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NHL Game Preview - Oilers underdogs vs Blackhawks at Chicago

Edmonton OilersChicago Blackhawks
Feb 25, 8:30 PM | United Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

7-7-3TEAM RECORD15-0-3

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Edmonton on Monday, with the host Blackhawks trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blackhawks currently sports a record of 15-0-3. The Oilers are 7-7-3. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 5-12-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 3-11-3 against the number.

View Edmonton vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Oilers listed earlier today as underdogs of +-200 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

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

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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. 16 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 17.3% rate while the Oilers have a 87.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Edmonton won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Coyotes on February 23. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Chicago was a 1-0 winner at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Chicago at -295 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Columbus are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Oilers at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Edmonton's last 21 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton at Dallas, Thursday, February 28
Chicago at St. Louis, Thursday, February 28

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