Flames vs. Oilers Prediction
The Calgary Flames were shut out in their last game before the holiday break. Can Calgary bounce back tonight as it has a road test at the Edmonton Oilers?
Friday, December 27, 2019
Rogers Place at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Flames are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The total is set at 6 goals. As of Friday morning, 70 percent of public bets are coming in on host Edmonton. Check out ourNHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Flames shut out by Wild
Calgary lost by a count of 3-0 Monday night at Minnesota to drop to 19-15-5 on the season. After a scoreless first period, the Flames allowed a pair of second-period goals to fall behind 2-0. The Wild scored their final goal with 2:43 remaining in the third period to put it away. Calgary manufactured 22 shots on goal with Dillon Dube, Rasmus Andersson, Mark Giordano and Michael Stone leading the way with three shots apiece. Cam Talbot took the loss as he surrendered two goals on 33 shots.
Oilers doubled up at Canucks
Edmonton fell 4-2 Monday night at Vancouver to fall to 20-16-4 on the season. After falling behind 1-0, the Oilers tied it up at 1-1 with 4:20 to play in the first period on a Ryan Nugent-Hoskins goal assisted by Caleb Jones. Oscar Kiefbom gave Edmonton a 2-1 advantage with 16:58 to play in the second period on a power play goal assisted by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The Canucks scored three goals in the third period to overtake the Oilers. Mikko Koskanen allowed three goals on 27 shots in the losing effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Flames are 4-1 in their last five games versus the Western Conference. Calgary is 6-2 in its last eight Friday games.
The Oilers are 2-6 in their last eight games as an underdog. Edmonton is 2-7 in its last nine games overall.
The Flames were turning a corner for a while, although it had a couple recent setbacks. With much of the roster the same as last year, I still expect Calgary to make a charge forward in the second half of the season. Edmonton hasn't been able to put up consistent performances all season and I trust the Flames a little more here, especially after having three off days to rest and prepare for a road game. Go with the slight favorites here.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: CALGARY FLAMES -115