Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 2/24/2024

The Calgary Flames (27-25-5) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (33-19-2) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN+. The Flames are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win

Calgary comes into tonight’s game with a record of 27-25-5, which puts them in 12th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they are in 6th place. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4 and have won two straight games.

On the road this season, Calgary has gone 13-12-4, and they have been the underdog in 31 of their 57 games. Against other Western Conference teams, the Flames have gone 16-16 this season.

Calgary enters the game with a puck line record of 29-28, including a road puck line record of 16-13. So far this season, the Flames have 17 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential as the underdog is +0.1 goals per game. In their last five road games, Calgary has gone 4-1 vs. the puck line.

Facing the Bruins in their last game, the Flames won by a score of 3-2. In the first period, the Flames found success on offense with two times, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 17 turnovers.

Calgary was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Oilers prepare to host the Flames, they find themselves in 6th place in the Western Conference standings with 68 points and a record of 33-19-2. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in 3rd place with a record of 11-6.

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 17-7-2, and they have been favored in 45 of their 54 games, going 29-14-2 as the favorite. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 5-5, and they have won just two of their last five games.

Edmonton comes into this game with a puck line record of 27-27 overall and 14-12 at home. Their average scoring margin for the season sits at +.6 goals per game.

So far, the Oilers have 24 wins by multiple goals and have gone 23-22 against the puck line when favored. In their last ten games at home, their puck line record is 8-2.

The Oilers are looking to bounce back from a 4-2 loss at home to the Wild. Offensively, the Oilers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and one goal in the third. The team’s two goals came when they were in power play. Overall, they took 43 shots on goal and had 8 giveaways.

Edmonton took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. This year, the Flames have recorded a 14-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-12 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Flames’ is 31-25-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 30 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Oilers come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 7th position in the league. Looking at how the Oilers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 12th in shorthanded goals.

The Oilers have posted an over/under record of 24-27-3 so far this season. During last season, they participated in 27 games that did not exceed the over/under line set at 6.5. On average, their games had 7.1 goals per game.

Calgary Team Defense

The Flames defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 2 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 3 shutouts.

Flames vs Oilers Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Calgary has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • In their last five home games, Edmonton has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Edmonton has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 puck line in their last five games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Flames have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.

Flames vs Oilers Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Oilers is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -190, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Flames to cover. Even if the Oilers secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Flames should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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