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(49-27-6) Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames (50-21-11)
Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Time: 9:30 PM ET
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Alberta, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers +120 | Flames -150 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Edmonton -1.5 -170 | Flames -1.5 +140
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.5
The Edmonton Oilers face the Calgary Flames in Game Five of the Second Round with the Oilers boasting a 3-1 series lead.
The Oilers have won the last three games and with one more win, can advance to the Western Conference Final. The Flames, entered the series as favorites but will have to win out to avoid being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by their Alberta rival.
The Oilers have taken over this series with their offense stepping up and scoring 20 goals in the series including 5 goals in Game Four.
Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Evander Kane have led the best line in the playoffs with 9 goals and 21 assists combined in the series.
The defense has also stepped up, allowing only four goals in the last two games. Evan Bouchard and Duncan Keith have stepped up as the top pairing but the rest of the defensive unit has also played well with Darnell Nurse, Cody Ceci, and the rest of the defensemen creating turnovers in the defensive zone.
The Flames have fallen apart in the series and hope the offense can step up, scoring 16 goals in the series but only 4 goals in the last 2 games. Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, and Matthew Tkachuk have scored 5 goals and 8 assists including a goal in Game Four but the rest of the offense needs to step up.
The offense looks to improve but the defense has been awful in the series, allowing 20 goals including 5 goals in Game Four.
In addition, goaltender Jacob Markstrom has struggled in the net, saving only 108 of the 127 shots.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Oilers are 21-15-5 SU on the road
- Oilers O/U are 17-23-1 on the road
- Flames are 25-9-7 SU at home
- Flames O/U are 21-17-3 at home
Free Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames NHL Prediction
The Flames are looking to avoid elimination with their backs against the wall and will need to play their best game of the series on their home ice. The problem is that the Oilers have taken over this series and look to control this game on both ends of the ice.
The Oilers look to build off a five-goal game and pile on the goals with Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the rest of the forward unit overwhelming the Flames’ defense with speed in all three zone and creating open shots with great puck movement in the offensive zone.
Edmonton should win Game Five to advance to the Western Conference Final and provide great odds in the process as road Underdogs.
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