Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 01, 2021

A Flames regulation win Saturday would give each team a 5-5 record against each other in 2021, so Alberta hockey fans may have to argue it out over who’s the best team in the province.

Calgary
26-27-2-1
AT
May 01, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
35-19-2
Puckline +1.5 -208
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +6

16%

Betting Action

84%

Puckline -1.5 +173
Moneyline -144
Over / Under u +6

16%

Betting Action

84%

The 10th and final regular-season Battle of Alberta in 2021 has two pivotal points up for grabs as the Calgary Flames look to make their way into the playoffs alongside the Edmonton Oilers. With seven games to go, Calgary’s four points back of Montreal for the final playoff spot in the North. A win for Edmonton would give them more breathing room in second place from Winnipeg, their likely first-round opponent.

Puck drop in Edmonton will go at 10 p.m. EST.

Flames vs. Oilers Betting Analysis

Calgary’s taken their last two meetings over Edmonton, most recently winning 3-1 on Thursday. In those two victories Calgary’s held the Oilers to just one goal in two games — and both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl weren’t involved in it. Strong defence has been key for Calgary as of late, who have held their opponents to two or fewer goals in eight of their last nine contests. Edmonton’s not playing high-flying hockey either, as 11 of their last 13 have gone under.

A Flames regulation win Saturday would give each team a 5-5 record against each other in 2021, so Alberta hockey fans may have to argue it out over who’s the best team in the province. Rogers Place has definitely seen Edmonton perform better though, as they’ve taken eight of their last 12 games when hosting Calgary as well as eight of their last 10 overall at home.

The Oilers are a -128 favourite to win on the NHL odds.

Calgary Flames

Two goals from Elias Lindholm was all it took to get two points for the Flames on Thursday. Lindholm’s led Calgary in points for a good chunk on the season and is now tied with Johnny Gaudreau for the team lead in goals with 17. Lindholm, Gaudreau, and Matthew Tkachuk — who had two assists Thursday — are the only Flames players with over 30 points on the season.

Jacob Markstrom collected his 18th win of the season on Thursday. The win moved Markstrom’s record (18-17-2) over .500 and was his 10th-consecutive start. With 37 starts in 2021 Markstrom ranks third among NHL goalies. Expect him to get the nod Saturday.

Edmonton Oilers

A pair of road wins against Winnipeg put the Oilers in a very good spot to get home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but losing Thursday kept the door open for the Jets.

It also snapped a five-game multi-point streak for McDavid who recorded three shots in the loss.

McDavid needs 16 points in his final eight games to reach 100 in the 56-game NHL season. His 84 points are 17 higher than any other NHL player, but the one player within 17 of him happens to be his linemate, Draisatl, who’s got 67 in 48 games.

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