Edmonton Oilers (6-6) at Calgary Flames (4-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -125 / Edmonton Oilers +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Edmonton Oilers look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with eight goals, Leon Draisaitl has 15 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 69.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 36 goals on 350 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with six goals, Elias Lindholm has nine assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 19 goals on 237 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed seven goals on 49 shots.
The Oilers are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Flames are 10-4 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Oilers last 7 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Oilers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Calgary Flames have been great in the favorite role, have beaten up on the Oilers in past meetings and it's only a matter of time before the offense starts to come around. However, we're getting plus money with the team that's playing better hockey at the moment. The Oilers are on a tear offensively and have scored four or more goals in five of their last six games. If that type of production continues, the Flames will have a hard time getting comfortable here. Give me the more favorable price.