Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Saturday November 17th, 10:00 pm ET
It’s the battle of Alberta on Hockey in Canada as the Edmonton Oilers visit the Calgary Flames in what is sure to be an intense affair.
The Edmonton Oilers will be quite well rested ahead of their fight against provincial rivals the Calgary Flames considering they will not have been in action since Tuesday’s 6-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Place. They currently find themselves in the middle of the Pacific Division standings and know they need to start getting results if they have any chance at earning a playoff spot.
The Oilers have been decent on the road to start the season, winning five of their first 10 games in foreign territory. However, with just 52 goals through their first 18 games of the season, they need to do better in front of net. Connor McDavid who may be the best player in the league right now has put up an impressive 26 points, but he will need more help if Edmonton is going to turn things around and get a result against the Flames.
Calgary has looked good early on in the campaign, picking up 21 points from their first 18 games of the season. Losing just twice in regulation time in their opening seven games at home, they will like their chances of collecting two crucial points against the Oilers Saturday.
They will need 36-year-old starter Mike Smith to be more reliable in net though, with just two teams in the Western Conference conceding more goals than the Flames have after 18 games. He hasn’t had much help in front of him, but he has not been the consistent starter that Calgary are desperate for. Regardless, we should be in for quite the treat when these two sides lock horns at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
With Calgary seemingly leaking goals at the moment and a well-rested Edmonton side desperate to get a win we could see quite the high-scoring affair on Saturday night.
- Calgary Flames to win
Calgary has been good on home ice and they will be ready for battle when their biggest rivals come to town.
Head to Head
Edmonton won three of five games played between these two teams last season, with Calgary winning twice on home ice.
- Calgary is 9-9 ATS through their first 18 games of the season.
- Calgary has hit both the over and under 9 times through their first 18 games of the season.
- Edmonton has hit the under nine times in their first 18 games of the season, with one push.
- Edmonton is 8-10 ATS through their first 18 games of the season.