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Battle Of Alberta Might Be What Oilers Need

The Edmonton Oilers have been mediocre this season and there is little end in sight. However, if the pedestrian play is going to make a turnaround, the Oilers very well could do it against the Calgary Flames Saturday night. The Oilers have won the past five meetings in the Battle Of Alberta while outscoring the Flames 24-11.

Shark Bites
  • The Oilers are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on Saturday.
  • The Flames are 17-4 SU in their last 21 games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Oilers' last 7 games.

The Oilers have struggled in many aspects this season but perhaps the worst is their woeful special teams. Edmonton is 20th in the NHL in powerplay percentage and 31st in penalty kill. The powerplay has been downright terrible recently, as the Oilers are 0-for-12 with the man advantage in their past six games.

The Flames have not exactly been lighting the world on-fire either as of late, going just 6-4-1 in their past 11. If you’re a Flames fan, you want to see more out of Johnny Gaudreau who has been held pointless in four of the past five games while also taking fewer shots than expected.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Calgary Flames as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 6 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Flames to win this game 3-2.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Edmonton Oilers have seen them go 10-14-2 so far this season, while the Flames are at 14-10-1. In totals betting, the Calgary Flames are 12-12-1, while the Oilers are 13-13. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Edmonton injuries news.

The Oilers - Flames odds would favor the Oilers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Calgary is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Edmonton is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Calgary Flames No. 19-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.24 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 21.69% rate while the Oilers have a 73.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Edmonton was a 6-4 loser at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -182 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games
  • Edmonton is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games
  • Calgary is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Calgary is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 6th
Calgary home to Philadelphia, Monday, December 4th