Oilers at Blackhawks Prediction - NHL Picks 1/9/24

Chicago Blackhawks (12-26-2) vs Edmonton Oilers (20-15-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 8:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +260 / Edmonton Oilers -345 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks meet in NHL action from the United Center on Tuesday night. Can the Blackhawks shock the world? Or will the Oilers beat up on Chicago once again? Let’s dive in and find out with our Oilers vs. Blackhawks Prediction.

Edmonton Oilers Team Preview

The Edmonton Oilers come into this game looking to extend their seven-game win streak after a 3-1 win over Ottawa last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 54 points including a team-high 40 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 42 points with 18 goals and 24 assists. Zach Hyman has 40 points with a team-high 25 goals while Evan Bouchard has 39 points with 9 goals and 30 assists as well. Evander Kane has 24 points with 14 goals and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 37 points with 26 assists this season. Stuart Skinner is 16-9-1 with a 2.76 GAA and an .898 save percentage while Calvin Pickard is 3-2 with a 2.82 GAA and a .904 save percentage this season.

Edmonton Oilers Team Facts

  • The Oilers have won each of their last seven games.
  • The Oilers have covered the puck line in each of their last seven games.
  • The favorites have won the first period in seven of the Oilers' last eight games.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in 10 of the Oilers' last 13 games as favorites against the Blackhawks.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks come into this one looking to build on their 4-3 win over Calgary last time out. Connor Bedard leads the Blackhawks with 33 points including a team-high 15 goals along with a team-high 18 assists but is out indefinitely with a jaw injury while Philipp Kurashev has 23 points with 8 goals and 15 assists. Jason Dickinson has 20 points with 13 goals and 7 assists and Nick Foligno also has 17 points with 8 goals and 9 assists. Petr Mrazek has gone 10-13-1 with a 3.26 GAA and an .903 save percentage in goal for the Blackhawks while Arvid Soderblom is 2-13-1 with a 4.01 GAA and an .875 save percentage this season.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Facts

  • The home team has won each of the Blackhawks' last eight games.
  • The Blackhawks have covered the puck line in each of their last eight home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Blackhawks have lost the third period in each of their last four night games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in eight of the Blackhawks' last nine games against Pacific Division opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 31st in the league for goals per game this season (2.35).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 31st in the league for goals against per game this season (3.75).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.58).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 6th in the league in power play percentage this season (26.05%).

Oilers vs. Blackhawks Prediction

I’m on Edmonton -1.5 here. I just think the Oilers are the better team by a mile in this game and the Blackhawks for my money were lucky to get by Calgary and that result is probably more about Calgary losing than Chicago winning. Edmonton buries lesser teams with their lights out offense and I worry the Blackhawks get buried in this game too. Give me Edmonton -1.5.

Chris’s Pick Edmonton -1.5

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