Oilers vs. Flames Game 1 Prediction
The Flames have fared well against the Oilers in previous meetings between these two teams, but Calgary is heavily favored for the Game 1 matchup at 9:30 p.m. ET. Are the Flames worth the risk?
029 Edmonton Oilers (+140) at 030 Calgary Flames (-160); o/u 6
9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Leon Draisaitl will be in the lineup for Game 1, per Oilers GM Ken Holland. Draisaitl might be playing hurt though. He seemed to suffer a lower-body injury during Game 6 of the Oilers' first round series, though he ultimately still played in Game 7. He wasn't on the ice for Tuesday's skate.
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Elias Lindholm is a finalist for the Selke Trophy. This is the first time Lindholm has been nominated for the Selke. He had a plus-61 rating, 52 blocked shots, and 55 takeaways over the course of the 2021-22 campaign. He also was a key member of the Flames' penalty kill. He probably won't win the Selke, but he was an important two-way forward for the Flames.
Oilers vs. Flames Game 1 Betting Prediction
The home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the favorite is 4-1 in the last five meetings and the Oilers are just 1-4 in their last five games in Calgary. The Oilers are also 2-5 in their last seven games as an underdog, are 2-6 in their last eight games as a road dog and are 1-4 in their last five Conference Semifinals games. The Flames are also 24- 9 in their last 33 home games, are 36-17 in their last 53 games overall and are 28-13 in their last 41 games versus Western Conference foes.
NHL PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: CALGARY FLAMES -160