Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 24 (5/24): NHL

Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 24 (5/24): NHL

Credit: photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Oilers money line -115
Oilers spread -1.5 (+210)
Flames money line -105
Flames spread +1.5 (-250)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Edmonton Oilers Calgary Flames
Record 55-37 55-37
Home / road record 31-15 26-19
Streak W2 L2
Goals per game 3.48 3.55
Goals allowed per game 3.06 2.51
Shots per game 34.0 35.5
Shots allowed per game 32.3 29.0
PP % 26.0% 22.9%
PK % 21.10% 17.07%
Over / under record 47-41-4 45-40-8
 

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames will meet again at the Rogers Place in Edmonton to play the Game 4 of the playoffs 2nd round in the West. The Oilers beat the Flames again 4-1 in game 3 to take the lead 2-1 on the series.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 31-15 at home this season. They have 55-37 overall record ranking 2nd in the Pacific. Edmonton is 27-9 against the Pacific Division. The Oilers are 18-7-2 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.

Connor McDavid has scored 44 goals with 79 assists for the Oilers. Leon Draisaitl has seven goals and 12 assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Oilers are 6-4, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.8 assists, six penalties and 14.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Calgary Flames

The Flames have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 26-19 on the road this season with a 55-25-11 record overall, ranking 1st in the Pacific. The Flames are 35-18-6 in Western Conference play. Calgary has scored 302 goals and ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.6 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with 42.

Johnny Gaudreau has scored 40 goals with 75 assists for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk has four goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Flames are 5-5, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 6.5 penalties and 17.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Calgary are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Calgary are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Edmonton..

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games against Calgary.

Edmonton are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games at home.

Prediction

The Oilers continue to be explosive offensively on this series as they have scored 15 goals so far. The Flames struggled to score in Game 3 but of turn this thing around. I expect a response from the Flames in Game 4 but the Oilers will stay hot so the best play here is the over. 

PICK: Over 6.5 (-110)

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