Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers - 2/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers - 2/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by nhl.com

Edmonton Oilers (23-16-3) vs Chicago Blackhawks (16-23-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -120 / Chicago Blackhawks +250 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Edmonton Oilers In Wednesday Action.

The Edmonton Oilers come into this road contest with an overall record of 23-16-3. Through 42 games, the Oilers are 5th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 142 times, good for a rank of 13th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Edmonton is the 21st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.29 goals per game. So far, the Oilers have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th ranked team in the NHL.

The Chicago Blackhawks get set to host the Edmonton Oilers with an overall record of 16-23-7. This mark places them 7th in the Central division. Through 46 games, the Blackhawks have scored 112 goals, giving them an average of 2.37. This output gives them a rank of 29th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 25th ranked unit, giving up 3.37 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 2nd most difficult schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 27th in the NHL.

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Through 42 games, the Edmonton Oilers' goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl, with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 32 goals, on a shooting percentage of 21.5%. So far, 41.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Connor McDavid, who has 37 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +7. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.15 goals per game. In his 26 games, he has come up with a quality start just 40 percent of the time.

Through 46 games, Chicago's leading goal scorer is Alex DeBrincat. With his 26 goals and 10 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 36. On the season, he is turning 18.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Blackhawks have benefited from the strong play of Patrick Kane, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Chicago's 46 games, he has come up with 11 goals on a shooting percentage of 7.0%. However, when on the ice the Blackhawks are -16.0 in scoring differential. Chicago's top goalie is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is giving up an average of 2.93 goals per game. In his 33 games played, he has turned in 18 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Edmonton's 42 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 20-19. So far, the Oilers have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 11 of their 22 road games. On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have a per-game scoring differential 0.1. Even when playing on the road, the team wins games by an averge margin of 0.14 goals. Heading into their game with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Oilers have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 20 goals, accounting for 62.0% of the overall scoring. Look for the Oilers to continue their hot play in a road win vs Chicago.

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Joe’s Pick Edmonton -120

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