Certainly, in normal times the Blackhawks would be nowhere near the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Chicago has a disjointed roster of old champions and young prospects. Edmonton is seen as a rising contender. Namely, Connor McDavid is the best player in the NHL. This season the Oilers made a dramatic leap with the NHL betting odds. What worries fans and gamblers is the shorter nature of the best of five series. In turn that is what gives Blackhawk backers hope. Chicago’s 6-4 win in game one fuels that emotion. Chicago and Edmonton meet for game two Monday night!
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 2 Preliminary Round
|Date and Time:||Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta|
|Blackhawks vs. Oilers TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers SBG Odds Overview
Following the Blackhawks dominant sports betting win are gamblers reconsidering. Edmonton is no longer considered a lock. Conversely, the Oilers will be focused and desperate in game two. A loss would be catastrophic.
Chicago Blackhawks Overview
Namely, LW Dominik Kubalik was Chicago’s game, one hero. Kubalik paced the Blackhawks with two goals, three assists, and plus one. He was named number one star of the game. Chicago carried the play with a 42-29 shot advantage. And then Jonathan Toews added one goal, three assists, and plus one. Goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 25 of 29 shots. He was especially effective early on. Specifically, Crawford has won multiple Stanley Cups for the Blackhawks.
Key Chicago Blackhawks: RW Patrick Kane 33 G, 51 A, 84 PTS, +8+/-, 8 PPG, 15 PPA, 0 SHG, 12.0 SPCT, D Duncan Keith 3 G, 24 A, 27 PTS, +1 +/-, 2 PPG, 9 PPA, 0 SHG, 2.7 SPCT, G Corey Crawford 16-20-3, 2.77 GAA, .917 SVPCT, 1 SO
Edmonton Oilers Overview
Oilers C Leon Draisaitl was the one bright spot with a goal, two assists, and plus one. Of great concern was starting goalie Mike Smith. He was chased after allowing five goals in 23 shots. Mikko Koskinen was far more effective in relief.
Key Edmonton Oilers: C Leon Draisaitl 43 G, 67 A, 110 PTS, -7 +/-, 16 PPG, 28 PPA, 0 SHG, 19.7 SPCT, C Connor McDavid 34 G, 63 A, 97 PTS, -6 +/-, 11 PPG, 32 PPA, 0 SHG, 16.0 SPCT, D Oscar Klefbom 5 G, 29 A, 34 PTS, -17 +/-, 2 PPG, 16 PPA, 31. SPCT, G Mike Smith 19-12-6, 2.95 GAA, .902 SVPCT, 1 SO, Mikko Koskinen 18-13-3, 2.75 GAA, .917 SVPCT, 1 SO
Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers against the Spread
The Blackhawks are:
- 5-3 in their last eight games against the Oilers
- 3-1 over the total with Edmonton
- 4-8 when installed as a dog
- 4-9 under the total when skating as the pup
The Oilers are:
- 13-6 when favored against the Blackhawks
- 4-2 over the total as chalk to Chicago
- 8-12 when listed as a favorite
- 5-3-1 over the total as chalk
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers SBG Free Pick
In this situation, the pressure is on full blast for Edmonton. Chicago has already shown its potential value with the NHL lines. Now the Blackhawks have the confidence spark for an upset. While Edmonton may be doubting itself.
Blackhawks vs. Oilers Best Bet: Chicago Blackhawks