- Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl travel to Chicago to face the struggling Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
- Edmonton are heavy favorites in the Oilers vs Blackhawks odds
- Read below our best NHL betting pick for this Wednesday night matchup
On Wednesday night, we have a matchup between two of the best forwards in the NHL with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl heading to Chicago to face the struggling Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago. With that being said, oddsmakers list Edmonton as heavy road favorites in the Oilers vs Blackhawks odds.
The Oilers come into Wednesday underperforming by their standards with only 24 points in 22 games, while the Chicago Blackhawks have lost seven in a row and won only one game in their last 10 games.
Connor McDavid is on an incredible run, with 39 points in just 22 games and 2nd in the NHL in goals with 17 this season. McDavid has torched the Blackhawks recently, with 2+ points in 3 of his L4 games against Chicago, and I fully expect him to continue the same against a struggling Blackhawks.
Let’s take a look at the Oilers vs Blackhawks odds for this Wednesday night as we breakdown our best hockey bet.
Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds
|Team||Money Line||Puck Line||Over / Under|
|Edmonton Oilers||-210||-1.5 (+110)||Over 6.5 (-115)|
|Chicago Blackhawks||+180||+1.5 (-130)||Under 6.5 (-105)|
Odds as of November 29 at BetMGM
Illinois sports betting apps list Chicago as home underdogs in the Oilers vs Blackhawks odds. Blackhawks +1.5 is only at -130, which offers value for the loyal Chicago sports fans.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Outlook
The Edmonton Oilers haven’t been up to their standards as of late. Winners of just five of their last 10 games, the preseason Stanley Cup contender has allowed 3.6 goals in their L10 and only scored 2.8 goals in that same span.
Struggling with depth, the Oilers are turning to their stars in Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, but even that hasn’t seen them scoring much as of late. The Oilers off-season pickup of Jack Campbell has backfired as he has struggled mightily.
#NHL players with 39+ points through the first 22 team games of a season since 2006-07:
Connor McDavid – 4x
Leon Draisatil – 2x
Rest of NHL – 0#LetsGoOilers
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) November 29, 2022
The Oilers are giving up the sixth most SOG per game, allowing almost 34 shots in that span. The Oilers also give up a lot of shots on the PP, and are top 10 in penalties taken this season.
Connor McDavid has been on a crazy run in terms of goals and shots in his last couple of games. Look for him to feast on a weakened Blackhawks opponent with the team struggling. Alt lines will be must for McDavid in the Oilers vs Blackhawks odds.
McDavid has hit over 3.5 shots on goal in nine of his last 12 games and with the Blackhawks coming up, I look towards him again here.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Outlook
The Chicago Blackhawks started the season off 4-2. Since then they have won just two games of their next 15 games and losers of nine of their last 10. In this same stretch, the Blackhawks are scoring only 1.8 goals per game but allowing 4.2 goals.
They are allowing 35 shots on goal and taking only 27 shots per game in their last 10 overall. The Hawks are being played out of the rink, night in and night out, which is why we see them as such big underdogs in the Blackhawks vs Oilers odds.
The one bright spot has been Patrick Kane as of late. Kane has hit his SOG prop in four straight games, averaging 4.2 SOG in his L4 games. Kane has also put up points in 4 of his L5 games. Kane is definitely playing better since the start of the season, and he will be a big trade piece for contenders as the season continues on.
Oilers vs Blackhawks Prediction and Best Bets
With both teams being so poor against shots, I am targeting shot props in the Oilers vs Blackhawks odds on Wednesday night.
As I mentioned previously, Kane and McDavid have had great performances for shots as of late and with both teams allowing a lot of shots and taking a ton of penalties, I love for that to continue tonight.
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My second side pick is the Oilers to win by two or more goals. The Blackhawks have been awful, being outscored by almost three goals per game in their L10. I would wait to confirm and see Stuart Skinner in net tomorrow as Jack Campbell scares me, but if Skinner is confirmed to start, I love the Oilers to win big tonight.
– Connor McDavid Over 3.5 SOG + Patrick Kane Over 2.5 SOG (+161 on CZRs SGP Feature)
– SGP Longshot (+2000) – Oilers -1.5 / Patrick Kane 2+ Points / Over 6 Goals / Draisaitl 2+ Points / Draisaitl Over 3.5 Shots / McDavid Over 3.5 Shots / Patrick Kane Over 2.5 Shots