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NHL Game Preview - Oilers underdogs vs Blackhawks at Edmonton

Chicago Blackhawks

Edmonton Oilers
16-4-4 November 25, 2013, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 7-15-2

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

Supporters of the Blackhawks have seen them go 16-4-4 so far this season, while the Oilers are at 7-15-2. In totals betting, the Oilers are 12-11-1, while the Blackhawks are 13-11.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -178 moneyline favorites 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.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Oilers at No. 24 and the Blackhawks at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at +100 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at -135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.67 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.92 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 21.52% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 72.46% of their penalties.

Next up:
Chicago at Calgary, Wednesday, November 27th
Edmonton at Nashville, Thursday, November 28th