Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames 03/17/2021 Tips, Forecast and Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames 03/17/2021 – The Calgary Flames prevailed against the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, on Monday to begin a two-game series. It was their third consecutive win and 14th overall as the team continues to gain traction in their bid to cross the playoff line in the North Division. They will aim to score another win and drop the Oilers for the second time in a row as the teams meet again at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. Due to their impressive as of late, top sports betting website is placing the Flames at the favorites side at home with a slight advantage at -115 in the match-winner market against +101 for the visiting Oilers. The game begins at 10:00 Eastern Time and will be broadcasted live on NBCSN and NHL.TV.
Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames 03/17/2021
When: Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada
Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames 03/17/2021 Betting Odds:
While the Flames have been on a tear, the Edmonton Oilers have been scrambling. Dropping their last two games, including Monday’s setback in Calgary, Edmonton was dragged from their push to make it to the top of the North. They remain in the top three of the standings, but with teams below them like the Flames throwing a victory rampage, it could just be a matter of time till they officially lose their postseason spot. The fact that their ticket to playoffs is not yet guaranteed must serve as a wake-up call for the team to be more assertive starting on Wednesday when they try to split the series against the Flames.
Players to watch: C. McDavid C (G 17, A 36, PTS 53), L. Draisaitl C (G 17, A 29, PTS 46), T. Barrie D (G 4, A 20, PTS 24).
The Flames have been playing stellar hockey, and that sent a red alert to the rest of the teams in their division. The management’s decision to re-hire Darryl Sutter as head coach of the team has so far been yielding dividends for Calgary. Since his reinstatement, the team has posted a 3-1-1 record. But while he recognizes that the team has been playing impressively well right now, the 62-year-old is quick to brush it off as he reminded his players that job is far from over, especially that they are still trailing in the race to make the playoffs. A win on Wednesday will mark the first four-game win streak for the Flames. It’s needless to say that the changes are a glimpse of a promising next couple of games for the Flames, but it will just remain as a promise if the team fails to make the effort to turn it into a reality.
Players to watch: E. Lindholm C G 7 A 19 PTS 26, J. Gaudreau LW G 11 A 12 PTS 23, M. Tkachuk LW G 7 A 15 PTS 22
Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Betting Predictions
Edmonton is 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
Calgary is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Oilers vs Flames Betting Picks
It will be a complete reverse of fate on Wednesday as the Oilers will put an end to the surge of the Flames in the latter’s home ice. Expect another nip-and-tuck battle between both teams. Goals will be traded and the game will go down to the wire. It should be an opportunity for stakers to back the Oilers as the top NHL wagering source predicts the visitors to come away with the hard-earned victory.
Score Prediction: Oilers 4, Flames 3.