Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers Free Preview


<p>Rogers Place will be hosting an enticing clash as the Edmonton Oilers welcome the visiting Calgary Flames. Sportsnet will broadcast this divisional matchup, which gets going at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9.</p><h2>Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds</h2><p>Edmonton (-120) is favored over Calgary (+100) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. If gamblers want to play the game's total, they'll be looking at odds of -110 money on the over and -110 on the under.</p><p>Calgary is 19-11 straight up (SU) and has earned 5.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. 14 of its games have gone over the total, while another 14 have gone under and just one has pushed. As the road team this season, the Flames are 9-6 SU.</p><p>Calgary has converted on 22.1 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that's right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and the team's successfully killed off 78.0 percent of all penalties.</p><p>Calgary, as a collective unit, has been penalized just 3.6 times per game overall this season, 4.0 per game over its last five total, and 4.2 per game over its last five road outings. The team's been forced to stave off opponent power plays 9.0 minutes per contest over their last five road games.</p><p>With a .894 save percentage and 22.5 saves per game, Mike Smith (11-8-1) has been the primary option in goal for Calgary this year. Smith played last night, however, so Calgary might decide to rest him and instead roll with David Rittich (9-5-1 record, .919 save percentage, 2.39 goals against average).</p><p>Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan will both look to continue their strong seasons for the visiting Flames. Gaudreau has 39 points on 12 goals and 27 assists, and has recorded two or more points 10 times. Monahan has 18 goals and 17 assists to his nameand has logged a point in 20 games.</p><p>On the other side of the rink, Edmonton is 15-14 straight up (SU) and has earned 1.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. 15 of its matches have gone under the total, while 12 have gone over and just two have pushed. This year, the team is 8-5 SU as the home team.</p><p>Edmonton has converted on 19.8 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that's right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and it's successfully killed off 76.7 percent of all penalties.</p><p>The Oilers have been penalized 3.9 times per game this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five home outings. The team's had to kill penalties just 7.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.</p><p>Cam Talbot has denied 25.6 shots per game as the primary option in the crease for Edmonton. Talbot has seven wins, 10 losses, and one overtime loss to his name and has maintained a mediocre 3.12 goals against average and a subpar .895 save percentage this year.</p><p>Connor McDavid (15 goals, 25 assists) will lead the offensive attack for the Oilers.</p><h3>Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions</h3><p>Free NHL Tip: SU Winner \u2013 Flames, O/U \u2013 Over</p><h3>Betting Trends</h3><ul><li>The total has gone under in four of Edmonton's last five games.</li><li>Calgary's attempted 32.4 shots per game overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 31.0 in its last five road outings.</li><li>Over Calgary's last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 7-1 in those games).</li><li>The Oilers this season have tallied the fifth-most hits per game in the NHL (25.6), but the club has averaged 33.0 over their past five games as the home team.</li></ul>