The Edmonton Oilers will face off against the Calgary Flames in Calgary for game 2 of the series. I believe this will be another very high scoring game, but you can expect more physical play from both teams.
The Flames are leading the Oilers 1-0 in the series after a 9-6 win in game 1. Puck is set to drop 10:30 PM eastern time in Calgary.
Last Game Records
- Last Game: 6-9 Loss against the Flames
- Overall Record: 49-27-6
- Last Game: 9-6 win vs the Oilers
- Overall Record: 50-21-11
Oilers at Flames Betting Analysis
Edmonton Oilers Betting Analysis
The Edmonton Oilers come into round 2 after defeating the LA Kings in 7 games, despite being down 3-2 in the series at one point. The Oilers have a very explosive offensive, but they are going to need to find more defense if they want to knock off the Flames.
The Oilers offense looked incredible in game 1, but their defense was atrocious. The team let up an absurd 48 shots in game 1. The Oilers also let up 9 goals against in game 1.
Connor Mcdavid led the offense for the Oilers as he recorded 4 points in game 1. The Oilers offense looked solid but could not find a win despite scoring 6 goals.
The Goaltender situation in Edmonton is looking very rough as Mike Smith was pulled in the first period after allowing three goals. Smith looked solid in round 1, but the starter for game 2 is still undecided.
Calgary Flames Betting Analysis
The Calgary Flames advanced from round 1 after beating the Dallas Stars in seven games. The Flames offense lacked immensely in round 1, but it looks like they have their groove after scoring 9 goals vs the Oilers in game 1. Below are the NHL betting stats for the Flames.
The Flames have been known for the defense all playoffs, but last night, the script was flipped. The Flames let up a very high 6 goals against and struggled heavily in the defensive zone. The team also allowed 28 shots against.
The Flames offense on the other hand was buzzing in game 1 as they scored 9 goals vs the Oilers. Matthew Tkachuk led the way with a hat trick and Blake Coleman also scored two goals in game 1.
Jacob Markstrom should be set to take the net in game 2 after a very rough game 1 start. Markstrom who obtained a 1.34 GAA in round 1 let up six goals against the OIlers in game 1. Markstrom is a solid goalie and I see him rebounding in game 2.
- Forward Connor Mcdavid had 4 points in game 1
- Goaltender Mike Smith was pulled in the first period
- Oilers allowed 48 shots against
- Forward Matthew Tkachuk had a hat trick in game 1
- Goaltender Jacob Markstrom recorded a .786 save percentage
- Forward Blake Coleman scored 2 goals in game 1
Oilers at Flames Betting Preview
Game 2 is a very crucial game for both teams in this series, below is the NHL betting odds.
The Oilers are the Moneyline underdog in Game 2 with +160 odds. The Flames are the favorites with -180 odds. The puck line has the Oilers as a +1.5 with -165 odds, while the Flames are -1.5 with +140 odds to cover.
The over/under for Game 1 is at 6.5 total goals. The over odds are –115 while the under odds are -105. Game 1 had 15 total goals.
Oilers at Flames Betting Prediction
The Flames dominated the Oilers in game 1 winning by a score of 9-6, so there’s no surprise they are the NHL betting picks favorites. Both teams have highly explosive offenses, but I believe the difference comes down to goaltending.
The Oilers goaltending was absolutely atrocious in game 1. Mike Smith let up three goals and was pulled in the first and Mikko Koskninen came in and let up 6 more. I know Jacob Markstrom also had a rough night, but you can not beat the Flames with that kind of goaltending. Jacob Markstrom will win game 2 for the Flames.
The Flames MoneyLine is the NHL experts picks of the night.
How to bet on Oilers at Flames
If someone were to place $100 on the Oilers covering the 1.5 goal puck line, they would get a return of $60.61. The same bet on the Flames would return $140.
A $100 bet on the Oilers to win on the Moneyline would give the winner $160. The same play on the Flames with -180 odds would return $55.56.
A bet of $100 on the over 6.5 with -115 odds would return $86.96 in winnings, while the same bet on the under would return $95.2 in winnings.