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Calgary Flames

Edmonton Oilers
10-14-4 December 07, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rexall Place 10-18-2



The Edmonton Oilers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Flames arrive at Rexall Place on Saturday.

The Flames will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-14-4 this season, while the Oilers are 10-18-2. Calgary is 16-12 against the total, while Edmonton is 16-13-1 versus the number.

View Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Edmonton sat as -163 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Oilers and the No. 29-rated Flames in this matchup.

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In their last action, Calgary was a 3-2 loser at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Colorado at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.77 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.46 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 19.82% while the Flames defense kills off 80.68% of their penalties.

Next up:
Calgary home to Boston, Tuesday, December 10th
Edmonton home to Hartford , Tuesday, December 10th

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