Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Nov 20, 2021

The Oilers are set to face Chicago for the first time since the Blackhawks knocked Edmonton out of the Qualifying Round of the 2020 NHL bubble.

Chicago
15-18-5-1
AT
November 20, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
18-15-2
Puckline +1.5 -125
Moneyline +185
Over / Under o +6.5

8%

Betting Action

92%

Puckline -1.5 +104
Moneyline -222
Over / Under u +6.5

8%

Betting Action

92%

Edmonton stands as the best in the West as they sit atop the conference standings following a 2-1 shootout win against the Jets on Thursday.  Chicago sits second-last in the Central Division, but their fortunes are starting to turn around.  The Blackhawks have won four straight games, including a 4-2 decision in Seattle on Wednesday.

The Oilers are -222 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Blackhawks vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

This is Edmonton’s first chance at revenge since Chicago took them out 3-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round series in the 2020 NHL playoff bubble.  Sports Interaction bettors clearly think both these teams’ fortunes have changed since then, as 97 per cent of action is backing Edmonton.  The Over is favoured by about 90 per cent of bettors, which makes sense given five of the last six games between these teams have gone above the number.

After a nightmare start to the season, Chicago looks like they’re turning things around.  The Blackhawks are riding a four-game win streak, but it’s worth noting that they’re still just 1-5-1 on the road this year.  They’re 7-9 against the spread overall, including 3-4 ATS on the road.  Chicago has trended towards high scoring games against the Oilers, as six of the last seven games played between these teams in Edmonton have hit the Over.

The Oilers have been dominant at home this year, going 7-1 at Rogers Place.  Edmonton hasn’t been as successful at covering though, as they’re 7-9 ATS overall and 3-5 ATS at home.  With the NHL’s Top 2 scorers, it’s no surprise the Oilers have hit the Over in 12 of 18 games overall, including six of eight at home.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago is slowly climbing out of the hole they dug themselves when they started the year 0-8-2.  Patrick Kane has been a big part of the team’s resurgence, putting up 12 points (5G, 7A) in the last month.  Despite missing two weeks of the season, Kane leads the team with 17 points (6G, 11A) in 12 games.  Off-season acquisition Seth Jones also looks like he’s feeling more comfortable.  The defenceman is second on the team with 14 points (2G, 12A) in 16 games and has recorded a point in every game this month.  Alex DeBrincat leads the team with nine goals and has scored in five of his last six games.

Marc-Andre Fleury has started the last four games so it’s unclear if they’ll continue to ride the Flower or give him a break and start Kevin Lankinen.  Fleury’s first year in Chicago has been a disaster.  The reigning Vezina winner is 4-7-0 with a 3.36 goals-against average and .901 save percentage.  Lankinen is 1-2-2 with a 3.11 GAA and .891 SV.

Edmonton Oilers

No team has been more exciting to watch this season than the Edmonton Oilers, led by Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.  Draisaitl leads the NHL in points (33) and goals (17).  McDavid is second in points (30) and leads the league in assists (19).  Neither player looks close to slowing down, as Draisaitl has 20 points in the month of November and McDavid has recorded a point in all 16 games this year.  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been overshadowed by his two superstar teammates, but he’s also been having a big year.  Nugent-Hopkins is third on the team with 19 points and his 18 assists is second-most in the NHL behind McDavid.

Mikko Koskinen is expected to get the start on Saturday.  With Mike Smith on long-term injured reserve, Koskinen has carried the majority of the workload this season.  Koskinen is 9-2-0 with a 2.96 GAA and .910 SV.

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