The Edmonton Oilers (20-15-1) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (12-26-2) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.
Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
With a record of 20-15-1, the Oilers come into today’s game in 8th place in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division. They have won seven straight games and are 5-0 on the road during that stretch. On the year, Edmonton has been favored in 28 of their 36 games and have gone 17-10-1 in those games.
Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 7-3 and have been favored in each of their last four games. In the Western Conference, they have gone 12-8 this season.
On the road, the Oilers have a puck line record of 9-9, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.2 goals per game. So far this season, they have 15 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games.
Overall, Edmonton’s puck line record is 17-19, and they have gone 14-14 vs. the puck line when favored. In their last three games, the Oilers are 3-0 against the puck line.
The Oilers played host to the Senators in their previous game and emerged with a 3-1 win. Offensively, the Oilers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Edmonton’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 46 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.
Edmonton also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 7, with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win
When playing at home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 8-9-1, and they come into this game with a two-game winning streak at home. Over their last ten games, Chicago has gone just 3-7 and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games. In the Western Conference, the Blackhawks are in 15th place, and in the Central Division, they are in 8th place.
So far this season, Chicago has been the underdog in 39 of their 40 games, and they have gone 12-25-2 in those games. Against other Western Conference teams, the Blackhawks have gone 7-15, and they have gone 3-11 against teams in the Central Division. For the season, Chicago has a record of 12-26-2, and they have 26 points.
Chicago enters the game with an overall puck line record of 18-22, including going 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games. The Blackhawks have gone 11-7 against the puck line at home this season and have an average scoring margin of -0.4 goals per game at home.
So far, the Blackhawks have 22 losses by more than one goal, compared to just five wins by multiple goals. In their last five games, Chicago has gone just 1-4 against the puck line, but they have gone 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten home games.
In their recent matchup, the Blackhawks hosted the Flames and came away with a 4-3 victory. Against the Flames, the Blackhawks’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Chicago’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 20 shots on goal and 12 giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Chicago came away with a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 13th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 9th in the league. This season, the Oilers are 13-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 7-6 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Oilers’ is 18-15-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 21 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.
Chicago Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 30th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. The Chicago offense is ranked 26th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 17th in the NHL.
The Blackhawks come in with an over/under record of 17-21-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
Edmonton defense takes on the Blackhawks ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 14th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Chicago Team Defense
Defensively, the Blackhawks come into the season ranked 4th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.9 shots per game against Chicago. For the season, they are ranked 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Oilers vs Blackhawks Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Oilers offense has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Edmonton posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 7-3 ATS.
- Across their ten previous home games, Chicago has an puck line mark of 8-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 5-5.
- The Oilers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blackhawks to take down the Oilers at home. With the moneyline currently at +318, I’m placing 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.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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