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Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers 08/03/2020 NHL Picks, Betting Odds and Hockey Predictions

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Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers 08-03-2020 NHL Picks Betting Odds and Hockey Predictions

Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers 08/03/2020 –The Edmonton Oilers will try to bank on their late surge during Saturday’s Game 1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks when they return inside their home ice at the Rogers Place for Game 2 of the best-of-five qualifying series. The game will begin at 10:30 PM Eastern Time and will be shown live on NBC and streamed on NHL.TV and SofaScore. The Oilers are predicted to bounce back according to the latest update on the NHL Vegas Odds, having a -140 money line price as favorites while the visiting Blackhawks are pegged at +120.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers 08/03/2020

When: Monday, August 3, 10:30 PM EST

Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta

TV: NBC

Stream: NHL.TV

Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers 08/03/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 (-270) 6.5 o (-115) +135
Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (+210) 6.5 u (-108) -160
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Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks have quickly unraveled the puzzle to beat the Oilers inside their home ice despite almost five months of no competitive action. Their performance in Game 1 came as a shocker as Chicago entered the bubble as the 12th and last seeded team in the Western Conference with a 32-30-8 regular-season record while trailing the fifth-placed Edmonton by nine points in the race. Corey Crawford was the unsung hero for the Blackhawks in the previous game. The seasoned goaltender was all business in the middle of the pipes as he saved 25 of 29 shots from Edmonton during Saturday’s showdown. With Game 2 being a pivotal match, Crawford is expected to keep the same type of play to Chicago to help the team move to within a win away from entering the Playoffs.

Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 70, G 33, A 51, PTS 84), Jonathan Toews (GP 70, G 18, A 42, PTS 60), Dominik Kubalik  (GP 68, G 30, A 16, PTS 46).

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers found their stroke inside the list four minutes of Game 1 where they hit the net twice more. The late surge, however, was not enough to complete a comeback as the Blackhawks went on to draw first blood. Edmonton has to tighten its defense if the team wishes to avoid sinking to a 0-2 hole. During the first encounter, the Oilers failed to capitalize on Connor McDavid’s early goal as Chicago responded with a salvo that had the Blackhawks leading 4-1 after the first period. As they look forward to bounce back, the Oilers will need to recognize the ultimate edge of playing inside their home and serve the Blackhawks a worthy challenge in the series. 

Players to watch: Leon Draisaitl (GP 71, G 43, A 67, PTS 110), Connor McDavid (GP 64, G 34, A 63, PTS 97), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (GP 65, G 22, A 39, PTS 61).

Chicago Blackhawks vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions

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Blackhawks

Blackhawks are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
Over is 5-0 in Blackhawks last 5 vs. Pacific.
Over is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 vs. Western Conference.

Oilers

Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Edmonton is 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Central.
Oilers are 9-4 in their last 13 playoff games as a favorite..
Over is 5-0 in Oilers last 5 playoff games as a favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 vs. Central.

Blackhawks vs Oilers Betting Picks

The series will be tied at one apiece after Game 2. The Oilers know how to win at Rogers Place and they would not simply allow themselves to be placed on the cusp of elimination with another upset loss. Expect Edmonton to be focused from start to finish as they avoid making the same mistakes as the team did in Game 1. The home team will lord it over the Blackhawks this time while making sure that a revenge victory is already in their bag. 

Score Prediction: Blackhawks 2, Oilers 6.