Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames - 1/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00 PM (Rogers Place)

The Line: Calgary Flames -125 / Edmonton Oilers +105 -- Over/Under: 6.5

TV: CiTV, CBC

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

The Calgary Flames look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 28 goals, Sean Monahan has 33 assists and Elias Lindholm has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 64 goals on 769 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 67 goals on 601 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.

The Edmonton Oilers look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 29 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 29 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 77 goals on 740 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 60 goals on 708 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The Flames are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 10-3 in their last 13 Saturday games. The Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The Flames are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 5-1-1 in Oilers last 7 home games. The over is 5-0 in Flames last 5 overall.

The Calgary Flames are obviously the better team and should be favored, but the Edmonton Oilers have won seven of the last 10 meetings against them and have the rest advantage. The Flames have had some of their recent hiccups when playing on the end of a back to back and were shutout against the Oilers when these teams met back in December. In terms of the value, the Oilers at home with the plus money may be worth a look here.

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Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers +105

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