Calgary Flames (11-11-2) at Edmonton Oilers (14-11)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -139 / Calgary Flames +126 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with nine goals, Elias Lindholm has 14 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 41 goals on 452 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 27 goals on 281 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win here to snap a three game losing streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 14 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 25 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 50 goals on 487 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.
The Flames are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win. The Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 11-5 in their last 16 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Flames last 4 overall. The under is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton and 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Calgary Flames have had issues stringing together wins this season and the offense continues to drop in production. The Edmonton Oilers have been a rather consistent team the last few weeks despite their three straight losses, and they've outscored the Flames 9-2 in the last two meetings this season. The favorite has won 11 of the last 14 meetings between the Flames and Oilers. I'll back Edmonton and the cheap price at home.