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NHL: Oilers vs. Calgary Flames Prediction 1/20/2024

The Edmonton Oilers (25-15-1) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (21-19-5) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Oilers vs Flames

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The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

As the Oilers head into this game, they are 6th in the Western Conference with a record of 25-15-1. In their last ten games, they have won all ten, and they have won their last five games. On the road, they have won eight straight games and are 12-9-0 for the season.

So far this season, the Oilers have been favored in 33 of their 41 games and have gone 22-10-1 in those games. Against the Pacific Division, they are 9-4, and in games against the Western Conference, they have gone 14-8.

On the year, the Oilers have gone 19-22 against the puck line and 16-17 as the favorite. So far, they have 17 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line in their last 10 games.

As the favorite, Edmonton has a scoring margin of +1.1 goals per game, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last 10 road games. Overall, their average scoring differential is +.6 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Oilers hosted the Kraken and secured a 4-2 victory. The first period saw the Oilers being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring three times in the second period and one goal in the third. Out of Edmonton’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 36 shots on goal and had 13 giveaways.

Edmonton came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Calgary comes into this game with a record of 21-19-5, which has them in 5th place in the Pacific Division and 9th in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, the Flames have gone 7-3, and they have won four of their last five games.

At home this season, Calgary has gone 11-8-1, and they have been the underdog in 24 of their 45 games. When they are the underdog, the Flames have gone 10-11-3, and they have won three straight games when they have been favored.

Calgary comes into this game with an overall puck line record of 24-21 and 13 of their 21 losses have been by more than one goal. So far, the Flames have been the underdog in 24 games and their puck line record as the underdog is 17-7. In their last ten games at home, the Flames have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

So far this season, Calgary has an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game. In their last ten games, they have gone 7-3 against the puck line. In their last five games, the Flames have gone 4-1 against the puck line and in their last three games, their puck line record is 2-1.

Following a 4-3 loss at home to the Maple Leafs, the Flames are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Flames scored two goals in the first period and one time in the second period. Of Calgary’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 26 shots on goal and nine giveaways.

Despite the defeat, Calgary managed to cover the puck line, going into the game as the underdogs. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. This season, the Oilers have a 17-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-6 record.

So far, the Oilers have an over/under record of 18-20-3. Coming into the game, they have played 21 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.5 goals per game.

Flames Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Flames are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 8th in the league. Calgary’s offense comes into the game ranked 24th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 1st in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Flames’ stands at 25-19-1. They have had 24 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

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 19th with 2 shutouts.

Calgary Team Defense

Defensively, the Flames come into the season ranked 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. For the season, they are ranked 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Oilers vs Flames Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 9-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • In their last three home games, Calgary has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Flames have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Oilers have a straight up record of 5-0, while going 2-3 against the spread.

Oilers vs Flames Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Oilers to secure a victory over the Flames on the road. With the moneyline currently set at -154, I’m locking in my bet on the Oilers straight-up.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Flames to cover. Even in the event of a Oilers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Flames should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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