Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-143) Blackhawks (+116)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (37-25-9, 2nd in the Pacific Division) head to Rogers Place on Friday where they'll meet the Chicago Blackhawks (32-30-8, 7th in the Central Division). Chicago leads the series 2-1. The Oilers open this game at -143 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +116. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Oilers are covering 50.7% of the time, having gone 35-34 SU. Chicago is covering 42.4% of the time, going 28-38 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 37 victories and 25 defeats, putting them at 2nd in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 223 goals which puts them at 5th in the West and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +8, putting them at 14th in the league. The Oilers currently have a total of 83 pts, which puts them at 9th in the league and 4th in the West. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 2,100 which puts them at 14th in the Western Conference and 27th in the league. As a unit, Edmonton has compiled a total of 1,517 hits which has them averaging 21.4 per game. They currently have a total of 900 blocks for the season. The goalie for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen from Vantaa, Finland. He is 31 years old and has racked up 2,117 minutes defending the net for the year. Koskinen is giving up an average of 2.75 goals per contest which puts him at 15th among Western Conference goalies and 30th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he has given up 97 goals. He has a save % of .917 which puts him at 12th among Western Conference goalies.
The Oilers were on the wrong side of the scoreboard against the Blackhawks in Game 3. The Oilers had a pretty solid offensive performance in the loss. In the game, they converted 3 of the 35 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Edmonton racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 50 and the Corsi against was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 58.1%. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against was 23, telling us they have a rate of 62.3%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 13 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 45.8% and they had a PDO of 101.9 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Chicago Blackhawks tallied 26 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play chances.
The Blackhawks will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 32 wins and 30 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they sit 11th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the league with -6. They have compiled a total of 208 goals for the year which is 9th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a team save % of .913 which currently has them ranked 7th in the league, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They are shooting 9.3% which is good for 8th in the Western Conference. In net for Chicago is Corey Crawford who is having an average season by surrendering 2.77 goals per game and that has him 17th among West goaltenders and 33rd in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,340 minutes he's played, he has surrendered 108 goals. He's earned a save % of .917, which has him sitting 13th among West goaltenders and 20th in the NHL among goalies.
In Game 3 Chicago went home with a 41.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 36 while they surrendered a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 37.7% with a Fenwick of 23 and the Oilers earning a 38 Fenwick. Their PDO was 98.1 and they earned an oZS percentage of 54.5%. The Blackhawks scored 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Oilers had 5 power play attempts and ended up scoring 3 goals. Chicago gave way to 35 shots on goal and the Oilers ended up with a total of 8 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+116) and under the total goals
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