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Bet Oilers To Douse Flames as Home Favorites

Calgary has won back-to-back games against teams currently in playoff position. Will the Flames make it three in a row when they visit the rival Edmonton Oilers? When looking at our best NHL bets today, the Oilers are favored for the 11th time in the last 12 games when playing at home against visiting Calgary.

Edmonton has won seven of its last eight home games against the Flames with one of the last six games landing under the total.

Bet Oilers To Douse Flames as Home Favorites
Bet Oilers To Douse Flames as Home Favorites


A quick peek at our NHL betting lines shows that Edmonton is favored to end a two-game home losing streak.

Looking at NHL futures odds, the Oilers are tied with Colorado at +850 in our odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Flames well back at +12500 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between the Flames and the Oilers.


Flames vs Oilers Game Information

  1. Game: Flames (27-25-5) vs Oilers (33-19-2)
  2. Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 p.m. ET
  3. Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
  4. Flames vs Oilers Live Stream: NHL.com


Edmonton is one of five Western Conference teams at least 10 games over .500 at home while Calgary needs to avoid a regulation loss to avoid falling to .500 on the road.


The Oilers had won seven straight games as the home favorite before dropping back-to-back games to Boston and Minnesota. Calgary is 3-4-2 in its last nine games as the underdog on the road. The Flames have covered against the NHL betting lines in seven of those games.

Edmonton is priced at -165 to win the game outright with the Flames at +145 on the moneyline.

The Flames and Oilers will meet on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Rogers Place in Edmonton. You can watch the game as part of the Hockey Night in Canada TV package or on ESPN+.


Flames vs Oilers Odds and Spreads


  1. Edmonton is 30-16-2 as a favorite this season.
  2. Calgary is 15-14-3 as an underdog.
  3. The total has gone over in five of Edmonton’s last six games.
  4. The Oilers are 14-12 against the spread at home.
  5. Sixteen of Calgary’s 29 road games landed over the total.
  6. The total has gone under in four of Calgary’s last six games against Pacific Division teams.
  7. The total has gone over in 13 of Calgary’s last 20 games in February.
  8. Eleven of Edmonton’s last 16 games against Western Conference teams went under the total.


Flames vs Oilers Over/Under Pick: Over 6 (-120)

Calgary hasn’t seen the last five games alternating between going over and under the total. Coming off a 3-2 win in overtime against Boston, will that trend continue with this game going over the total?

Despite outshooting Minnesota 43-20, the Oilers scored twice in Thursday’s loss. There have been 20 combined goals scored the last three times that Edmonton played the second game in a back-to-back scenario.

Edmonton has the fourth-ranked power play in the NHL with Calgary fifth in penalty killing. That is something to consider for NHL over/under predictions.


Flames vs Oilers ATS Pick: Oilers -1½ (+140)

Oilers has had its way in recent home matchups against Flames and is 16-4 over its last 20 home games. That is enough to go with the Oilers to return to their winning ways.

Look for the Oilers to not only win the game outright but to cover against the puckline as well.


Flames vs Oilers Player Prop Pick: Evan Bouchard 2+ Points (+350)

Evan Bouchard is one of the top-scoring defensemen in the NHL. However, he has been held without either a goal or an assist in the last two games, it will be tempting to go with the +350 odds for Bouchard to have at least two points when it comes to the NHL hockey bets today. Bouchard has a goal in one of the first two games against the Flames this season.


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Flames vs Oilers Prediction

Oilers 5, Flames 2



Questions of the Day

How have the Flames fared in recent road games against the Edmonton Oilers?

Calgary has won one of the last seven games against the Oilers and has been outscored 31-18 in those games.

What is a good player prop option for the Calgary Flames?

Rookie Connor Zary is a solid bet according to the NHL bet predictions at +141 to have at least one point in this game.

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