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Oilers Struggling in the Battle of Alberta

Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames once this season, but they have still struggled against their in-province rivals losing seven of the past eight and their past five games at Rexall Place. The Battle of Alberta will take to the ice for the second time this season on Halloween night Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • In three starts this season, Karri Ramo has a 4.37 GAA and a .879 SV%.
  • The OVER is 5-2 in the past seven games between these two teams.
  • No Flames player has a positive plus/minus this season.

Connor McDavid was the shining star when these teams first met this season as the rookie phenom scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-2 Edmonton win. McDavid has been everything that was advertised so far as the 18-year old leads the team in goals and points.

After being called up from the AHL, Karri Ramo is expected to get the start for the Flames Saturday night. Calgary hopes the netminder can spark something for the team as they have won just one of their past nine games. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Edmonton Oilers as -137 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.3-1.6 win for the Oilers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oilers sit at 4-7-0 on the season; in comparison, the Calgary Flames are currently 2-8-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 6-4-1 OU, and Calgary is 6-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Calgary injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Edmonton Oilers rated this week at No. 23 and the Calgary Flames sitting at No. 27.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Edmonton's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.55 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 4.18 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 22.58% while the Flames defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Calgary lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Canadiens on October 30. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 4-3 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Edmonton at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Calgary is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 7 games on the road
  • Calgary is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 9 games
  • Edmonton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Edmonton is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Colorado, Tuesday, November 3rd
Edmonton home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 3rd