Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/2/21

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/2/21 Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (16-18-3) at Edmonton Oilers (22-14-1)

NHL Hockey: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Edmonton Oilers -133 / Calgary Flames +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers meet Friday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Calgary Flames need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 13 goals, Elias Lindholm has 22 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 73 goals on 743 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 32 goals on 344 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers need 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 21 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 35 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 59 goals on 600 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 41 goals on 508 shots.

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The Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Oilers are 6-0 in their last 6 home games and 19-9 in their last 28 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Flames last 6 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Oilers last 5 overall. The Flames are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Edmonton and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Calgary Flames have been ice cold over the last two weeks and they've provided very little betting value in the underdog role this season overall. The Edmonton Oilers have cooled down a little bit, but they're still in the green for bettors this season and have won four of the six meetings this year against the Flames. This line is showing the struggling Flames a little too much respect. Give me the Oilers and the more than reasonable price.

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Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -133

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

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