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April 24, 9:30 PM | Rexall Place

Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

34-6-5TEAM RECORD17-21-7

Hockey bettors look for value at Rexall Place on Wednesday as host Edmonton battles the Chicago Blackhawks in hockey odds action.

The Oilers sit at 17-21-7 on the season; in comparison, the Blackhawks are currently 34-6-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 13-24-8 OU, and Chicago is 18-23-4 OU.

View Chicago vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Edmonton sat as +143 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Blackhawks taking on the No. 25-rated Oilers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 25-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 20.8% rate while the Blackhawks have a 86.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Chicago was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Canucks. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Oilers were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Vancouver are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Blackhawks at Oilers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Edmonton
Chicago is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Edmonton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games

Next up:
Chicago home to Calgary, Friday, April 26
Edmonton at Minnesota, Friday, April 26

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