Betway Bets of the Day: Betting on these two shooters in the Battle of Alberta

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Tyson Cole
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The third of four meetings of the Battle of Alberta takes place tonight as the Calgary Flames travel to Edmonton with a date with the Oilers. The Flames have unfortunately dropped the first two meetings against Edmonton this season, but Dan Vladar and the Flames look to change that tonight.
Tonight’s expected goaltender match-ups for our highlighted game:
The Calgary Flames’ Dan Vladar (7-7-2) vs. The Edmonton Oilers’ Stuart Skinner (25-13-2). 

Mikael Backlund over 2.5 shots (-118)

Your $10.00 bet would return $18.00.
Mikael Backlund covered this line in the first period last game, so let’s go right back to him. 
The Flames Captain has covered in three of his last four games, averaging 3.0 shots on 6.0 shot attempts per game. On the road this season, Backlund clears at a 52% clip, averaging 2.8 shots on 5.0 shot attempts. He hasn’t cleared in three straight road games but has only gone this long without his shots once this season. 
The Oilers are playing very disciplined as of late, only allowing 2.8 powerplay opportunities against per game. Backlund is second on the Flames in 5-on-5 shots on goal this season. 
Against the Oilers, Backlund has cleared this line in eight of his last nine games, averaging 3.3 shots on 5.6 shot attempts per game. The Oilers haven’t been allowing too many shots as of late, only allowing 28.8 per game, but with the history Backlund has against their in-Province rival, I’ll take my chances. 

Connor McDavid over 3.5 shots on goal (-110)

Your $10.00 bet would return $19.52.
Connor McDavid has covered this line in two straight games, averaging 5.0 shots on 9.0 shot attempts per game. McDavid has covered this line in eight of his last nine home games, averaging 5.2 shots on 7.9 shot attempts per game. When looking at his home splits on the season, McDavid is clearing at a 60% clip, averaging 4.2 shots on 6.7 shot attempts. 
In Rogers Place against the Flames, McDavid has cleared in three of his last six games, averaging 3.7 shots on 5.2 shot attempts. The Flames allow 10.2 shots to centres over their last 10 games. 
The Flames allow the majority of their shots in front of the net — this just so happens to be exact area that McDavid gets a lot of his shots. 

Last Game Recap

Gabe Vilardi Over 2.5 Shots on Goal- WON – (+$9.52)
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen Over 26.5 Saves – LOSS – (-$10.00)
Edmonton Oilers & Minnesota Wild Over 6.5 & Connor McDavid Point – LOSS – (-$10.00)
Vilardi comes through with three shots on his only three-shot attempts — otherwise, there’s just no catching a break here lately. Luukkonen finishes two saves shy, and the over misses by one goal. Absolutely brutal. 
All-Time Record: 36-47 (-$114.91)

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