Flames Vs Oilers: Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 18, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 17, 2022

Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday, May 18 showcases the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers facing off at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN. The most recent betting lines reveal that the Oilers are +150 on the moneyline and the Flames are -175 to win this matchup. This game has an over/under of 6 goals.

This article references betting data valid as of May 18, 2022 at 9:12 PM ET. Find all the latest odds for this outing in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Flames Vs Oilers Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 18

Flames: Christopher Tanev: Questionable (Lower Body), Sean Monahan: Out (Hip)

Oilers: None

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Flames
Total Pick Over (6)
Spread Pick Flames (-1.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Flames Vs Oilers Team Stats

Flames Avg. (Rank) Oilers Avg. (Rank)
3.55 (6th) Goals Scored 3.48 (7th)
2.52 (3rd) Goals Allowed 3.06 (17th)
35.4 (3rd) Shots 33.9 (10th)
28.9 (5th) Shots Allowed 32.2 (20th)

Flames Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Johnny Gaudreau 82 40 74 114 262 6 +63
Matthew Tkachuk 82 42 62 104 253 12 +57
Elias Lindholm 82 42 40 82 235 10 +60
Andrew Mangiapane 82 35 20 55 185 8 +20
Rasmus Andersson 82 4 46 50 152 2 +28

Oilers Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Connor McDavid 80 44 79 123 314 10 +28
Leon Draisaitl 80 55 55 110 278 24 +17
Zach Hyman 76 27 27 54 213 5 -10
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 63 10 40 50 153 1 +3
Evan Bouchard 81 12 31 43 205 2 +9

Betting Trends

  • The Flames have been a moneyline favorite 72 times this season, and have gone 45-27 in those games.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Flames a 63.6% chance to win.
  • This season the Oilers have won nine of the 22 games, or 40.9%, in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • Oddsmakers have implied, given the moneyline set for this matchup, that the Oilers have a 40.0% chance to win.
  • In 52 games this season, Calgary and its opponent have combined for more than 6 goals.
  • Edmonton has played 58 games this season that ended with more than 6 goals.
PlayPicks Staff Avatar
Written by
PlayPicks Staff

PlayPicks staff has years of sports betting and DFS knowledge and we share all of that with you for free daily.

View all posts by PlayPicks Staff
Privacy Policy