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Edmonton Oilers take on Blackhawks in hockey test

Edmonton OilersChicago Blackhawks
Jan 2, 8:30 PM | United Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

15-19-3TEAM RECORD24-10-4

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Edmonton Oilers invade United Center on Monday.

Chicago battles the Oilers, currently with a 15-19-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-18 for the Blackhawks and 16-19-2 for the Oilers.

View Edmonton vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Oilers listed as underdogs of +-245 at most sportsbooks. 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. 18-rated Oilers taking on the No. 7-rated Blackhawks in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 18.6% rate while the Oilers have a 83.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Edmonton was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Chicago won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Red Wings on December 30. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing NY Islanders are 4-4-1
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Oilers at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Edmonton's last 11 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 9 games on the road
Edmonton is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Chicago is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games

Next up:
Edmonton at Buffalo, Tuesday, January 3
Chicago at Philadelphia, Thursday, January 5