Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers - 2/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers (11-8) vs Calgary Flames (8-8-1)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)
Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -117 / Calgary Flames -103 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with nine goals, Elias Lindholm has 11 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 36 goals on 437 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed seven goals on 53 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 10 goals, Connor McDavid has 23 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 46 goals on 433 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.
The Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 overall. The Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
It's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many days and the Flames hung around last night. However, it's been the story of the last couple of weeks for both teams, the Oilers just find ways to win and finish games at a higher clip. Now at home where the Oilers have played some of their best hockey of the season, you have to like their chances to get another victory. I'll lay the cheap price with Edmonton.