a 27-15-1 record for the season.
For the year, Edmonton has been favored in 35 of their 43 games and have won 11 straight games when they are the favorite. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place and have gone 10-4 against their divisional opponents. Over their last five games, they have won each one, and they have a 5-game home winning streak.
Edmonton comes into the game with a puck line record of 21-22 overall and 11-10 at home. The Oilers have a scoring differential of +.7 goals per game, and they have 19 wins by multiple goals.
Over their last ten games at home, the Oilers have gone 7-3 against the puck line. So far this year, Edmonton is 18-17 against the puck line when favored, and they have won their last four games at home by more than one goal.
Facing the Blue Jackets in their last game, the Oilers won by a score of 4-1. In the 3rd period, the Oilers found the net three times against the Blue Jackets after their one goal in the first period. Edmonton’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 24 shots on goal and 26 giveaways.
Edmonton also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 7 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Chicago Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, which is 31st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. The Blackhawks went 1-10 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 13-20.
This season, the Blackhawks’ have an over/under record of 19-27-2. Throughout the season, they have played 29 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Oilers Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Oilers are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 10th in the league. This year, the Oilers have recorded a 18-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-6 record.
This season, the Oilers’ have an over/under record of 18-22-3. Throughout the season, they have played 22 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
Chicago Team Defense
The Blackhawks defense is currently 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.2 shots per game against Chicago. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 1 shutouts.
Edmonton Team Defense
Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 20th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Blackhawks vs Oilers Trends
- Through their last five road games, Chicago has an puck line record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 1 goals per game.
- The Oilers are 3-0 puck line in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
- The Oilers have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Chicago has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 4-6 straight up.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blackhawks to take down the Oilers on the road. With the moneyline currently at +351, I’m placing my bet on the Blackhawks straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blackhawks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blackhawks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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