Edmonton Oilers (10-8) at Calgary Flames (8-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -142 / Edmonton Oilers +122 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 10 goals, Connor McDavid has 23 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 46 goals on 433 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.
The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with nine goals, Elias Lindholm has 11 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 36 goals on 437 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed seven goals on 53 shots.
The Oilers are 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Flames are 9-3 in their last 12 Friday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Oilers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Calgary and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Calgary Flames have had the upper hand over the Oilers recently, which includes a win this season where they scored six goals. However, we're getting plus money with the Oilers, the team that's playing the better hockey as of late. The Oilers have the offensive firepower that makes them attractive in the underdog role and their last victory put them in the green on the season for their bettors. I'll take a shot with the plus money here.