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NHL Game Preview - Flames underdogs vs Oilers at Edmonton

Calgary Flames

Edmonton Oilers
28-35-7 March 22, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rexall Place 25-37-9

Calgary pays a visit to Edmonton on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Oilers snipers in hockey action at Rexall Place.

The Oilers sit at 25-37-9 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 28-35-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 37-32-2 OU, and Calgary is 31-36-3 OU.View Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Oilers as -136 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Oilers at No. 29 and the Flames at No. 6 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +100 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Edmonton was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Sabres. They lost as -165 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.99 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 16.39% while the Flames defense kills off 81.99% of their penalties.

Next up:
Calgary home to San Jose, Monday, March 24th
Edmonton home to San Jose, Tuesday, March 25th