Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Flames versus the Oilers? The puck drops at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 6.5 goals and the Oilers are the -1.5 favorite to win at home vs. the Flames.

CALGARY FLAMES VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Place at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • The Oilers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Flames (+1.5)

Will the Flames Make it Happen in Edmonton?

With an overall record of 27-25-5, the Flames sit in 6th place in the Pacific Division and 12th in the Western Conference. On the road this season, Calgary has gone 13-12-4 and has won two straight games. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Flames have gone 16-16.

As the underdog, Calgary has gone 15-13-3 this season and has won two straight games when not favored. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4 and have won two straight games as the underdog.

Calgary enters the game with an overall puck line record of 29-28, including a mark of 16-13 on the road. So far this season, the Flames have 17 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 17 games by more than one goal.

Over their last ten games, Calgary has gone 5-5 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 22-9 when listed as the underdog. In their last three road games, the Flames have gone 2-1 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road this season is at exactly 0.0 goals per game.

This season, Calgary’s games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.1. The Flames come in with an over/under performance of 31-25-1.

Across their last three road contests, Calgary has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. This season, the Flames have a 14-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 12-12 record.

Calgary’s leading goal scorer is Blake Coleman. So far this season, he has 22 goals, placing him 39th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 22 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Jacob Markstrom has started 36 games this season. His current record stands at 19-15, and his save percentage is 0.902%.

Can Edmonton Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Oilers are 17-7-2, and they have been the favorite in 45 of their 54 games. In the Western Conference, Edmonton is 6th and 3rd in the Pacific Division. Overall, the Oilers are 33-19-2, and they have gone 20-12 against other Western Conference teams.

Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 5-5, and they have lost two of their last three games. For the season, Edmonton has been favored in 29 of their games, and they have gone 29-14-2 in those games. At home, the Oilers have gone 11-6 against other Pacific Division teams.

As the favorite, the Oilers have gone 23-22 against the puck line this season, including a mark of 14-12 at home. Overall, they have 24 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine wins by one goal.

Edmonton has gone just 5-5 against the puck line in their last 10 games and 2-3 in their last five. On the year, their average scoring margin is +.6 goals per game, and they have dropped their last two games vs. the puck line.

On average, Edmonton’s games have finished with 6.6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.7. In total, the Oilers come in with an over/under record of 24-27-3.

The Flames are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 8th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 8th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the league.

The leading scorer for Edmonton’s offense is Zach Hyman. Coming into the game he has 35 goals, ranking 5th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 19 assists so far.

Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Calgary, goalie Stuart Skinner has started 39 games in this season. His current record is 25-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.888%.