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NHL Game Preview - Oilers underdogs vs Flames at Calgary

Edmonton OilersCalgary Flames
Feb 21, 9:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Odds

22-30-6TEAM RECORD28-22-9

Edmonton pays a visit to Calgary on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Flames bats in hockey action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

This season the Flames are 28-22-9 overall while the Oilers are 22-30-6. As for the totals, Calgary is 21-33-5 on the OU, and Edmonton is 28-27-3.

View Edmonton vs Calgary Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Oilers listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Flames and the No. 26-ranked Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 16.9% rate while the Oilers have a 82.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Oilers were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Calgary won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Kings on February 18. Bettors who backed the Flames at +132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Oilers at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Edmonton's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Edmonton's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Calgary
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Calgary
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Calgary is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Calgary's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton home to Philadelphia, Thursday, February 23
Calgary home to Phoenix, Thursday, February 23

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