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NHL Betting: The Battle of Alberta

Provincial supremacy is on the line once again when the Calgary Flames host the Edmonton Oilers Sunday night. The rivalry has been one sided in recent meetings with the Flames winning eight of the last nine against the Oilers while outscoring their interprovincial foes 38-19 in that span. 

Shark Bites
  • The Flames are 12-5 in their last 19 games hosting the Oilers.
  • The OVER is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between the Flames and Oilers.
  • The Oilers are 1-for-16 on the powerplay in their past six games.

The Flames are one of the best home teams in the NHL and will be looking to set a franchise record with their 11th consecutive win in Calgary Sunday. Johnny Gaudreau continues to make the future look bright in Calgary as the diminutive forward has 10 goals and six assists in 10 in this month.

After opening December red-hot, the Oilers have hit the skids and have now lost four of their past five games. Edmonton’s offense has been stagnant during their recent losing ways with the team tallying just seven goals in their past five contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Edmonton Oilers opened as 136 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.8-1.6 win for the Flames on Sunday. 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 15-18-3 so far this season, while the Flames are at 16-16-2. In totals betting, the Calgary Flames are 18-14-2, while the Oilers are 19-15-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Edmonton injuries news.

The Calgary Flames sit at No. 19 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Edmonton Oilers sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Calgary Flames No. 14-ranked offense (2.68 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 11.43% rate while the Oilers have a 81.37% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Edmonton was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Canucks. They lost as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Calgary was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Jets. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games on the road
  • Calgary is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games at home
  • Calgary is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Edmonton

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 29th
Calgary home to Anaheim, Tuesday, December 29th