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Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers prediction 1-20-24 Picks

Edmonton Oilers (25-15-1) vs. Calgary Flames (21-19-5)
January 20, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Flames -111 / Edmonton Oilers -111; Over/Under: +7
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The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Scotiabank Saddledome. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Oilers vs Flames prediction.

Oilers Continue to WIn Games

The Oilers got out to a slow start to the season, but the last couple of months they have looked like a team that can win the Stanley Cup. in the last game against the Seattle Kraken, the Oilers scored four goals and they ended up winning by two goals. Leon Draisaitl had a strong game scoring one goal an adding three assists. The Oilers are averaging 3.51 goals while their defense is giving up 2.95 goals per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the defense is ranked 12th. Connor McDavid has scored 166 goals and added 43 assists so far this season. The Oilers will play against the Blue Jackets, Blackhawks, and Predators after this one.

Flames Coming Off A Loss

The Flames faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the last game and they were defeated 4-3. The defense gave up three goals in the second period and that was the difference as they were defeated. The Flames on the season is averaging 3.15 goals while their defense is giving up 3.09 goals per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league while the defense is ranked 16th. Blake Coleman ad a strong game putting 20 goals and adding 18 assists. Nazem Kadri has scored 16 goals and added 21 assists. Goalie Jacob Markstrom is dealing with a lower body injury and it looks like he could go in this game.

Oilers vs Flames Betting Prediction

Edmonton is an elite offensive team and they are averaging 3.51 goals per game. The Oilers offense is ranked 5th best in the league and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Even if Markstrom is back here, the goaltending is going to be an issue and that is going to be the difference as the Oilers are going to get the job done. Back the Oilers on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Oilers ML

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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