Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames - 3/7/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames - 3/7/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (33-14-7) vs Edmonton Oilers (30-22-4)

Game Info: Monday, March 7, 2022 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames +105 / Edmonton Oilers +188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames host the Edmonton Oilers in Monday NHL Action.

The Edmonton Oilers come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-22-4. Through 56 games, the Oilers are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 184 times, good for a rank of 12th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Edmonton is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.21 goals per game. So far, the Oilers have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th ranked team in the NHL. The Calgary Flames get set to host the Edmonton Oilers with an overall record of 33-14-7. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division.

Through 54 games, the Flames have scored 190 goals, giving them an average of 3.48. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.46 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 20th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Calgary's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.

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Through 56 games, the Edmonton Oilers goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl with 79 points. He has reached his mark of 38 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.4%. So far, 45.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Connor McDavid, who has 50 assists to go along with his 29 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +13. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.05 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 54 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 49 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.5%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Andrew Mangiapane. Of his 29 goals, 24.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +41. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.17 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Oilers have an over-under record of 27-28-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 13-16-1. On the season, 64.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. In Calgary's 54 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 28-24-2. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 12-11-1. On the season, 63.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 59.0% of the scoring coming from the Flames. Look for Calgary and Edmonton to combine to easily surpass the over-under line of 5.5 goals.

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