Every single team in the NHL is going to experience some level of adversity during the course of a season. You simply cannot play a grueling 82-game schedule and hope to come away unscathed. It is how each teams deals with those periods that often dictates how their season progresses. The Edmonton Oilers are in a bit of a rough patch right now, and they will try to dig themselves out when they welcome in the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Let’s take a look at the NHL betting odds for the game.
Oilers vs Blackhawks NHL Betting Game Information and Opening LinesDate/Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:30 PM ETVenue: Rexall PlaceOpening Lines: Edmonton +136, Chicago -150(Live Streaming Option) The Chicago Blackhawks (10-7-1) are not where we thought they would be at this stage in the season, as they lie 5th in the Central Division. They are going through the usual tough go of things that reigning champions have to endure, but their 5-4-1 record in the last 10 games is a sign that they may be starting to steer the ship in the right direction. The Blackhawks will face the Oilers in the first game of a 6-game west coast road swing that is really going to test their mettle. It looks as though the goals are starting to come again, with 8 scored in the last 2 games, and it also appears that the defense is beginning to tighten up a little. Patrick Kane has been magnificent this season, and now that his legal woes are in the rearview mirror, there is always that possibility that he could take things to yet another level.
Key NHL Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games
- Edmonton is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton’s last 8 games