Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21 Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (8-7-1) at Edmonton Oilers (10-8)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -117 / Calgary Flames -103 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Saturday night.

The Calgary Flames will look to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Oilers in their matchup on Friday. Heading into Friday’s matchup, Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames in scoring with 17 points including 9 goals and 8 assists while Elias Lindholm has 16 points with 5 goals and 11 helpers. Sean Monahan has 12 points with a pair of goals and 10 assists and Matthew Tkachuk and Rasmus Andersson each have 10 points with Tkachuk logging 5 goals and 5 assists while Andersson has 3 goals and 7 assists. Jacob Markstrom has an 8-6 record with a 2.61 GAA in 14 appearances this season.

The Edmonton Oilers will be out to build on their win over the Flames last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 32 points including a team-high 23 assists as well as 9 goals while Leon Draisaitl has a team-high 10 goals and 18 assists for his 28 points. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Tyson Barrie each have 15 points with Nugent-Hopkins putting up 7 goals and 8 assists while Barrie’s got 12 assists on the year. Darnell Nurse also has 14 points with 6 goals and 8 assists on the year for Edmonton. Mikko Koskinen has a 6-8 record with a 3.43 GAA while Mike Smith has 4 wins in 5 appearances with a shutout and a 1.83 GAA this season.

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Calgary is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 3-8 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. Edmonton is 10-1 in their last 11 games playing on no rest and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

This game features two teams that I really think are too overly reliant on their top lines so it’s fairly even in my eyes between a pair of teams with depth issues. However, if you’re giving me two top lines to pick from, I want the one with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on it. Calgary just has other issues throughout and I think getting the cheap price with Edmonton has to be the play here.

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Chris’s Pick Edmonton -117

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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