Edmonton vs Flames Betting Game Preview
The Edmonton vs Flames will be on Monday night, opposing the Flames in this Battle of Alberta/Pacific Division renewal. Puck drop from the Scotiabank Saddledome.is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET.
The Oilers were red hot coming out of the All-Star break, but they’ve cooled off significantly. Calgary has been on a mission as of late, growing its divisional lead to four points. Edmonton is fourth with 64 points, nine behind Calgary.
The Oilers won five games in a row shortly after their return. Since then, it’s been more like a flip of the coin, losing to lowly teams like the Chicago Blackhawks. The Oilers do have a very potent offense, averaging 3.25 goals per game.
The Oilers have one of the best duos in all of the NHL in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Not only are they competing for the top spot on their own roster, but they are also the top two in the league with 79 points each. McDavid (29 goals, 50 assists) and Draisaitl (38 goals, 41 assists) remains very difficult for any opponent. Mikko Koskinen has been the main goaltender for the Oilers. He has a solid record, though allows over three goals per game.
The Flames have won nine of their first 11 games since returning from the All-Star break. In all nine wins, they have won by multiple goals. The Flames’ offense is one of the best in the NHL. They are averaging 3.47 goals per game, sixth in the league. Johnny Gaudreau is leading the team with 71 points (22 goals, 49 assists), including the overtime winner at Colorado Saturday evening. Matthew Tkachuk has 64 points himself (27 goals, 37 assists).
Jacob Markstrom has been the main goaltender for the Flames. He has a record of 25-11-6 and is only giving up 2.17 goals per game. The Oilers are in a much worse spot in terms of their injury report than the Flames. At this time, the Flames do not have a single player on their injury report. Kyle Turris and Tyson Barrie are new additions to the Oilers report. Both are listed as day-to-day, and the Oilers are hoping they can get back in the lineup sooner than later. The Oilers are 2-0 against the Flames this season, though it’s Calgary playing far better hockey in recent games.
The Flames have also been dominant at home, losing just five games this season. When making your NHL picks, take the Calgary Flames’ moneyline.