Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Oilers vs Flames NHL Odds
Looking for Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Oilers taking on the Flames on Friday February 19th at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Oilers Flames matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(10-8-0) Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames (8-7-1)
Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers EVEN| Flames -120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Flames -1.5 (+185)
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
Edmonton and Calgary are both on kind of a roll lately. The Oilers have gone 7-3 over their last 10 to sit in a tie for 2nd in the North. The Flames are 6-4 over that span, but definitely need a bounce back win.
Calgary got beat up on in Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to Vancouver. That was a home game too and with a -157 moneyline. The Flames are just 4-3 at the Saddledome however, so Edmonton at EVEN doesn’t look too bad.
The Oilers almost seem like they should be favored in Friday night’s matchup. Edmonton has rattled off wins in 4 of their last 5 games and doesn’t even really play that bad on the road with a 5-3 away record.
Dave Tippett’s squad also boasts a top 5 offense in the NHL this year playing in the tough North division. Calgary has been getting some good goaltending, but they also allow 30+ SOG per game. It’s only a matter of time.
These two squads did meet up almost two weeks ago, with Calgary tallying a 6-4 win also at the Saddledome. That previous high scoring affair is why the betting total has been boosted to 6.5 for Friday night’s rematch.
Another reason oddsmakers are expecting a lot of points on Friday night is because Mikko Koskinen has been bleeding in the net for Edmonton. He’s been better lately allowing 2 or less in 3 of 4, but boasts an .894 save percentage on the season.
The Flames scored their highest goal amount of the season in the first game with the Oilers. It was the start of a 4-2 record over the last 6 for Calgary, helping them climb to 17 points and within 2 of Winninpeg for 4th place.
The 6-4 win on February 6th was very much a team effort for the Flames. Six different players scored in that matchup, an anomaly for Calgary’s #19 scoring offense that also ranks 26th in SOG.
Calgary does have a star-studded lineup that should be fighting for a playoff spot this year. Johnny Gaudreau has a point in 3 of the last 4, and Elias Lindholm kicked off a run of three goals in six games by scoring vs. Edmonton.
The Flames do have a pretty good defense going, ranking #11 in goals allowed. Jacob Markstrom’s 8-6-2 record is misleading because he’s allowing just 2.61 goals/game with a .918 save percentage.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Oilers are 4-1 last 5 overall
- Under is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 overall
- Flames are 4-1 last 5 overall
- Under is 3-1-1 in Flames last 4 overall
- Oilers are 1-4 last 5 head to head meetings
- Over is 4-0-1 in last 5 head to head meetings
Free Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames NHL Prediction:
As much as it possibly looked like Edmonton should be favored in this one, the inconsistency of Koskinen puts them at a disadvantage. Markstrom has been great for Calgary, but he’s also allowed 8 goals to Vancouver the last two starts.
Oddsmakers jacked the total up a bit, but when you’ve got Connor McDavid and Johnny Gaudreau on the ice and with two shaky goaltenders you go for high scoring. These teams combined for 10 goals in early February.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 6.5
6.5 is always a ton of goals, but the over has hit in 4 of the last 5 head to head games between these two.
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