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 -130 / Edmonton Oilers +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to build on a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 24 points including 8 goals and 16 assists while Leon Draisaitl isn’t far behind with 22 points including 7 goals and 15 assists. Ryan Nugent Hopkins has 10 points with 5 goals and 5 assists and Darnell Nurse and Tyson Barrie each have 9 points with Barrie logging 8 assists and Nurse logging 3 goals and 6 assists. Kailer Yamamoto has 8 points as well with 4 goals and 4 assists this season. Mikko Koskinen’s started all 11 games in goal for Edmonton, going 5-6 with a 3.31 GAA this season.
The Calgary Flames will look to bounce back after a 4-1 loss to Winnipeg last time out. Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm each have a team-high 11 points with Gaudreau logging 6 goals and 5 assists while Lindholm has a team-high 9 assists and a pair of goals. Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan each have 8 points with Tkachuk logging 5 goals while Monahan has 6 assists and Rasmus Andersson’s chipped in 5 points as well for Calgary this season. Jacob Markstrom’s started the bulk of the games for the Flames, going 4-4 with a pair of shutouts and a 2.37 GAA this season.
Edmonton is 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games overall. Calgary is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 10-4 in their last 14 games as a favorite while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall. The Oilers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
I expect this to be the most physical game that we’ve seen all season as these two teams simply do not like one another. With that said, I think the physicality is going to result in a lot less ice to be utilized and goals are going to be at a premium. The goaltending has been shaky on both sides, but being a rivalry game, I think both sides step up here and give us a battle so I’ll side with the under here.