Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Oilers and Blackhawks. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Blackhawks at United Center in Chicago, IL. Get ready to place your bets! The Oilers are favored in this Western conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6.5 goals.

EDMONTON OILERS VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Blackhawks winning this one 4-2.
  • We like the Blackhawks on the moneyline (+318)
  • The Blackhawks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Edmonton Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Edmonton comes into tonight’s game with a record of 20-15-1, which puts them in 8th place in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division. They have won seven straight games and are 5-0 on the road during that stretch. On the road this year, the Oilers are 9-9-0.

So far this year, Edmonton has been favored in 28 of their 36 games and have gone 17-10-1 in those games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 12-8 this season.

On the season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 17-19 and have 15 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games, Edmonton has a puck line record of 7-3, and their average scoring margin is at +.5 goals per game.

So far, the Oilers have been favored in 28 games and have a puck line record of 14-14 in those games. Edmonton’s average scoring margin when favored is at +1 goal per contest.

On average, Edmonton’s games have finished with 6.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.7. In total, the Oilers come in with an over/under record of 18-15-3.

Edmonton has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. In terms of the Oilers’ offense during power plays, they are 9th in power play goals and 15th in shorthanded goals.

Edmonton’s leading goal scorer is Zach Hyman. So far this season, he has 25 goals, placing him 5th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 15 assists so far.

Defensively, the Blackhawks are currently 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.9 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 26 starts this season. His record at this point is 16-9, and his save percentage is 0.864%.

Will the Blackhawks Win at United Center?

At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 8-9-1, and they have won their last two games. In the Western Conference, Chicago is in 15th place and 8th in the Central Division. For the year, the Blackhawks have a record of 12-26-2.

As the underdog, Chicago has gone 12-25-2 this season. Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone 3-7. Against other Western Conference teams, Chicago is 7-15 this year.

Chicago comes into the game with a puck line record of 18-22 this year. So far, the Blackhawks have 5 wins by multiple goals and 7 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, Chicago has a puck line record of 18-21, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -1.4 goals per game. The Blackhawks have dropped 22 games by more than one goal.

For the season, Chicago’s games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Blackhawks have an over/under record of 17-21-2.

The Oilers are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.

On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2.4 goals per game this season, ranking 30th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 30th in the league. In terms of the Blackhawks’ offense during power plays, they are 26th in power play goals and 17th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Chicago’s offense is Connor Bedard. Coming into the game he has 15 goals, ranking 43rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

Defensively, the Blackhawks are currently 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.9 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Arvid Söderblom gets the start and has made 16 starts this season. His record at this point is 2-13, and his save percentage is 0.631%.