Oilers vs. Flames - 1/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (20-20-2) at Edmonton Oilers (17-23-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -110 / Calgary Flames +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers square off Saturday night at the Rexall Place.
The Calgary Flames look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 19 goals, Sean Monahan has 15 assists and Mark Giordano has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 77 goals on 851 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 35 goals on 269 shots. Ramo has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers are desperate for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 16 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 24 assists and Jordan Eberle has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 62 goals on 701 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 65 goals on 692 shots. Talbot has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-19 in their last 26 road games. The Oilers are 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 14-44 in their last 58 Saturday games. The Flames are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Edmonton and 38-16 in the last 54 meetings overall.
The Flames continue to struggle on the road and have been inconsistent overall as of late. This is kind of a must-win game for the Oilers and have played solid at home. I'll side with the home team and cheap price.