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Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers 10/29/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Edmonton Oilers (5-3) vs. Calgary Flames (5-1)
October 29, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Flames -146 / Edmonton Oilers +122; Over/Under: +7
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The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Edmonton Oilers look to build on their 3-game winning streak. The Calgary Flames look to build on their 5-1 record.

The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.88 goals per game and are scoring on 34.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 8 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 11 assists and Evander Kane has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.25 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell has allowed 20 goals on 179 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has given up 4 goals on 92 shots.

The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.67 goals per game and are scoring on 30.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Nazem Kadri leads Calgary with 4 goals, Rasmus Andersson has 6 assists and Michael Stone has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.83 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 11 goals on 118 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 5 goals on 48 shots.

The Oilers are 18-8 in their last 26 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Oilers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

You can make a case for either side here, given the offensive firepower of both clubs and the form of both teams. The Edmonton Oilers have had success against the Flames in recent meetings. However, the Calgary Flames are playing so well, they’re tough to step in front of and this feels like a measuring stick game for the home team. The Flames have also been more trustworthy on the defensive side. Give me the Flames and the reasonable juice.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Calgary Flames -146

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