Edmonton Oilers (25-14-2) at Calgary Flames (16-21-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames +110 / Edmonton Oilers -130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to build off of their 3-1 win over the Senators in their last matchup. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 69 points including team-highs of 23 goals and 46 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 61 points with 22 goals and 39 assists. Tyson Barrie has 35 points with 30 assists on the year while Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.3 goals per game on 30.2 shots with a 26.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.9 goals on 30.9 shots against with a 78,8% success rate on the PK this season.
The Calgary Flames will be out to bounce back from a 5-3 loss to Toronto in their last game. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 33 points including a team-high 24 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 28 points with a team-high 111 shots on goal this season. Johnny Gaudreau also leads the Flames in goals with 13 while Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each have double-digit assists this season. As a team, Calgary is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.8 shots with a 19.8% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.1 goals on 29.7 shots with an 80% success rate killing off penalties this season.
Edmonton is 7-1 in their last 8 games as a road favorite and 13-4 in their last 17 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall. Calgary is 7-22 in their last 29 games as a home underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 home games while the over is 2-0-2 in their last 4 home games. The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams in Calgary.
These battle of Alberta matchups are always intense, but unlike most rivalries, where things just get physical, these two get physical and hurt each other on the scoreboard as well. I think this game ends up being no different and I could easily see a game with seven goals minimum here. Give me the over.