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Oilers face Calgary Flames: NHL odds preview and stats

Edmonton OilersCalgary Flames
Dec 10, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Odds

14-12-3TEAM RECORD13-13-2

NHL wagering interest swings to the Calgary vs Edmonton battle on Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome as the Flames try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Flames currently sports a record of 13-13-2. The Oilers are 14-12-3. Betting totals have seen the Flames post a 12-14-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 13-15-1 against the number.

View Edmonton vs Calgary Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-150 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Flames sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oilers sit at a No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 15.5% rate while the Oilers have a 82.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at -165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Oilers at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing Calgary
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Edmonton's last 13 games
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games
Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton at Phoenix, Thursday, December 15
Calgary at Nashville, Tuesday, December 13

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