Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers in NHL odds
Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds
United Center hosts an NHL battle between the Chicago Blackhawks and the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
Chicago battles the Oilers, currently with a 8-11-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-16-1 for the Blackhawks and 8-13-3 for the Oilers.
The visitors opened as +-231 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 24-rated Oilers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 21 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 17.4% rate while the Oilers have a 84.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -185 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Avalanche on March 8. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Nashville are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Oilers at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Edmonton at Colorado, Tuesday, March 12
Chicago at Columbus, Thursday, March 14