Blackhawks vs Oilers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+131) Oilers (-145)
Robin Lehner and the Chicago Blackhawks (25-22-8, 7th in the Central Division) are headed to Rogers Place on Tuesday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers (29-20-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this game has the Blackhawks priced at +131 and the Oilers are at -145. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Blackhawks cover 42.3% of the time, having gone 22-30 SU. The Oilers cover 50.9% of the time, going 27-26 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this game holding a record of 25 victories and 22 losses, which is good for 7th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 160 goals which ranks 9th in the Western Conference and 19th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -9, which is good for 22nd in the NHL. The Blackhawks currently have a total of 58 pts, which ranks 24th in the NHL and 12th in the West. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,702 which ranks 10th in the West and 20th in the NHL. As a team, Chicago has racked up a total of 1,174 hits which has them averaging 21.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 712 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Chicago is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,698 mins minding the net for the year. Lehner is conceding 2.83 goals per game which has him ranking 14th among West goalies and 30th in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he has surrendered 80 goals. He holds a save percentage of .923 which has him ranking 6th among West goalies.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 2 loss against the Winnipeg Jets in their last game. The Blackhawks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. For this game, they converted 2 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Chicago ended up with a total of 17 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 52 and the Corsi against was 48 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 42 while the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a rate of 54.5%. They won 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 39.7% and they had a PDO of 97.2 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets racked up 36 shots. They ended the game with 11 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 6 power play chances.
The Oilers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 29 wins and 20 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 6th in the West and 17th in the league with +3. They currently have a total of 174 goals for this year which has them sitting at 6th in the West. Edmonton has a team save percentage of .900 which currently has them sitting 21st in the league, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.6% ranking them 2nd in the conference. In goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a bad year by surrendering 2.96 GAA and that ranks him 24th in the Western Conference and 45th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,581 minutes he's played this year, he's given up 78 goals. His save % is .901, which has him sitting 26th in the Western Conference and 49th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Edmonton Oilers opposed the Nashville Predators in an outing where the Oilers earned a win by a mark of 3 - 2. While out there on the ice, Edmonton went home with a 47.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 49 while the opposition had a Corsi of 54. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.0% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Predators ending the game with a 36 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO at even strength was 94.8 and their percentage of oZS was 48.5%. The Oilers scored 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 2 out of those tries. In discussing their opponent, the Predators had 3 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Edmonton gave up 29 shots on goal and the Predators racked up 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+131)
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