Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Apr 06, 2024

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The Oilers look to snap a two-game losing streak on the road when they visit the rapidly fading Flames on Saturday in NHL betting action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
April 06, 2024, 10:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
38-39-1-4
Puckline -1.5 +140
Moneyline -175
Over / Under o +6
Puckline +1.5 -165
Moneyline +145
Over / Under u +6

The Oilers are coming off a big 6-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Friday night to pull to within five points of the Pacific Division-leading Vancouver Canucks, but have lost two of three when playing in the back half of games played on consecutive nights. The Flames return home also riding a two-game slide after falling 5-2 in Winnipeg on Thursday, and have now lost 11 of their past 15 games, with each of those defeats coming by multi-goal margins.

The Oilers arrive in Calgary perched as -175 road favourites on the Saturday NHL odds and as a +145 puckline wager to win by a multi-goal margin. The Flames trail as +145 underdogs and the total is listed at 6.5, with -115 odds favouring the OVER. 

Oilers vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

The Flames recorded a decisive 6-3 victory when these teams last met, on February 24 in Edmonton. That victory snapped the Oilers’ four-game win streak in head-to-head action, which featured three wins at the Saddledome in which they limited Calgary to just four total goals. A lack of scoring punch has also plagued the Flames during their current 4-11-0 run, with the club scoring two or fewer goals on nine occasions over that stretch while surrendering 4.36 goals per game. However, the Oilers have not fared much better during while losing six of eight on the run, scoring just two total goals over their past two away outings, and just 2.50 goals per game overall. 

Edmonton Oilers

After being snake bitten during their previous two-game slide, the Oilers attack fired on all cylinders in Friday’s win over Colorado, piling up 47 shots in their 6-2 victory. Connor McDavid and Evander Kane did the heavy lifting, each scoring two goals, while Evan Boucard extended his points streak at home to 11 games with a pair of assists. However, the Oilers rearguard has failed to find his way onto the scoresheet in three straight road appearances. Zach Hyman has also cooled off since reaching the 50-goal mark, scoring just once in the past five games. However, Hyman has potted four goals and added one assists in three previous dates with Calgary this season.

Calgary Flames

Eliminated from playoff contention during their brutal 4-11-0 run, the Flames must find ways at being better at both ends of the ice. Saturday’s expected netminder Jacob Markstrom was lit up for all five goals on just 29 shots in Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to Anaheim, and has compiled a dismal .868 save percentage while going 3-5-0 in eight starts since the beginning of March. Mackenzie Weegar has been one of the few bright spots up front. The Flames rearguard scored once ad added an assist in Thursday’s loss in Winnipeg and has racked up three goals and five helpers during a five-game points streak.

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