Flames vs. Oilers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1
The first game of the NHL Playoffs Second Round will see the Calgary Flames play the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday, May 18, starting at 9:30 PM ET. The bookmakers have made the Flames solid favorites at -159 on the moneyline, and the Oilers are at +135. Find more below on the Flames vs. Oilers betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Flames vs. Oilers Spread and Betting Line
Flames vs Oilers Betting Information
Flames vs. Oilers Game Info
- Game Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- Location: Calgary, Alberta
- Arena: Scotiabank Saddledome
Computer Predictions for Flames vs. Oilers
Computer picks for Flames vs Oilers
Flames 4 Oilers 2
Flames vs. Oilers Betting Trends
Calgary has gone 48-27 as the oddsmakers’ favorite this season.
In 47 games with shorter than -159 moneyline odds this season, the Flames have been victorious in 34.
The moneyline odds imply that Calgary has a 61.4% chance of winning this contest.
Calgary Flames Leaders
Johnny Gaudreau has been a top contributor on Calgary this season, with 115 points in 82 games.
Matthew Tkachuk has 42 goals and 62 assists to total 104 points (1.3 per game).
Elias Lindholm’s season total of 82 points has come from 42 goals and 40 assists.
Jacob Markstrom has a record of 37-15-9. He has allowed 137 goals (2.22 goals against average) and recorded 1617 saves.
Calgary Flames Season Stats
The Flames offense’s 291 total goals (3.6 per game) are ranked sixth in the league this year.
On defense, the Flames are one of the best squads in NHL action, giving up 206 goals to rank third.
The team has the league’s second-best goal differential at +85 this season.
The Flames’ 54 power-play goals this season are 10th-best in the NHL (on 237 power-play chances).
The Flames’ 22.8% power-play conversion rate ranks 10th-best in the NHL this season.
The Flames’ offense has recorded seven shorthanded goals this season (12th among all teams).
The Flames’ 83.2% penalty-kill success rate is currently sixth-best in the league.
The Flames’ players win 51.1% of their faceoffs to rank 11th in the league.
The Flames shoot 10.0% as a team, ranked 12th-best in the league.
The Flames’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 22.4 hits and 11.7 blocked shots per game.
Oilers vs. Flames Betting Trends
The Oilers have been an underdog in 25 games this season, with nine upset wins (36.0%).
Edmonton has seven games this season playing as an underdog by +135 or longer, and is 1-6 in those contests.
The moneyline implies a 42.6% chance of victory for the Oilers.
Edmonton Oilers Leaders
Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has totaled 79 assists and 44 goals in 80 games, good for 123 points.
Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl has racked up 110 total points (1.4 per game), with 55 goals and 55 assists.
Edmonton’s Zach Hyman has 54 points (27 goals, 27 assists) this season.
Mikko Koskinen’s record stands at 27-12-4 on the season, giving up 136 goals (3.1 goals against average) and compiling 1261 saves with a .903 save percentage (48th in the league).
Edmonton Oilers Season Stats
The Oilers’ 285 total goals (3.5 per game) are the seventh-most in the league.
The Oilers have allowed 251 total goals (3.1 per game) to rank 18th.
Their +34 goal differential ranks 11th in the league.
The Oilers have recorded 60 power-play goals this season (on 235 power-play chances). That’s the seventh-most in the NHL.
The Oilers have a 25.5% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 3 percentage.
The Oilers have scored 11 shorthanded goals this season (third in the league).
The 79.4% of opponent power plays the Oilers kill is the 17th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
The Oilers win 51.2% of their faceoffs. That’s the ninth-best figure in the NHL.
The Oilers are shooting 10.2% (11th in the league).
The Oilers have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
Flames and Oilers Injury Report
Flames: Sean Monahan: Out For Season (Hip), Tyler Parsons: Out For Season (Undisclosed)
Oilers: Oscar Klefbom: Out (Shoulder)
We have the Flames projected as the best bet on the moneyline in this contest, and our pick against the spread is the Flames (-1.5). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 6 goals once the game has been played.
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