Chicago Blackhawks (11-7-1) at Edmonton Oilers (6-12-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 22, 2014, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +164 / Chicago Blackhawks -181 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers play Saturday night at the Rexall Place.
The Chicago Blackhawks are starting to make their move in the Central division with wins in four of their last five games. The Blackhawks offense is coming to life with 10 goals in their last two games to bump their season average to 2.7 goals, and they’ve scored a power play goal in three straight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are a perfect 9-0 this season when scoring three or more goals. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have combined for 14 goals, Brad Richards has nine assists and Duncan Keith has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, Corey Crawford has allowed 26 goals on 349 shots faced and the Blackhawks are allowing 2.1 goals per game on the season, which is second in the league. This is the second game of a six-game road trip for the Blackhawks.
The Edmonton Oilers have lost five straight games and are dead last in the Pacific division. The main issue for the Oilers has been defense, as they’re allowing 3.4 goals per game on the season and have allowed 16 goals in their last five games. The Edmonton Oilers haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games but have lost seven straight when allowing at least three goals overall. Ben Scrivens has allowed 44 goals on 419 shots and Viktor Fasth has given up 19 goals on 174 shots faced. Offensively, Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with seven goals, Jordan Eberle has nine assists and Nail Yakupov has 45 shots on goal. This will be the last chance for the Oilers to get a home win this month.
The Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-17 in their last 25 road games. The Oilers are 14-43 in their last 57 games playing on 0 days rest and 18-54 in their last 72 vs. Western Conference. The Blackhawks are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Edmonton and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Oilers simply have no reason to even compete with the Blackhawks. I suggest taking the run line here to give you more bang for your buck.