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NHL Game Preview - Oilers underdogs vs Flames at Calgary

Edmonton Oilers

Calgary Flames
4-15-2 November 16, 2013, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 6-10-3

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Edmonton duelling Calgary on Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome.

This season the Flames are 6-10-3 overall while the Oilers are 4-15-2. As for the totals, Calgary is 12-7 on the OU, and Edmonton is 10-10-1.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Flames as -142 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 6 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Flames) and the No. 23 (Oilers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 3-1 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Calgary was a 7-3 loser in its last match at home against the Stars. They lost as -110 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 16-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.86 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 14.71% rate while the Oilers have a 81.01% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Edmonton home to Columbus, Tuesday, November 19th
Calgary at Atlanta, Monday, November 18th