The Chicago Blackhawks (9-17-1) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (12-12-1) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN. 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 Capitals. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers
The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Blackhawks have an overall record of 9-17-1. On the road, Chicago holds a 4-10-0 mark, and they are 5-7-1 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 8th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 15th in the Western conference. This season, Chicago’s average scoring margin is -1.1, which has their puck line record at 13-14. Their average home scoring margin is -0.5, and in road games, it stands at -1.6.
Coming off a 4-2 loss at home to the Capitals, the Blackhawks are hoping to bounce back today. On offense, the Blackhawks were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 34 shots on goal and had 13 turnovers.
Coming in as the underdog, Chicago not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
In their 25 games, the Oilers have a 12-12-1 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 8-4-1 record, and their record on the road is 4-8-0. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 10th in the Western conference. Edmonton has nine wins by more than one goals and dropped nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 9-16 this season.
In their most recent game, the Oilers hosted the Devils and secured a 4-1 victory. The Oilers’ offense scored in each period against the Devils. Out of Edmonton’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 30 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
Edmonton came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 7, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
Chicago Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.4 goals per game which is 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. This season, the Blackhawks have a 1-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-10 record.
The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 10-15-2. For the season, they have had 17 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. This season, the Oilers are 8-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 4-6 record.
The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 13-9-3. Over the season, there have been 16 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.9 goals per game.
Chicago Team Defense
The Blackhawks defense is currently 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.7 shots per game against Chicago. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 1 shutouts.
Edmonton Team Defense
Defensively, the Oilers are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.4 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Blackhawks vs Oilers Trends
- Through their last three road games, Chicago has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
- Although Edmonton has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 3-7. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Oilers have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 5-5 and an puck line mark of 4-6.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Blackhawks to secure a victory over the Oilers on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +315, I’m locking in my bet on the Blackhawks straight-up.
Our projections have the Blackhawks pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Blackhawks, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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