Oilers vs Blackhawks Odds, Moneyline, Puckline & Betting Analysis

Edmonton Has lost five of Six Meetings in Chicago  

The NHL injury report shows that the Edmonton Oilers are dealing with a few significant injuries, starting with Evander Kane, who won’t be back until March at the earliest with a wrist injury.

Center Ryan McLeod has been placed on the IR along with Kailer Yamamoto, and winger Warren Foegele is day to day after not playing against the Panthers. Chicago’s Tyler Johnson is out until the first week of December with an ankle injury.

Oilers vs Blackhawks

Game: Edmonton Oilers (12-10) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (6-11-4)
Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:30 pm ET, 3:30 pm PT
Television: RSNW, R360

Oilers fresh Off Big Win Against Panthers

We make a lot of NHL predictions in these daily columns, but few teams have been more of a head-scratcher than the Edmonton Oilers.

As a favorite of -150 or better, the Oilers are 9-5 (+507) units, third best in the NHL. When a favorite of -150 or more, Edmonton is just 3-5 (-347 units), with the Florida Panthers (-367 units) being the only team with a worse mark.

What this translates to is the Oilers are a better wager against the better NHL teams or harder situations, like a road game in Florida, than they are against teams they should easily handle. This brings us back to this game where we see the Oilers as significant favorites.

The last time Edmonton had a losing hockey season for bettors as a -150 favorite or better was 2018-19 with a loss of 106 units.

You would have to go back to 2013-14 to find the last time the Oilers had a losing record (1-2) as a significant favorite. As we move into our Oilers vs Blackhawks odds preview, history tells us that Edmonton should start collecting some wins as a big favorite soon.

Blackhawks Meeting “Expectations”

With seven straight losses locked in, the Blackhawks have just two wins in their last 15 games after starting the season 4-2. Chicago wasn’t expected to be a playoff contender this season but after getting blown out, 7-2 at home against the Winnipeg Jets in their last game, bettors have to wonder how far down the bottom is for this team and is a big plus money dog at home going to be the norm for the rest of the year.

This price might be the last reasonable price bettors will be able to get when good teams come to Chicago. With the Blackhawks just 1-11 when receiving at least +160, it’s hard to see any reason to back the Hawks, but do we want to lay -200? That’s always a hard no from us because ultimately this is about building a bankroll and laying -200 isn’t the proper way to build in the long run.

Let’s conclude our Oilers vs Blackhawks odds preview by giving you our official selection on this Western Conference battle.

Bettors Putting Oilers on Early Parlays

As this column was being written, there was early movement on the Oilers pushing them over the -200 mark.

Usually, that’s an indicator that either bookmaker is making their own adjustments or plenty of NHL parlays feature the Oilers. It’s likely a little of both.

The puckline hasn’t moved, but there have been plenty of over money after opening -115 under.

We’re going to recommend something different in this because we don’t want any part of the -200 price or the Blackhawks for that matter. A three-way line is always a terrific option, cutting down on price but giving up-regulation time. When this number comes out, expect an option in the range of Oilers -130 to -140.

Our official Oilers vs Blackhawks odds preview prediction is the Edmonton Oilers but on the 3-way regulation line.

Oilers vs Blackhawks

Last Updated: 11/29/2022 EDMEdmonton Oilers CHIChicago Blackhawks
Moneyline -205 +175
Puckline -1.5 (+110) +1.5 (-130)
Total 6.5 (o -115)
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