Oilers vs. Flames Game 2 Prediction
After the two teams combined for a ridiculous 15 goals in Game 1 on Wednesday night, will Game 2 between the Oilers and Flames also turn into a wild shootout when the rivals clash at 10:30 p.m. ET?
039 Edmonton Oilers (+155) at 040 Calgary Flames (-175); o/u 6.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Friday, May 20, 2022
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Mike Smith will start in Game 2 on Friday night against Calgary. Smith got the hook early in Edmonton's second-round series opener versus the Flames after he allowed three goals on 10 shots just past the six-minute mark of the first period. Calgary ended up winning the contest by a score of 9-6. Coach Jay Woodcroft made it clear that Smith would be back in the crease for Friday's contest. He has a 4-3 record this postseason with a 2.68 GAA and .930 SV%.
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Jacob Markstrom is expected to start in Game 2 against Edmonton on Friday night. Markstrom surrendered six goals on 28 shots in a 9-6 win over the Oilers in the second-round opener on Wednesday. He knows that he will have to better than that and his teammates have plenty of confidence in his ability to bounce back. Markstrom has a 5-3 record this postseason with a 2.08 GAA and .923 SV%.
Oilers vs. Flames Game 2 Betting Prediction
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 14-6-1 in the last 21 meetings in Calgary. The over is also 5-1 in the Oilers’ last six Conference Semifinals games, is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games when their opponent allowed five goals or more in its previous contest and is 8-3 in Edmonton’s last 11 games after scoring five goals or more in its previous game. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Flames’ last six games when their opponent scored five goals or more in their previous game and is 13-6-2 in their last 21 games after scoring five goals or more in their previous contest.
NHL PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: OILERS/FLAMES OVER 6.5