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Oilers vs Flames 04/10/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post
The Calgary Flames will be hoping that this week’s four-day layoff will help them snap out of their current four-game losing streak when they return to action against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday as -105 home underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Calgary has had another unscheduled break this week after seeing Wednesday’s date with the beleaguered Vancouver Canucks get postponed, and will be playing only its fourth game in 12 nights when the team hits the ice for Saturday’s matchup at Scotiabank Saddledome.
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The light workload has done little to help the Flames, who have struggled badly to find the back of the night during their worst swoon of the season. Losers in eight of their past nine overall, the Flames were limited to two or fewer goals in seven of those contests. However, the team has surrendered almost four goals per game over its past five outings. That has translated into uneven results in totals betting, with the UNDER going 1-2-2 during that stretch at sports betting sites.
The Flames’ slide has snuffed out what was a promising run on home ice. Calgary looked to be on the verge of a turnaround while winning four of five home contests to start the month of March. However, the team has lost five of six home games since, a run that began with a crushing 7-3 loss to the Oilers on March 17.
Overall, the Flames have struggled to keep pace while going 2-5-0 in seven previous meetings with Edmonton this season. Once again, a lack of offensive production has hobbled the team, which has scored just 13 total goals in six outings since opening the season series with a 6-4 win on home ice back on February 6. Despite those struggles, Calgary has managed to keep things close in recent dates with its rivals, with three of its five losses to the Oilers coming by just a single goal.
Riding high after completing the sweep of their season series with Ottawa, the Oilers travel to Calgary as -115 favorites. Edmonton’s back-to-back victories over the Senators earlier this week marked its first consecutive road wins since the team won six in a row away from Rogers Arena back in February.
Winners in seven of their past 10, the Oilers have built their recent success on stingy defense. The team has allowed just 2.40 goals per game during its current 7-1-2 run. But with the Edmonton offense sputtering at times when Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid don’t do the scoring, just four of their seven recent victories have come by multi-goal margins.
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