Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers 11/22/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 11/21/2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET
Rexall Place in Edmonton
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Chicago Blackhawks will be going on the road on Saturday night to take on the Edmonton Oilers, who will be playing in the final game of their five-game homestand.
During the 2013-14 season, the Blackhawks were able to sweep their three-game regular season series against the Oilers. They scored five goals in each other those wins, including a 5-1 blowout in Edmonton.
The Blackhawks won their second game in a row on Thursday night when they edged the Calgary Flames 4-3 on the road. They were led by All-Star Patrick Kane, who had a goal and an assist in the win.
Despite that loss, the Blackhawks still have one of the better defenses in the league and they have one of the best penalty kill percentages. Center Jonathan Toews has seven goals, nine assists and a plus/minus of +2 through 19 games, while Kane is tied with him for the team lead with 16 points. Goalie Corey Crawford is 8-4-1 this year with a shutout, a .926 save percentage and a 1.97 GAA.
Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has a goal and nine assists in eight games against the Blackhawks, while left wing Taylor Hall has tallied 19 points in 13 games against them. Goaltender Ben Scrivens has only gone up against Chicago one time in his career, taking the loss but only giving up three goals on 40 shots in that game.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 11-8-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 5-11-0 against the Over/Under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
Edmonton Oilers are 6-13-0 Against the Spread
Edmonton Oilers are 8-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/20/14 C Andrew Shaw Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
11/16/14 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Knee out 3-4 months
11/05/14 LW Patrick Sharp Knee out a month
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
No injuries to report at this time
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.