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Flames Easily Winning Battle of Alberta

The Battle of Alberta has been far from competitive in recent memory, with the Calgary Flames winning the past seven contests against the Edmonton Oilers. The Flames have outscored the Oilers 31-10 through those games. The Saddledome will be the backdrop when the Flames and Oilers clash once again Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Flames goalie Jonas Hiller had a1.50 GAA and a .935 save percentage vs the Oilers last season.
  • Only three of the Flames 19 skaters has a positive plus/minus this season.
  • The Oilers are just 1-for-14 on the powerplay this season.

Surely that Flames are happy to see the Oilers given their history, as Calgary has struggled to a 1-3-0 record out of the gate. The Flames are struggling at both ends of the ice allowing 3.5 goals per game while scoring just 2.0 so far this season.

The Oilers have opened their season with four consecutive losses for the second straight year, thanks in large part to an anaemic offense. The Oilers have only averaged1.25 goals per game and have been shutout once already. Not one Edmonton player has tallied more than one point so far this season. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Calgary Flames in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -149 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365 .

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.3-1.9 victory for the Flames. 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

The Flames sit at 1-3-0 on the season; in comparison, the Edmonton Oilers are currently 0-4-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Calgary is 2-2 OU, and Edmonton is 2-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Edmonton injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Calgary Flames and the No. 24-ranked Edmonton Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.25 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 20% while the Oilers defense kills off 92.31% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Edmonton was a 4-2 loser at home against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -139 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Edmonton's last 11 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
  • Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Calgary is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 5 games at home
  • Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton at Vancouver, Sunday, October 18th
Calgary home to Washington, Tuesday, October 20th