Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 5/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+115) Flames (-140)
The Calgary Flames are hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday in Game 5 of their series. Edmonton leads 3-1. The moneyline on this contest has the Oilers at +115 while the Flames are priced at -140. The total is set at 7.
The Oilers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 victory against the Flames in Game 4. The Oilers had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the win. For the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 26 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play tries and scored 2 goals. Edmonton had 8 mins in the box in this contest.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 285 goals (8th in the league) this year and have given up 251. For the season, they have recorded 104 points and their points percentage is .634. Edmonton is sitting with 235 power play chances and they have tallied 61 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 25.96%. When playing at even strength, the Oilers have allowed the opponent to score 199 goals while earning 224 themselves. Edmonton has tried 2,790 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Oilers have had 2,647 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 252 power play opportunities (9th in the league) and have earned 52 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Mike Smith. The opposition has been able to score 1,720 goals against Smith in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.70. Smith has participated in 670 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage is .912 for his 38,260 minutes on the ice. He has a record of 299-263-78 and he started in 627 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Smith has tallied 335 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .534. Smith has seen 19,589 shot attempts taken against him and he has 17,869 saves.
In Game 4 Calgary had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those tries. The Flames earned 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried.
Calgary has put up 2,908 shots (3rd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.01%, while allowing their opponents 2,374 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.20% on their oppositions 250 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.3%. They have a total of 236 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.88%. The Flames have accumulated 237 goals at even strength and 54 goals (10th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 206 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 291 goals, 111 points, as well as a points percentage of .677.
For the opposition you will find Jacob Markstrom in net. Markstrom is the owner of a career mark of 169-152-43 and has participated in 378 games. Markstrom's quality start percentage sits at 53.6% and he has earned 194 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has compiled 10,003 saves out of the 10,971 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .912. His opposition is averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has yielded 968 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 362 games and has played for a total of 21,614 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-140)
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