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Moneyline favors Blackhawks in battle with Oilers

Edmonton Oilers

Chicago Blackhawks
4-12-2 November 10, 2013, 07:30 PM | United Center 11-2-4

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

The Blackhawks are 11-2-4 so far on the season. The Oilers, meanwhile, are 4-12-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 7-10 and the Oilers go 9-8-1 on the totals.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -258 on most hockey betting menus early today for Sunday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blackhawks rated this week at No. 4 and the Oilers sitting at No. 28.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Flyers on November 9. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -134 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.59 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.89 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 22.41% while the Oilers defense kills off 79.03% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton at Dallas, Wednesday, November 13th
Chicago at Winnipeg, Thursday, November 14th