Oilers vs. Flames Prediction
The Oilers and Flames square off in Calgary on Monday night at 9:30 p.m. ET and with the total sitting at 6.5 goals, will these two teams combine for enough scoring to push the number over?
077 Edmonton Oilers (+160) at 078 Calgary Flames (-179); o/u 6.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Monday, March 7, 2022
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Mikko Koskinen is slated to play on Monday against Calgary. Mike Smith won't be available because of a bout with the stomach flu, so Stuart Skinner has been recalled to serve as Koskinen's backup. Koskinen has a 19-8-3 record this season with a 3.05 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 31 appearances.
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Jacob Markstrom allowed five goals on 35 shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Markstrom had a quiet first period until the final minute when Jeff Petry was able to squeak one through his frame and into the back of the net. Nick Suzuki also got a soft-ball past the 32-year-old in the second period to pull the Canadiens within a goal of the Flames' lead (3-2). Markstrom didn't fare much better in the third period and was visibly upset with himself at the end of the game. He owns a 25-11-6 record with a 2.17 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Oilers vs. Flames Betting Prediction
The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Calgary, is 4-1-1 in the Oilers’ last six games as an underdog and has cashed in four of Edmonton’s last five conference games. On the other side, the over is 6-2-1 in the Flames’ last nine home games, is 12-5-3 in their last 20 games as a favorite and is 10-3-4 in their last 17 games following a win.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: OILERS/FLAMES OVER 6.5