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Hockey odds preview - Edmonton vs. Calgary

Edmonton Oilers

Calgary Flames
12-24-3 December 27, 2013, 09:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 14-17-6

The Flames get a visit from the Edmonton Oilers in hockey action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Flames currently sport a record of 14-17-6. The Oilers are 12-24-3. Betting totals have seen the Flames post a 19-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 21-17-1 against the number.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Flames in this one found them earlier as -140 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Flames and the No. 25-ranked Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at +154 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Calgary's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.57 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.46 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.88% while the Oilers defense kills off 81.2% of their penalties.

A few Oilers at Flames trends to consider:
Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games on the road
Edmonton is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing Calgary
Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Calgary's last 12 games
Calgary is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 28th
Calgary home to Vancouver, Sunday, December 29th