Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Jan 22, 2022

The Battle of Alberta heads to Edmonton Saturday night as the Oilers try to break out of their slump against the visiting Calgary Flames.

Calgary
50-21-9-2
AT
January 22, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline -1.5 +190
Moneyline -128
Over / Under o +6.5

45%

Betting Action

55%

Puckline +1.5 -228
Moneyline +106
Over / Under u +6.5

45%

Betting Action

55%

If a date with their fiercest rivals doesn’t shake the Edmonton Oilers out of their doldrums, it’s quite likely nothing will. The one-time Pacific Division leaders carry an ugly seven-game losing skid into the latest chapter of their Battle of Alberta with the visiting Calgary Flames, who are also struggling as well. But what the Flames are going through doesn’t compare to the plight of the Oilers, who have fallen all the way to seventh in the eight-team Pacific.

Calgary is a slim -115 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Flames vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

This game is a total toss-up in the eyes of the oddsmakers, which says plenty about just how rough things have been for Edmonton. They haven’t won since a 5-3 win over the Seattle Kraken all the way back on Dec. 18, and have surrendered a whopping 33 goals over the course of their current skid. Go back to the beginning of December, and they’ve dropped 13 of their past 15 while allowing fewer than three goals just once in that stretch.

That stat alone should lead Over bettors to this game in droves; the total is set at 6.0, with the Over at -115 and the Under at -105. Don’t be surprised to see the books push the number to 6.5 if money continues to come in on the O6 – and that could provide some nice value for those pegging the Under. These teams have fallen below the total in four of their previous five head-to-head meetings, though Edmonton prevailed 5-2 in their last meeting Oct. 16.

Calgary Flames

There’s going to be plenty of on-ice animosity as always when these teams hit the Rogers Place ice Saturday night. But don’t expect much bulletin board material to surface before that – at least, not from the Calgary side. Head coach Darryl Sutter was surprisingly deferential when asked about the Oilers’ lengthy slide, suggesting that they remain one of the favourites to win the division. Edmonton has won five of the last six meetings on home ice.

Edmonton Oilers

Things have been panic-inducing on the defensive side of the sheet for the Oilers for the past 7.5 weeks – but the offence hasn’t exactly been a beacon either. Over the past 15 games, only two players (you know which ones) have recorded more than three goals or eight points. And both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have seen their scoring pace slow significantly. They each have 13 points in that 15-game span after combining for 81 in their first 21 games.

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