Edmonton Oilers (18-12) at Calgary Flames (13-12-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -103 / Edmonton Oilers -107 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 17 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 29 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 54 goals on 543 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.
The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 11 goals, Elias Lindholm has 18 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 49 goals on 550 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 27 goals on 281 shots.
The Oilers are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. The under is 6-1 in Oilers last 7 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 Monday games. The Oilers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 37-18 in the last 55 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers have not only played the better hockey up to this point and have a clear edge on the offensive side, but they've won each of the last three meetings this season against the Flames. The Calgary Flames continue to be an inconsistent club that's had issues stringing wins together and they've been outplayed in the last three meetings against the Oilers, losing by a combined score of 12-4. This price could be a lot steeper. Give me the Oilers.