Flames vs. Stars Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 2

by | May 4, 2022

Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Thursday, May 5 will see the Calgary Flames hosting the Dallas Stars at Scotiabank Saddledome at 10:00 PM ET. The Flames are on top 1-0 in the series. The Stars are big underdogs away from home, at +191, and the Flames are -237. Find more below on the Flames vs. Stars betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Flames vs. Stars Spread and Betting Line

Flames vs Stars Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Flames -237 Stars +191

Flames vs. Stars Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Arena: Scotiabank Saddledome

Computer Predictions for Flames vs. Stars

Computer picks for Flames vs Stars
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Flames (-1.5) Over (5.5) Flames 4 Stars 2

Flames vs. Stars Betting Trends

  • Calgary has won 44 of its 68 games as a favorite this season.
  • In 20 games with shorter than -237 moneyline odds this season, the Flames have won 13.
  • The moneyline odds say Calgary has a 70.3% chance of winning this game.

Calgary Flames Leaders

  • Johnny Gaudreau is currently one of Calgary’s leading contributors (115 total points), having put up 40 goals and 75 assists.
  • Matthew Tkachuk is another top contributor for Calgary with 104 points (1.3 per game), scoring 42 goals and adding 62 assists.
  • Elias Lindholm has 42 goals and 40 assists for Calgary.
  • Jacob Markstrom has a record of 37-15-9. He has conceded 137 goals (2.2 goals against average) and racked up 1617 saves with a .922 save percentage (seventh-best in the league).

Calgary Flames Season Stats

  • The Flames net the sixth-most goals in the NHL, averaging 3.6 per game for a total of 291 this season.
  • On defense, the Flames have been one of the best units in league action, allowing 206 goals to rank third.
  • With a +85 goal differential, they’re ranked second-best in the NHL.
  • The Flames’ 54 power-play goals this season are 10th-best in the NHL (on 237 power-play chances).
  • The Flames have the league’s 10th-best power-play conversion rate at 22.8%.
  • The Flames’ offense has netted seven shorthanded goals this season (12th among all teams).
  • The Flames’ penalty-kill percentage (83.2%) is the NHL’s sixth-best.
  • The Flames’ players win 51.1% of their faceoffs to rank 11th in the NHL.
  • The Flames shoot 10% as a team, ranked 12th-best in the league.
  • The Flames have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 22.4 hits and 11.7 blocked shots per game.

Stars vs. Flames Betting Trends

  • This season the Stars have 14 wins in the 33 games in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • Dallas has gone 1-2 when sportsbooks have listed them as underdogs of +191 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The win probability for the Stars, implied from the moneyline, is 34.4%.

Dallas Stars Leaders

  • Joe Pavelski’s 27 goals and 53 assists in 82 contests give him 80 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
  • Jason Robertson is crucial for Dallas’ attack with 79 total points (1.1 per game), including 41 goals and 38 assists through 74 games.
  • Roope Hintz has 37 goals and 35 assists for Calgary.
  • Dallas’ Jake Oettinger is 30-15-1 this season, compiling 1217 saves and allowing 114 goals (2.5 goals against average) with a .914 save percentage (19th in the league).

Dallas Stars Season Stats

  • The Stars’ 233 total goals (2.8 per game) rank 21st in the NHL.
  • The Stars have given up 3.0 goals per game, 244 total, which ranks 14th among league teams.
  • They have a -11 goal differential, which ranks 20th in the league.
  • The Stars have scored 54 power-play goals this season, which are 10th-best in the NHL (on 240 power-play chances).
  • The Stars’ power-play conversion rate (22.5%) ranks 11th in the league.
  • The Stars have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (12th in the league).
  • The 79% penalty-kill percentage the Stars have registered is the league’s 19th-ranked rate.
  • The Stars have the second-best faceoff win rate in the NHL (54.8%).
  • The Stars are shooting 9.4% (19th in the league).
  • The Stars have not yet shut out an opponent this season.

Flames and Stars Injury Report

Flames: Sean Monahan: Out For Season (Hip), Tyler Parsons: Out For Season (Undisclosed)

Stars: Braden Holtby: Out (Lower Body), Vladislav Namestnikov: Out (Lower-body)

Betting Tips for Flames vs. Stars

We have the Flames -237 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will finish over the total of 5.5 goals, with the Flames (-1.5) covering the spread.

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