Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 18 (5/18): NHL

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 18 (5/18): NHL

Credit: photo by  Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Oilers money line +140
Oilers spread +1.5 (-175)
Flames money line -160
Flames spread -1.5 (+150)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Edmonton Oilers Calgary Flames
Record 53-36 54-35
Road / home record 23-21 28-17
Streak W2 W1
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 45-40-4 43-38-8
 

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames will meet at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary to play the Game 1 of the playoffs 2nd round in the West. The Oilers beat the LA Kings in 7 games while the Flames beat the Dallas Stars in 7 games as well.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 23-21 on the road so far this season. They have 53-36 overall record ranking 2nd in the Pacific. Edmonton is 21-6-0 against the Pacific Division. The Oilers are 17-7-2 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.

Leon Draisaitl has 55 goals and 55 assists for the Oilers. Evander Kane has 10 goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Oilers are 7-3, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.9 assists, 5.2 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

Calgary Flames

The Flames have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 27-17 on the road this season with a 53-24-11 record overall, ranking 1st in the Pacific. The Flames are 33-17-6 in Western Conference play. Calgary has scored 290 goals and ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.6 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with 42.

Elias Lindholm has 42 goals and 40 assists for the Flames. Johnny Gaudreau has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Flames are 5-4, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.6 assists, 5.9 penalties and 14.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

The Flames are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games.

The under is 4-2 in the Flsmes last 10 games.

The Oilers are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.

The over is 4-2-1 in the Oilers last 7 games.

Prediction

The Flames are the #1 defense in the league and are allowing 2.4 goals per game in their last 10 games and are playing great at home. The Oilers were good offensively in the 1st round but they will struggle in Calgary on this series. Look for the Flames to dominate at home ice.

PICK: Flames ML (-160)

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