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NHL betting line favors Blackhawks over Oilers

Edmonton Oilers

Chicago Blackhawks
15-27-5 January 12, 2014, 07:00 PM | United Center 29-8-10

Hockey bettors look for value at United Center on Sunday as host Chicago battles the Edmonton Oilers in hockey odds action.

Supporters of the Oilers have seen them go 15-27-5 so far this season, while the Blackhawks are at 29-8-10. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 25-22, while the Oilers are 28-18-1.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blackhawks as -265 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Oilers, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 4-3 winner at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Edmonton at +162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.62 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.49 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 24.32% while the Oilers defense kills off 80.12% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton at Dallas, Tuesday, January 14th
Chicago home to Quebec, Tuesday, January 14th