Calgary Flames (21-24-3) at Edmonton Oilers (28-16-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -144 / Calgary Flames +130 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers renew hostilities in NHL Action from Rogers Place on Thursday night.
The Calgary Flames will look to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Montreal in their last matchup. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames with 41 points including 15 goals and a team-high 26 assists while Johnny Gaudreau has a team-high 17 goals with 20 assists for his 37 points and Matthew Tkachuk’s got 31 points with 21 assists this season. Sean Monahan and Andrew Mangiapane each have double-digit goal and assist tallies while Mikael Backlund and Mark Giordano have 19 and 15 assists respectively this season. As a team, Calgary is averaging 2.7 goals on 29.9 shots with a 19.7% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.9 goals on 28.7 shots against with an 80.7% success rate killing off penalties this season.
The Edmonton Oilers will come into this one on the back-to-back after a hard-fought game against Winnipeg on Wednesday. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 81 points including team-highs of 28 goals and 53 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 66 points with 23 goals and 43 helpers this season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Darnell Nurse each have double-digit goal and assist marks as well respectively this season. As a team, Edmonton is averaging 3.3 goals on 29.6 shots with a 26% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.7 goals on 31 shots against with a 79.2% success rate on the PK this season.
Calgary is 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 games overall while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Edmonton is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 14-6 in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games on no rest. The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for both sides here as this another one of the NHL’s premier rivalries. But unlike most rivalries, these two teams love hurting each other on the scoreboard as well as just physically. I think we see the offenses step up here and deliver another classic, so give me the over in this spot.