SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Place. The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games.
The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 26 goals, Patrick Kane has 31 assists and Seth Jones has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 93 goals on 1,009 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 42 goals on 380 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 28.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 32 goals, Connor McDavid has 37 assists and Darnell Nurse has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 80 goals on 800 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has allowed 32 goals on 347 shots.
The Blackhawks are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 18-37 in their last 55 overall. The Oilers are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The under is 7-3-2 in Blackhawks last 12 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Oilers last 7 Wednesday games. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers are on the end of a back to back, but it’s a spot that hasn’t bothered them much, and they get the job done in the favorite role. The Chicago Blackhawks have provided little to no betting value this season, and they get crushed on the road. I expect the Oilers to bounce back here at home. Give me the Oilers and the PL for max betting value.