The Edmonton Oilers Travel to Calgary to Take On the Flames
The Edmonton Oilers will head to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday night to take on the Calgary Flames in a Pacific Divisional matchup. Edmonton is struggling a bit as they have lost three of their previous five games, while Calgary is 3-2 in their last five games. The Oilers are third in the Pacific Division (30-21-4, 64 points), while the Flames are currently leading the Pacific Division (2.14-7, 71 points) thus far.
These teams are facing off for the third time in four games against one another, and Edmonton has won both games by multiple goals. Let’s take a deeper dive into Edmonton and Calgary to figure out how to determine where we should be betting in this game.
Game Preview: Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames
The Edmonton Oilers have been doing well offensively as they are averaging 3.25 goals on 33.3 shots per game. They are being led by center Connor McDavid, as he is leading the sport in points and second in assists as he has recorded 79 points (29 goals, 50 assists) and has recorded eight points in the previous five games.
The Flames have been scoring a little bit better as they are scoring 3.47 goals on 35.7 shot attempts this season and are being led by left winger Johnny Gaudreau. He is tied for fourth in the sport in points and third in assists as he has put up 68 points (21 goals, 47 assists) and has recorded four points in his last three games.
The defense is where there is a bit of a difference as Edmonton is giving up 3.18 goals on 31.9 shot attempts this season, while Calgary is allowing 2.45 goals with 29.2 shots against them so far. Mikko Koskinen is currently 19-8-3 with 3.05 goals with a .904 save percentage, while Jacob Markstrom is sitting at 25-11-6 with 2.17 goals allowed per game and a 925 save percentage.
Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames Betting Prediction
Despite having top talents like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Flames are doing incredibly well right now. Looking at the offensive side of the game as of late, the Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals in their previous five games while the Flames are scoring 5.3 goals in their last three games. Edmonton is 25-30 ATS this season while Calgary is 28-25 ATS so far, so there is a bit of a distinction there as well.
All in all, go with the Calgary Flames to cover the puck line at home here and pick up a win here for the first time against the Oilers this season.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.